The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) have selected Cornell Computer Science Professor Éva Tardos to deliver the Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture at the 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting.

Tardos is a leading researcher of theoretical computer science, focusing on algorithms and algorithmic game theory. Tardos was selected to deliver the AWM-SIAM Sonia Kovalevsky Lecture for her distinguished scientific contributions to the efficient methods for combinatorial optimization problems on graphs andnnetworks, and her work on issues at the interface of computing and economics.

The 2018 SIAM Annual Meeting will be held July 9-13 in Portland, OR. The Kovalevsky Lecture honors Sonia Kovalevsky (1850–1891), the most widely known Russian mathematician of the late 19th century.