• USA-2012

    For contributions to graph drawing, algorithms and data structures and to computer science education.

Roberto Tamassia is the Plastech Professor of Computer Science and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Brown University. He is also the Director of Brown’s Center for Geometric Computing. His research interests include data security, applied cryptography, analysis, design, and implementation of algorithms, graph drawing and computational geometry. He has published six textbooks and more than 250 research articles and books in the above areas and has given more than 70 invited lectures worldwide. He is an AAAS Fellow, ACM Fellow, and IEEE Fellow and the recipient of a Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society for pioneering the field of graph drawing. He is listed among the 360 most cited computer science authors by Thomson Scientific, Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). He serves regularly on program committees of international conferences. His research has been funded by ARO, DARPA, NATO, NSF, and several industrial sponsors. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988.