Robert E. Tarjan selected as a Fellow of SIAM

If you come up with a clever algorithm that’s clean and elegant, you have a much better chance of people using it.

May 2009 – Robert E. Tarjan, Senior Fellow in the Business Optimization Lab and a Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, has been selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), class of 2009. Fellowship honors SIAM members who have made outstanding contributions to the fields served by SIAM.

Professor Tarjan was recognized for his work on the design and analysis of algorithms.

Professor Tarjan is an expert in the design and analysis of combinatorial algorithms and data structures. He has written over 175 refereed journal articles and two books. He was awarded the Nevanlinna Prize in Informatics in 1982 and the A. M. Turing Award in 1986. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.