The Shimon Even Memorial Page


Shimon Even, born in Tel-Aviv on June 15th 1935, Died on May 1st, 2004.

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Technion 1959
M.Sc. Mathematics, University of North Carolina 1961
Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, Harvard University 1963

Prof. Even held positions at the Technion (1964-67, 1974-2003), Harvard (1967-69), Weizmann Institute (1969-74) Tel-Aviv Academic College (2003-04).

As an educator Shimon Even played a major role in establishing Computer Science education in Israel. He pioneered and established the academic program at the Weizmann Institute and later at the Technion.

Shimon Even was a superb teacher, and his courses inspired many students. He knew how to explain difficult issues rigorously while maintaining the view of the entire picture. His celebrated books on Graph Algorithms carried his educational message to the entire Computer Science community worldwide.

Shimon Even was first and foremost a scientist in search of the scientific truth, following his nose to the "right" problems. He contributed to the areas of switching and automata theory, graph algorithms, combinatorial algorithms, cryptography, complexity theory, distributed algorithms and circuit layout.

We shall all miss him, as a scientist, educator and friend.




Eulogies, tributes, personal stories and messages (received in May 2004)


Ongoing Commemoration Projects


Shimon Even Prize in Theoretical Computer Science


Oded Goldreich's Shimon Even memorial page


Other links


Graduate Students