The International Mathematical Union awards the

... outstanding contributions in Mathematical Aspects of Information Sciences including:

All mathematical aspects of computer science, including complexity theory, logic of programming languages, analysis of algorithms, cryptography, computer vision, pattern recognition, information processing and modelling of intelligence.

Scientific computing and numerical analysis. Computational aspects of optimization and control theory. Computer algebra.

The prize is financed by the University of Helsinki. The recipient must be under 40 years of age.

**1982** Robert Tarjan

**1986** Leslie Valiant

**1990** A A Razborov

**1994** Avi Wigderson

**1998** Peter W Shor

**2002** Madhu Sudan

**2006** Jon Kleinberg

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**IMU Prizes:**

DMV/IMU Gauss Prize

IMU Nevanlinna Prize

**Other Web site:**

JOC/EFR August 2009

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