Alfred Aho

Canadian computer scientist

1941   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Toronto, Princeton University
occupation: computer scientist, engineer, programmer
award received: IEEE John von Neumann Medal, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, Turing Award, C&C Prize, Great Teacher Award

Alfred Vaino Aho (born August 9, 1941) is a Canadian computer scientist best known for his work on programming languages, compilers, and related algorithms, and his textbooks on the art and science of computer programming.Aho was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 1999 for his contributions to the fields of algorithms and programming tools. He and his long-time collaborator Jeffrey Ullman are the recipients of the 2020 Turing Award, generally recognized as the highest distinction in computer science.
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