Endre Szemerédi

Hungarian-American mathematician and theoretical computer scientist

Endre Szemerédi (born August 21, 1940) is a Hungarian-American[1] mathematician. He worked in the field of combinatorics and theoretical computer science. He has been the State of New Jersey Professor of computer science at Rutgers University since 1986.

Endre Szemerédi
Endre Szemerédi
Born (1940-08-21) August 21, 1940 (age 80)
NationalityHungarian American
Alma materMoscow State University
AwardsAbel Prize (2012)
Széchenyi Prize (2012)
Rolf Schock Prizes (2008)
Leroy P. Steele Prize (2008)
George Pólya Prize (1975)
Alfréd Rényi Prize (1973)
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientific career
Computer science
Theoretical computer science
InstitutionsRutgers University
Doctoral advisorIsrael Gelfand
Doctoral studentsJaikumar Radhakrishnan
Gabor Sarkozy

He also holds a professor emeritus status at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Awards and honorsEdit

Szemerédi has won numerous awards and honors for his contribution to mathematics and computer science. A few of them are listed here:

  • Grünwald Prize (1967)
  • Grünwald Prize (1968)
  • Rényi Prize (1973)
  • George Pólya Prize for Achievement in Applied Mathematics (SIAM), (1975)
  • Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1979)
  • State of New Jersey Professorship (1986)
  • The Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research (AMS), (2008)
  • The Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics for deep and pioneering work from 1975 on arithmetic progressions in subsets of the integers (2008)[2]
  • The Széchenyi Prize of the Hungarian Republic for his many fundamental contributions to mathematics and computer science (2012)
  • The Abel Prize for his fundamental contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science (2012)


  1. "Magyar tudós kapta a matematika Nobel-díját" (in Hungarian). Népszava. March 21, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Major US Maths Prize Given to HAS Full Member[permanent dead link], Hungarian Academy of Sciences, January 9, 2008.

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