Joël Ouaknine is a co-recipient of the 2020 Salomaa prize

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The third Salomaa prize has been awarded to MPI-SWS director Joël Ouaknine and James Worrell (Professor of Computer Science at Oxford University), for their outstanding contribution to Theoretical Computer Science, in particular to the theory of timed automata and to the analysis of dynamical systems.

The Salomaa prize in Automata Theory, Formal Languages and Related Topics is awarded each year by the Developments in Language Theory (DLT) Symposium. It was named to honour the scientific achievements and influence of Arto Salomaa, a founder of the DLT symposium. The prize consists of 2000 euros, funded by the University of Turku, Finland, the home university of Arto Salomaa.