Harry R. Lewis

Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University and former Dean of Harvard College; noted author

1947   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University
occupation: computer scientist

Harry Roy Lewis (born 1947) is an American computer scientist, mathe­ma­ti­cian, and uni­ver­sity admin­i­stra­tor known for his research in com­pu­ta­tional logic, textbooks in theoretical computer science, and writings on computing, higher education, and technology. He is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, and was Dean of Harvard College from 1995 to 2003. Lewis has been honored for his "particularly distinguished contributions to undergraduate teaching"; his students have included future entrepreneurs Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, and numerous future faculty members at Harvard and other schools. The website "Six Degrees to Harry Lewis", created by Zuckerberg while at Harvard, was a precursor to Facebook. A new professorship in Engineering and Applied Sciences, endowed by a former student, will be named for Lewis and his wife upon their retirements.
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The Efficiency of Algorithms / Harry R. Lewis und Christos H. Papadimitriou. - (1978) ( 1978 )

Article from "Scientific American" published 1978

author: Harry R. Lewis, Christos Papadimitriou

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