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Balázs Szegedy wins prestigious Fulkerson Prize

Balázs Szegedy

Balázs Szegedy, UTSC associate professor of mathematics, was awarded the Fulkerson Prize by the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in Berlin in August.

The Fulkerson Prize is one of the most prestigious international prizes in discrete mathematics.  It is awarded every three years to as many as three papers which the judges consider to be outstanding. It comes with a prize of $1,500.

“This is truly a remarkable achievement, for which we are extremely proud,” says David Fleet, chair of the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at UTSC.

Szegedy won the prize for a 2006 paper in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory (Series B, 96: 933-957, 2006) which characterized subgraph multiplicity in sequences of dense graphs. His co-author was László Lovász of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

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