Moshe Vardi  

Born  1954 (age 69–70) Israel 
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Scientific career  
Fields  Logic Computation^{[2]} 
Institutions  Rice University IBM Research Stanford University 
Thesis  The Implication Problem for Data Dependencies in the Relational Model (1981) 
Doctoral advisor  Catriel Beeri^{[3]} 
Doctoral students  Kristin Yvonne Rozier 
Website  www 
Moshe Ya'akov Vardi (Hebrew: משה יעקב ורדי) MAE ForMemRS^{[5]} is an Israeli mathematician and computer scientist. He is the Karen Ostrum George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University, United States.^{[6]}^{[2]}^{[7]} and a faculty advisor for the Ken Kennedy Institute.^{[8]} His interests focus on applications of logic to computer science, including database theory, finite model theory, knowledge of multiagent systems, computeraided verification and reasoning, and teaching logic across the curriculum. He is an expert in model checking, constraint satisfaction and database theory, common knowledge (logic), and theoretical computer science.^{[9]}^{[10]}
Vardi has authored or coauthored over 700 technical papers^{[2]} as well as editing several collections. He has authored the books Reasoning About Knowledge^{[11]} with Ronald Fagin, Joseph Halpern, and Yoram Moses, and Finite Model Theory and Its Applications^{[12]} with Erich Grädel, Phokion G. Kolaitis, Leonid Libkin, Maarten Marx, Joel Spencer, Yde Venema, and Scott Weinstein. He is senior editor of Communications of the ACM, after serving as its editorinchief for a decade.^{[13]}
Vardi was an undergraduate student at BarIlan University and received his Master of Science degree from the Weizmann Institute of Science.^{[4]} His PhD was supervised by Catriel Beeri and awarded by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1981.^{[3]}
Vardi's research interests are in logic and computation.^{[2]} He served as chair of the computer science department at Rice University from January 1994 until June 2002. Prior to joining Rice in 1993, he worked at IBM Research and was also a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.^{[5]} Vardi serves as an editor of several international journals^{[clarification needed]} and was formerly a director of the International Federation of Computational Logic Ltd.^{[14]} He has also cochaired the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) task force on job migration.^{[when?]}
Vardi is the recipient of three IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards, a cowinner of the 2000 Gödel Prize (for work on temporal logic with finite automata), winner of the Knuth Prize in 2021, a cowinner of the Paris Kanellakis Award in 2005, and a cowinner of the LICS 2006 TestofTime Award. He is also the recipient of the 2008 and 2017 ACM Presidential Award, the 2008 Blaise Pascal Medal in computational science^{[15]} by the European Academy of Sciences,^{[16]} the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the Computing Research Association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society's 2011 Harry H. Goode Memorial Award, the 2018 ACM Special Interest Group for Logic and Computation (SIGLOG), the Distinguished Services Award from the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS),^{[17]} the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), and the Kurt Gödel Society (KGS) jointly sponsored Alonzo Church Award for Outstanding Contributions to Logic and Computation (with Tomas Feder). Vardi also holds honorary doctorates from eight Universities:
Vardi is a Guggenheim Fellow, ACM Fellow, AAAI Fellow,^{[23]} Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS). He was designated a highly cited researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information, and was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences.^{[1]}^{[24]} the European Academy of Sciences, and the Academia Europaea (MAE).^{[5]} He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.^{[25]} He was included in the 2019 class of fellows of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to the development and use of mathematical logic in computer science".^{[26]}
Vardi lives with his wife Pamela Geyer in Houston, Texas.^{[17]} His stepson Aaron Hertzmann^{[27]} is also a computer scientist at Adobe Research.