Arto Salomaa#

Arto Salomaa
Email:salomaaenator 'at'
Membership Number:1222
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FINLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006- : Professor Emeritus, University of Turku
  • 1990-2005: Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Univ. of Western Ontario
  • 1981-82: Visiting Professor, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
  • 1975-1980 and 1990-1999: Academy Professor, Academy of Finland
  • 1973-75: Visiting Professor, Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1966-68: Visiting Professor of CS, Univ. of Western Ontario
  • 1966-1999: (with leaves of absence for the periods indicated above): Full Professor of Mathematics, Univ. of Turku
  • 1960: Ph.D. Univ. of Turku, Finland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Formal languages and automata
  • Grammars and rewriting systems
  • Combinatorics on words
  • Cryptography
  • Authentication and secret sharing
  • Models of computation
  • Algorithmic information theory
  • Many-valued logic
  • Boolean functions
  • Reaction systems

Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Honorary Award of The Cultural Foundation of Finland
  • 1988 Invited to give The Klosterman Lectures at Leiden University
  • 1989-2013: 9 doctorates honoris causa, 2 in Finland and 7 abroad
  • 2001: One of the Twelve Fellows in the Academy of Finland
  • 1998: Nokia Special Award on merits in cryptography
  • 2004: EATCS Award in recognition of outstanding scientific contributions to theoretical computer science
  • 2011: "Arto Salomaa Auditorium" in Aarhus University (DAIMI), Denmark
  • 2014: Award of ETH Zuerich for merits in teaching of computer science
  • 2016: Award for initializing the DLT (Developments of Language Theory) conference series in 1993
  • 2018: The prize given in DLT conferences named "Salomaa Prize"
  • 2019: First Class Commander of the Order of the Finnish Lion

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