Posted on 31/01/2014
Professor Gregory Gutin, from the Department of Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, has been announced today (31 January) as a recipient of a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
The award, which is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), gives recognition to Professor Gutin’s academic achievements in the area of algorithm design and analysis, the importance of his research to the science community, and the wider benefits that it can bring to society.
His research, which is on the border of computer science and mathematics, concerns algorithms that determine practical and efficient solutions to everyday problems, such as finding the most effective route for a police patrol car to take when navigating a road system.
Professor Gutin said: “Although I have received recognition from my peers in computer science, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award acknowledges a much wider impact of my research and I am very happy about it. The award also recognises the excellence of the research environment in which I work, so it is not only my merit but also that of the Department and of Royal Holloway.”
Professor Fiadeiro, Head of the Department of Computer Science, said: “I am delighted that Gregory has received this prestigious award: he is not only a superb researcher but also an excellent teacher and a wonderful colleague. He is certainly a role model for our junior academic colleagues and graduate students.”