Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Jeffrey S. Vitter

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor
(785) 864-4904

  • Notre Dame Scholar, University of Notre Dame, 1973–1977.
  • General Electric Mathematics Major Award, 1977.
  • Graduated with highest honors, University of Notre Dame, 1977.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977–present.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Stanford University, 1977–1980.
  • Sigma Xi, 1983–present.
  • IBM Faculty Development Award, 1984–1988.
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985–1991.
  • Listed in several national and international Who's Who publications, 1986–present.
  • Honorary A.M. degree, Brown University, 1986.
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1986–present.
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), for contributions to the theory of sorting and searching and to the design and analysis of computer algorithms, 1993–present.
  • Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for contributions to the theory of information storage and retrieval and to the design and mathematical analysis of computer algorithms, 1996–present.
  • Recognition of Service Award, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 1997.
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1998.
  • Medal of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, 1999.
  • Recognition of Service Award, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2001.
  • Fuqua Scholar, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2002.
  • 2009 SIGMOD Test of Time Award, awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group for Management of Data (SIGMOD) to the authors of the most impactful SIGMOD paper from 10 years earlier.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, for distinguished contributions to the design and analysis of efficient computer algorithms and data structures, particularly those involving massive amounts of data, 2009–present.
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