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Dr. Aaron Roth named Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair

Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen are pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Roth, associate professor of computer and information science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, to the Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Chair. It became effective March 1.

Dr. Roth is an expert in algorithm design, especially the algorithmic foundations of data privacy, game theory and machine learning.

In 2016, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)(Almanac April 26, 2016), and he has also received an NSF CAREER Award (Almanac March 19, 2013), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (Almanac March 17, 2015) and a Google Faculty Research Award, among other honors. 

He has taught at Penn since 2011 and was the Raj and Neera Singh Assistant Professor of Computer Science from 2011 until 2016.

He earned a PhD in 2010 in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in 2006 in computer science and mathematics from Columbia University.

The Class of 1940 Bicentennial Endowed Term Chair was established by the Class of 1940 at its 50th reunion to honor outstanding young professors at Penn.