Jiří Matoušek#


Jiří Matoušek
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:matousek 'at' kam.mff.cuni.cz
Membership Number:3178
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CZECH REPUBLIC
Section:INFORMATICS
Username:jmatousek
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://kam.mff.cuni.cz/~matousek

Jiří Matoušek passed away March 9, 2015.

Positions Held
  • 2012 - present Professor (part time), ETH Zürich
  • 1996 - 2011 visiting position every year, 3-4 months each year, ETH Zürich
  • 2000 - present Full Professor, Charles University in Prague
  • 1995 - 2000 Associate Professor (docent), Charles University in Prague
  • 1987 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Charles University in Prague
  • 1992 Humboldt Research Fellow, Free University Berlin, 12 months
  • 1991 Visiting Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Discrete geometry
  • Combinatorics
  • Algorithms
  • Topological methods
  • Metric embeddings

Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (for a joint paper with M. Loebl)
  • 1996 Prize of the Second European Mathematical Congress for young mathematicians, Budapest
  • 2000 Prize of the Czech Learned Society for Young Scientists (2000)
  • 2006 Elected member of the Czech Learned Society
  • 2011 Book "Thirty-three Miniatures" on the Choice's "Outstanding Academic Titles" list
  • 2011 - 2015 Coinvestigator of ERC Advanced Grant DISCONV (principal investigator Imre Bárány
  • Invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Berlin (1998) and European Math. Congress (Budapest, 1996)
  • 1998 Invited tutorial at the 39. IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS)

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