Paul Vitanyi#

Paul Vitanyi
Email:paulv 'at'
Membership Number:3009
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • CWI Fellow (since 2003)
  • Since 1988 Professor of Computer Science at the University of Amsterdam
  • 2005 Adjunct Professor Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 2005 Appointed Hoogleraar 1 (highest professor rank) at the University of Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Kolmogorov complexity
  • Computational machine learning
  • Computational complexity
  • Distributed computing
  • Information theory

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Silver Core Award
  • 2007 Knighthood (Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw)
  • 2003 Kolmogorov Medal - given to invited speakers at the "Kolmogorov and Contemporary Mathematics" Centennial Congress in Moscow
  • 2003 Medal of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1999 People Republic of China's 1999 National 1st Prize for Excellent Books in Science and Technology published in the Peoples Republic of China (jointly with Ming Li)
  • Initially Member of the Information and Communication Panel of the Scientific Councel of the European Research Councel (ERC) until resignation
  • 2005-2007 Goedel Prize Committee

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