One of the most significant ways the University of Toronto recognizes exceptional scholarly achievement is through the designation of 'University Professor'. The U of T was proud to name Allan Borodin as one of these eminent professors. (Allan joins DCS' Geoff Hinton in this distinguished group.)
Allan's citation notes: "Professor Borodin has a long and distinguished research career in theoretical computer science. His central area of interest, computational complexity and algorithm design, addresses the basic issue of determining the minimum resources required to solve computational problems. A common theme in Borodin's research is that he explores fundamental questions that seemingly should be well understood but often defy answers to even the most basic aspects of these questions. Hence, he has often been at the forefront of developing new models and problem formulations that have become standard frameworks for computer science studies."
More information and Allan's full citation may be found on the U of T Vice-President and Provost Web site
. Also, the U of T Bulletin released an article on the 2010-2011 University Professors