Chattopadhyay receives NAS Michael and Sheila Held Prize

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has selected Eshan Chattopadhyay, assistant professor of computer science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, as the 2024 co-recipient of the Michael and Sheila Held Prize, along with collaborator David Zuckerman, professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Austin, for their novel work on randomized algorithms.

Given annually since 2018, the Held Prize honors “outstanding, innovative, creative, and influential research in the areas of combinatorial and discrete optimization, or related parts of computer science.” The pair will receive the award, along with a $100,000 prize, at the NAS 161st Annual Meeting on April 28.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award and to have my work with David on randomness extractors recognized by the larger scientific community,” Chattopadhyay said.

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