Shimon Even was born in Israel on June 15th, 1935.
He died on May 1st, 2004.
In addition to his pioneering research contributions (most notably to Graph Algorithms and Cryptography), Shimon is known for having been a highly influential educator. He played a major role in establishing computer science education in Israel (e.g., at the Weizmann Institute and the Technion). He served as a source of professional inspiration and as a role model for generations of young students and researchers.
To commemorate Shimon Even, funds have been created for the purpose of handing awards to graduate students in Theoretical Computer Science. Unfortunately, due to various regulations, it was not possible to pursue the original intention of having a single Israeli-wide award. Instead, two awards were established, one confined to students at the Weizmann Institute and the other confined to students at the Technion. Each award is administrated by the corresponding institute.
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