ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
Honorable Mention Iran – 2013

For his dissertation "New Rounding Techniques for the Design and Analysis of Approximation Algorithms," nominated by Stanford University.

Press Release

Honorable Mention for the 2013 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award went to Grey Ballard of Sandia National Laboratories and Shayan Oveis Gharan of the University of California, Berkeley.  They will share a $10,000 prize, with financial sponsorship provided by Google Inc.