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Cornell PhD Graduates Awarded 2019 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize

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Congratulations to recent Cornell CIS PhD graduates Alessandro Panconesi and Aravind Srinivasan, who have received the 2019 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing for their paper "Randomized Distributed Edge Coloring via an Extension of the Chernoff-Hoeffding Bounds." This monetary prize is named for Edsger Dijkstra, a pioneer in the area of distributed computing. No other individual has had a larger influence on research in principles of distributed computing. The prize is given for outstanding papers on the principles of distributed computing, whose significance and impact on the theory and/or practice of distributing computing have been evident for at least a decade. The Prize is sponsored jointly by the ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing and the EATCS Symposium on Distributed Computing. Computer Science Professor Fred Schneider was awarded the Dijkstra Prize in 2018.