Prof. Boaz Barak Awarded FOCS 2021 "Test of Time" Award for Groundbreaking 2001 Paper

March 17, 2022
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The 2021 FOCS conference took place this February 2022, and Harvard Theory's own Boaz Barak received the prestigious FOCS "Test of Time" Award for his 2001 paper "How to Go Beyond the Black-Box Simulation Barrier".  

On their website, the FOCS 2021 Test of Time Award committee states that it "[pays] particular attention to long-term impact. This impact can come in many forms, including: 1., opening up a new area of research; 2., introducing new techniques, [and] 3., solving a problem of lasting importance."