- Madhu Sudan
Madhu Sudan ( _ta. மதுசூதன்) (born
September 12, 1966) is an Indian computer scientist, professorof computer scienceat the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and a member of MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
He was awarded the Rolf
Nevanlinna Prizeat the 24th International Congress of Mathematiciansin 2002. The prize recognizes outstanding work in the mathematical aspects of computer science. Sudan was honored for his work in advancing the theory of probabilistically checkable proofs—a way to recast a mathematical proof in computer language for additional checks on its validity—and developing error-correcting codes. For the same work, he received the ACM's Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1993and the Gödel Prizein 2001.
Madhu Sudan has made important contributions to several areas of theoretical computer science, including probabilistically checkable proofs, non-approximability of optimization problems, and error-correcting codes. His work is characterized by brilliant insights and wide-ranging interests.
Madhu Sudan was born in Madras (
Chennai), India. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science from IIT Delhiin 1987and his doctoral degree in computer science at the University of California, Berkeleyin 1992. He was a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Centerin Yorktown Heights, New Yorkfrom 1992to 1997.
* [http://dblp.uni-trier.de/db/indices/a-tree/s/Sudan:Madhu.html DBLP: Madhu Sudan] .
* [http://people.csail.mit.edu/madhu Madhu Sudan's Home Page] .
* [http://www.hvk.org/articles/0902/151.html Mathematician at MIT: Indian wins ‘junior Nobel.’]
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