Paris Kanellakis - in Memoriam - Awards


In 1996, the Association for Computing Machinery instituted the Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, which is granted yearly to honor "specific theoretical accomplishments that have had a significant and demonstrable effect on the practice of computing". Past recipients include Leonard Adleman, Whitfield Diffie, Martin Hellman, Ralph Merkle, Ron Rivest, and Adi Shamir, Abraham Lempel and Jacob Ziv, Randy Bryant, Edmund Clarke, E. Allen Emerson, and Ken McMillan, Danny Sleator and Robert Tarjan, Narendra Karmarkar, Eugene Myers, Peter Franaszek, Gary Miller, Michael Rabin, Robert Solovay, and Volker Strassen, Yoav Freund and Robert Schapire, Gerard Holzmann, Robert Kurshan, Moshe Vardi, and Pierre Wolper, Robert Brayton, Bruno Buchberger, Corinna Cortes and Vladimir Vapnik, Mihir Bellare and Phillip Rogaway, Kurt Mehlhorn, Hanan Samet, and Andrei Broder, Moses Charikar, and Piotr Indyk.

After donations from Kanellakis's parents, three graduate fellowships and a prize have been established in his memory at the three institutions where he studied and worked: Brown, MIT, and NTUA.

  • Since 1997, the Department of Computer Science at Brown has been offering two Paris Kanellakis Fellowships every year, each of which lasts for one year and is awarded preferably to graduate students from Greece. Past recipients include Christos Amanatidis, Aris Anagnostopoulos, Alexandru Balan, Foteini Baldimtsi, Glencora L. Borradaile, Costas Busch, Daniel Acevedo Feliz, Arjun Guha, Evgenios Kornaropoulos, Michail Michailidis, Tomer Moscovich, Shay Mozes, Olga Papaemmanouil, Charalampos (Babis) Papamanthou, Alexandra Papoutsaki, Eric Ely Rachlin, Emmanuel (Manos) Renieris, Warren Schudy, Nikos Triandopoulos, Ioannis (Yannis) Tsochantaridis, Aggeliki Tsoli, and Ioannis (Yannis) Vergados.
  • Since 1999, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT has been offering one Paris Kanellakis Fellowship every year, which lasts for one year and is awarded to a graduate student who is either Greek or American of Greek descent. Past recipients include Nikolaos Andrikogiannopoulos, Georgios Angelopoulos, Christos Mario Christoudias, Apostolos Fertis, Vasileios-Marios Gkortsas, Themistoklis Gouleakis, Manolis Kamvysselis (Kellis), Christos Kapoutsis, Aristeidis Karalis, Georgia-Evangelia (Yola) Katsargyri, Georgios Papachristoudis, Anastasios (Tasos) Sidiropoulos, and Christos Tzamos.
  • Since 2000, NTUA has been offering one Paris Kanellakis Prize every year, which is awarded to the student of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering who earns the greatest GPA over all courses of the third and fourth years of study in the field of Information Technology. Past recipients include Spyridon Antonakopoulos, Georgios Assimenos, Constantinos Daskalakis, Ilias Diakonikolas, Theodoros Kassambalis, Iassonas Kokkinos, Leonidas Lambropoulos, Emmanouel Papadakis, Charalambos Samios, and Charis Volos.

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