This program recognizes undergraduate students in North American colleges and universities who show outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Ted Pyne was a Winner, Louis Golowich a Finalist, and Noah Singer an Honorable Mention.
Harvard Theory of Computation Professor Michael Mitzenmacher, along with Yossi Azar, Andrei Broder, and Anna Karlin, have been named 2020 ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practcice Award Recipients for "the discovery the discovery and analysis of balanced allocations, known as the power of two choices, and their extensive applications to practice. The Balanced Allocations paper and the follow-up work on the power of two choices are elegant theoretical results, and their content will continue to have a demonstrable effect on the practice of computing."
Vadhan, the Vicky Joseph Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and area co-chair for Computer Science at SEAS and Harvard College Professor, was chosen for his work advancing computational complexity and cryptography, and for promoting public support for theoretical computer science.