Leslie Valiant#

Membership Number:5082
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:INFORMATICS
Elected:2019
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):https://people.seas.harvard.edu/~valiant




Present and Previous Positions

  • 2001 T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor, Harvard University
  • 1982 - 2001 Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
  • 1977 - 1982 Lecturer, Reader, Computer Science Department, Edinburgh University
  • 1974 - 1976 Lecturer, Centre for Computer Studies, Leeds University
  • 1973 - 1974 Visiting Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Carnegie-Mellon University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Complexity theory
  • Learning theory
  • Parallel computing and routing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Possibilities and limitations of Darwinian evolution
  • Computational neuroscience

Honours and Awards
  • 1985 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1986 Nevanlinna Prize
  • 1991 Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • 1992 Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence
  • 1997 Knuth Prize
  • 2001 Member of the US National Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 EATCS (European Association for Theoretical Computer Science) Award
  • 2008 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2010 ACM Turing Award
  • 2013 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
  • 2013 Multiple honorary degrees from European Universities, and appointed Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge

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