Prof. Yishay Mansour
Prof. Yishay Mansour got his PhD from MIT in 1990, following it he was a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard and a Research Staff Member in IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. Since 1992 he is at Tel-Aviv University, where he is currently a Professor of Computer Science and has serves as the first head of the Blavatnik School of Computer Science during 2000-2002. He was the founder and first director of the Israeli Center of Research Excellence in Algorithms.
Prof. Mansour held positions with IBM Research, Bell Labs, AT&T research Labs, and MicroSoft Research and is currently associated with Google Research. He has mentored start-ups Riverhead, which was acquired by Cisco, Ghoonet and Verix.
Prof. Mansour has published over 100 journal papers and over 200 proceeding papers in various areas of computer science with special emphasis on machine learning, algorithmic game theory, communication networks, and theoretical computer science and has supervised over a dozen graduate students in those areas.
Prof. Mansour was named an ACM fellow in 2014, and in 2019 received the 30-years Test of Time Award of Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS). He received an advanced ERC grant in 2019. He is currently an associate editor in a number of distinguished journals and has been on numerous conference program committees. He was both the program chair of COLT (1998) and the STOC (2016), served twice on the COLT steering committee and once on the ALT steering committee.