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Joseph Halpern

Joseph Yehuda Halpern
Joseph Halpern at the EPFL in June 2008
Born 1953
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Cornell University
Doctoral students Francis Chu, Nir Friedman, Adam Grove, Daphne Koller, Li Li, Yoram Moses, Leandro Rego
Notable awards Gödel Prize (1997)
Dijkstra Prize (2009)

Joseph Yehuda Halpern (born 1953) is a professor of computer science at Cornell University. Most of his research is on reasoning about knowledge and uncertainty.

Halpern graduated in 1975 from University of Toronto with a B.S. in mathematics. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1981 under the supervision of Albert R. Meyer and Gerald Sacks. He has written two books, Reasoning about Uncertainty and Reasoning About Knowledge and is a winner of the 1997 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science and the 2009 Dijkstra Prize in distributed computing. From 1997 to 2003 he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the ACM.[1] In 2002 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and in 2012 he was selected as an IEEE Fellow.[2]

Halpern is also the administrator for the Computing Research Repository, the computer science branch of [3]

His students include Nir Friedman, Daphne Koller, and Yoram Moses.


  1. ^ "History | Journal of the ACM". Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  2. ^ 2012 Newly Elevated Fellows, IEEE, accessed 2011-12-10.
  3. ^ Subject areas and moderators,

External links

  • Joe Halpern's homepage
  • Google scholar profile

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