Feb. 14, 2014

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

Jon Kleinberg
Kleinberg

The 2013 Harvey Prize will be awarded to Jon Kleinberg, the Tisch University Professor of Computer Science, for his seminal contributions and leadership in the newly emerging science of information networks, including his groundbreaking work on characterizing the structure of the World Wide Web in terms of hubs and authorities, his analysis of ”small-world” phenomena and his work on influence propagation in networks.

Given without regard to nationality, race, religion or gender, the Harvey Prize celebrates outstanding efforts in the areas of science, technology, human health and peace. Award winners are chosen through a rigorous selection process at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology that includes evaluation by scientists from Israel and around the world in the nominee’s field of study.

The prize includes an award of $75,000. It has been awarded to scientists from the United States, Britain, Russia, Sweden, France and Israel, among them Nobel laureate Mikhail Gorbachev, former leader of the USSR, in appreciation of his initiatives and policies to lessen regional tensions; Edward Teller for his discoveries in solid-state physics, atomic and nuclear energy; and William J. Kolff for his invention of the artificial kidney.

The prize is supported by a foundation established by the late Leo M. Harvey (1887-1973), a Los Angeles industrialist and inventor and supporter of the Technion.

Harvey Prize honorees are invited to the Technion to receive their awards, give lectures and meet with Israeli scientists, academicians and leaders at Technion and other universities. Material from these lectures is published in a continuing library, the Harvey Prize Papers.