Professor Joseph S.B. Mitchell of State University of New York at Stony Brook and one of the two managing editors of World Scientific's International Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications (IJCGA), has won the prestigious Gödel Prize 2010.
The Prize was awarded for Mitchell's concurrent discovery along with Professor Sanjeev Arora of Princeton University, of a polynomial-time approximation scheme (PTAS) for the Euclidean Travelling Salesman Problem (ETSP).
The Gödel Prize which is named after the late Kurt Gödel, founder of the Gödel's incompleteness and completeness theorems, and Gödel's ontological proof, has been awarded annually since 1993. It is jointly awarded by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Algorithms and Computation Theory (ACM SIGACT).
Mr Max Phua, Executive Director of World Scientific Publishing said, "Professor Mitchell has been instrumental in the field and deserves this distinguished prize for his contributions. We would like to congratulate him on his success."
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About the International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications (IJCGA)
The International Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications (IJCGA) is a bimonthly journal devoted to the field of computational geometry within the framework of design and analysis of algorithms. It places emphasis on the computational aspects of geometric problems that arise in various fields of science and engineering including computer-aided geometry design (CAGD), computer graphics, constructive solid geometry (CSG), operations research, pattern recognition, robotics, solid modelling, VLSI routing/layout, and others. More information on the journal can be found at www.worldscinet.com/ijcga/.