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University Professor Stephen Cook has been appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada, "For his seminal contributions to theoretical computer science and mathematics, including his contributions to complexity theory."
The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest civilian honours. The order was established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Professor Cook is one of just 11 Officers named to the Order of Canada this year.
This new honour adds to Professor Cook's numerous recognitions. He was awarded the ACM Turing Award – known as the Nobel Prize for computer science. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society of London, and is a member of the Order of Ontario, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Gottingen Academy of Sciences. He has been a recipient of the Canada Council Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Prize, the CRM-Fields Prize, the Royal Society of Canada John L. Synge Award, the NSERC Award of Excellence and the NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering for sustained research excellence and influence which has substantially advanced the field of computer science. His inquiries are now among the essential theoretical results that all computer science graduates must understand.
Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.
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