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American computer scientistwd:Q17457
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United States of America
educated at: Case Western Reserve University, California Institute of Technology, Milwaukee Lutheran High School
occupation: mathematician, computer scientist, historian of mathematics, writer, programmer, university teacher, engineer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Turing Award, IEEE John von Neumann Medal, Harvey Prize, National Medal of Science, Faraday Medal, Grace Murray Hopper Award, Josiah Willard Gibbs Lectureship, Fellow of the Royal Society, Turing Lecture, Computer History Museum fellow, Franklin Medal, Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, ACM Software System Award, W. Wallace McDowell Award, Paul R. Halmos - Lester R. Ford Awards, BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, Leroy P. Steele Prize, Benjamin Franklin Medal, prix Lester Randolph Ford, John von Neumann Lecture, honorary doctor of ETH Zürich, doctor honoris causa, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, Kyoto Prize, ACM Fellow, SIAM Fellow, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, honorary doctorate of the University of Glasgow, Foreign Member of the Royal Society
Donald Ervin Knuth ( kə-NOOTH; born January 10, 1938) is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University.
He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation. In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.
As a writer and scholar, Knuth created the WEB and CWEB computer programming systems designed to encourage and facilitate literate programming, and designed the MIX/MMIX instruction set architectures. Knuth strongly opposes granting software patents, having expressed his opinion to the United States Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Organisation.
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An analysis of alpha-beta pruning ( 1975 )
ALGOL 60 confidential ( 1961 )
scientific article (publication date: June 1961)
scientific article (publication date: February 1977)
author: Donald Knuth
scientific article (publication date: December 1965)
author: Donald Knuth