Workshop “Algorithms and Applications” Honors Ed Reingold’s Contributions on His 70th Birthday

Edward M. Reingold

Edward M. Reingold

The Department of Computer Science will host a daylong workshop to celebrate the work of Edward M. Reingold and his 70th birthday on Monday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Stuart Building, Room 104.
RSVP by Monday, October 5 to Lauren Shelby at 312.567.5030 or, Register online here.

Reingold has worked in the design and analysis of algorithms for over 45 years. He was named a fellow of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) in 1996 for “significant research and educational contributions to data structures and the analysis of combinatorial algorithms.”

The October 12 workshop in honor of Reingold, called “Alogithms and Applications,” will feature speakers from more than a dozen top universities who will talk about their work with or inspired by Reingold and the impact of his work on computer science theory and its application to artificial intelligence and other areas. Click here for abstracts.

Participants will include:

  • Tanya Berger-Wolf, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo
  • Nachum Dershowitz, Tel-Aviv University
  • James Allen Fill, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sanjiv Kapoor, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Sanjeev Khanna, University of Pennsylvania
  • David Plaisted, University of North Carolina.
  • Daniel Sleator, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Roberto Tamassia, Brown University
  • Ari Trachtenberg, Boston University
  • Martin Wong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Click here for a complete list.

Dershowitz will give the talk “Why calendars?” He and Reingold wrote the book Calendrical Calculations (2001) on calendrical algorithms for easy conversions among the world’s current and historical calendars. A special lunch will feature personal recollections by colleagues and friends. They will include Thomas Fruchterman, with whom Reingold wrote “Graph Drawing by Force-Directed Placement.”

Reingold is an Illinois Tech alumnus (MATH ’67), professor of computer science and applied mathematics, and former computer science department chair. He came to Illinois Tech after 30 years as a professor of computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Reingold essentially grew up on the university campus, because his father, Haim Reingold, was the longtime chair (1951-1975) of the mathematics department here.