Erez Petrank

Erez Petrank[1] is a computer scientist whose notable research contributions are in the fields of programming languages and computer systems (mostly on memory management), cryptography (mostly on theoretical foundations), computational complexity, and parallel computing. Petrank is currently (2017) a professor at the Computer Science department[2] at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.[3]

Erez Petrank
Native name
ארז פטרנק
Known forMemory Management algorithms (reference counting update coalescing, concurrent garbage collection, the compressor compator), making wait-free practical, and various zero-knowledge protocols (including concurrent and non-interactive).
  • OOPSLA 2019 Distinguished Paper Award
  • PODC Best Dissertation Award for Timnat’s Ph.D. dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Petrank
  • Technion Distinguished Teaching Award (more than 10 times)
  • Euro-Par 2015 Best Paper Award
  • DISC 2013 Best Paper Award
  • The Yanai Prize for Excellence in Academic Education 2012
  • VEE 2009 Best Paper Award
  • Simon Many Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2004
  • Coleman-Cohen Prize for Excellence in Teaching 2001, 2002
  • Rothschild Scholarship for Post-Doctoral Studies 1995
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
Doctoral advisorOded Goldreich

Prof. Petrank has published more than seventy papers in top conferences and journals with more than 5000 citations and an h-index of 38 (computed by Google Scholar[4]). He has served as the program chair of the International Symposium on Memory Management[5] and of the ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE).[6] Between 2009—2012 Petrank has served on the Association for Computing Machinery SIGPLAN Executive Committee.


  1. "Erez Petrank's Homepage". Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  4. "Erez Petrank - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  5. ({cite web|url= | title = International Symposium on Memory Management | publisher -})
  6. ({cite web|url= | title = ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments (VEE) | publisher -})
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