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Zvi Galil Elected to National Academy of Engineering


Zvi Galil

Zvi Galil, dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and professor of Computer Science, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Each year the NAE salutes leaders in engineering for their lifetime dedication to their field and their commitment to advancing the human condition through great engineering achievement and innovations in engineering and technology education.

"I'm delighted and honored to be elected to the National Academy," Galil said. Galil is the Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Mathematical Methods and Computer Science and the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering. His main research contributions are in the design and analysis of algorithms, computational complexity and cryptography.

Galil joined the Columbia faculty in 1982 and has been dean since 1995. He has written more than 200 scientific papers, edited five books, and has given more than 150 lectures in 20 countries. Galil has served as editor in chief of two journals (The Journal of Algorithms and SIAM Journal on Computing) and as the chief computer science adviser in the United States to the Oxford University Press. Born in Israel, he was educated at Tel Aviv University and received his doctorate from Cornell University.

The Washington, D.C.-based NAE, founded in 1964, is a member of the National Academies, which also includes the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.

Published: Feb 19, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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