Xi Chen Wins Both 2021 Gödel Prize and Fulkerson Prize

Xi Chen is one of a small number of researchers to be awarded two highly prestigious honors—the 2021 Gödel Prize and the 2021 Fulkerson Prize—in one year. He and his long-time collaborator Jin-Yi Cai, a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, won the prizes for their paper, Complexity of Counting CSP with Complex Weights.

Elegantly Complex

Researchers from around the country gathered at Columbia Engineering this past weekend for a three-day event honoring four decades of ground-breaking research by Prof. Christos Papadimitriou. The conference, which organizers dubbed “PapaFest,” included individual speakers, panel discussions, social events, and even a rock band.