Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi Named Editor in Chief of Algorithmica

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Jack and Rita G. Minker Professor Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi has been selected as the new Editor-in-Chief of Algorithmica, a Springer-Nature journal. Algorithmica is the oldest existing international journal dedicated to algorithms. The journal publishes theoretical papers on algorithms that address problems arising in practical areas, and experimental papers of general appeal for practical importance.

In addition to the regular theoretical and experimental papers on Algorithms, the journal features two special sections: Application Experience which focuses on publishing findings obtained from applications of theoretical results to practical situations and Problems centered towards publishing short papers presenting problems on selected topics of computer science.

“I used to read papers from Algorithmica and learned algorithms since I was an undergraduate student at Sharif University (Iran),” said Hajiaghayi. “It is a great honor to be the Editor-in-Chief of the very same journal with lots of well-known people in its editorial board.”

A Ph. D. from MIT, Hajiaghayi’s research interests are algorithmic game theory and combinatorial auctions, network design, combinatorial optimizations and approximation algorithms, fixed-parameter algorithms, algorithmic graph theory, distributed and mobile computing, and computational geometry and embeddings.

A noted design and algorithm expert, Hajiaghayi has received several accolades which include the NSF Career award,  Google Faculty Research award (twice), an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the University of Maryland (UMD) Research and Scholarship Award (RASA), the EATCS Nerode Prize, the UMD Graduate Faculty Mentor of the Year award, and the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Coach Award.

He is an elected Guggenheim Fellow, an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow and a Fellow of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS).

In addition to being a professor in Computer Science Hajiaghayi holds joint appointments in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the University of Maryland Center for Machine Learning.

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