MCS Prize in Computer Science

In Memory of Professor Avner Magen

MCS PRIZE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

To be awarded annually to a UTM undergraduate Computer Science student in memory of
Professor Avner Magen.

Academic merit will be considered, with particular weight given to achievements in theoretical computer science including performance in CSC363H5/CSC373H5 and relevant research courses. Participation in co-curricular activities (e.g., Math and Computer Science Society (MCSS), the Hack Lab, facilitated study groups (FSG)) will also be considered. 

This award honors the achievements of Avner Magen, formerly an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. Prof. Magen was an expert in the theory of metric embeddings, computational geometry, and approximation algorithms. He was a brilliant researcher in addition to being a devoted instructor.