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Mathematician , Computer scientist

Michael O. Rabin, American Computer scientist, mathematician. Recipient Rothschild prize in mathematics, 1974, Turing award in computer science, 1976, Harvey prize in science and technical, 1980. Member Israel Academy Science, NAS (foreign associate member), American Academy Arts and Sciences (foreign honorary member), American Philosophical Society.

Background

Rabin, Michael Oser was born on September 1, 1931 in Breslau, Germany. Son of Israel A. and Else (Hess) Rabin.

Education

Master of Science in Mathematics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1957.

Career

H.B. Fine instructor Princeton University, 1956—1958. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1958. Senior lecturer to associate professor Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1958—1965, chairman Institute of Mathematics, 1964—1966, professor, since 1965, chairman computer science department, 1970—1971, rector (academy head), 1972—1975, pro-rector, 1976—1980, Albert Einstein chair, 1980—1999.

Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, 1962, University Paris, 1965, Yale University, 1967, New York University, 1970, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972-1978. Gordon McKay professor computer science Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981—1983, Thomas J. Watson senior professor computer science, since 1983. Consultant computer industry.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Inventor oblivious transfer algorithm.

Membership

Member Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate member), American Academy Arts and Sciences (foreign honorary member), American Philosophical Society (foreign), French Academy of Sciences (foreign), Royal Society United Kingdom (foreign).

Connections

Married Ruth Scherzer, May 31, 1954. Children: Tal, Sharon.

father:
Israel A. Rabin

mother:
Else (Hess) Rabin

spouse:
Ruth Scherzer

children:
Tal Rabin

Sharon Rabin