Award Name : Paris Kanellakis Award
Year of Award : 2010
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Kurt Mehlhorn (born 29 August 1949) is a German theoretical computer scientist. He has been a vice president of the Max Planck Society and is director of the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science.He receive Paris Kanellakis Award in 2010 for contributions to algorithm engineering that led to creation of the Library of Efficient Data types and Algorithms (LEDA)", a software collection of data structures and algorithms which "has been incorporated in the applied research programs of thousands of companies worldwide in telecommunications, bioinformatics, Computer-aided design (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), banking, optical products, and transportation.