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Irit Dinur

Irit Dinur

Israeli mathematician
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Intro Israeli mathematician
A.K.A. אירית דינור
Countries Israel
Occupations Mathematician Computer scientist
Gender female
Birth 4 March 1973
Star sign Pisces
Education Tel Aviv University
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Irit Dinur (Hebrew: אירית דינור) is an Israeli mathematician. She is professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Her research is in foundations of computer science and in combinatorics, and especially in probabilistically checkable proofs and hardness of approximation.

Biography

Irit Dinur earned her doctorate in 2002 from the school of computer science in Tel-Aviv University, advised by Shmuel Safra; her thesis was entitled On the Hardness of Approximating the Minimum Vertex Cover and The Closest Vector in a Lattice. She joined the Weizmann Institute after visiting the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey, NEC, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dinur published in 2006 a new proof of the PCP theorem that was significantly simpler than previous proofs of the same result.

Awards and recognition

In 2007, she was given the Michael Bruno Memorial Award in Computer Science by Yad Hanadiv. She was a plenary speaker at the 2010 International Congress of Mathematicians. In 2012, she won the Anna and Lajos Erdős Prize in Mathematics, given by the Israel Mathematical Union. She was the William Bentinck-Smith Fellow at Harvard University in 2012–2013.

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References
http://lucatrevisan.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/turing-centennial-post-1-irit-dinur/
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu/node/3117
http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nb2009022091
http://www.cs.tau.ac.il/thesis/
http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/math/faculty.shtml
http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/math/research.shtml
http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~dinuri/
http://www.yadhanadiv.org.il/node/616/view/recipients
http://www.genealogy.ams.org/id.php?id=233435
http://www.ams.org/mathscinet-getitem?mr=2265009
http://doi.org/10.1090%2FS0273-0979-06-01143-8
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