Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Cristian S Calude

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Nationality  Romanian
Residence  New Zealand
Name  Cristian Calude
Fields  Mathematician
Role  Mathematician
Doctoral advisor  Solomon Marcus

Cristian S. Calude httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

Institutions  University of Auckland, Academia Europaea
Alma mater  University of Bucharest
Known for  Algorithmic Information Theory and Quantum Theory contributions
Books  Information and Randomn, Computing with cells and atoms, Theories of computational complexity, Borel Normality and Algor, Randomness as an Invariant f

Education  University of Bucharest

Book presentation by Gregory J. Chaitin and Cristian S. Calude

Cristian Sorin Calude (born 21 April 1952) is a Romanian-New Zealander mathematician and computer scientist. He graduated from the National College Vasile Alecsandri in Galați, and the University of Bucharest and was student of Grigore C. Moisil and Solomon Marcus. He is currently chair professor at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and also the founding director of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. Visiting Professor in many universities in Europe, North and South America, Australasia, South Africa, including Monbusho Visiting Professor, JAIST, 1999, and Visiting Professor ENS, Paris, 2009, École Polytechnique, Paris, 2011; Visiting Fellow, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, 2012. Former professor at the University of Bucharest. Author or co-author of more than 250 research articles and 8 books. Cited by more than 550 authors. Research in algorithmic information theory, quantum computing, discrete mathematics and history and philosophy of computation.


In 2017, together with Sanjay Jain, Bakhadyr Khoussainov, Wei Li, and Frank Stephan, he announced an algorithm for deciding parity games in quasipolynomial time. Their result has been accepted and will be presented at the Symposium on Theory of Computing 2017.

Distinctions and Prizes

  • "Computing Reviews Award", Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA, 1986.
  • "Gheorghe Lazar" Mathematics Prize, Romanian Academy, Romania, 1988.
  • Excellence in Research Award, University of Bucharest, Romania, 2007.
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Auckland, 2007.
  • Hood Fellow, 2008-2009.
  • Member of the Academia Europaea, 2008.
  • References

    Cristian S. Calude Wikipedia