CSD founding faculty

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Bill Miller                                                     Ed Feigenbaum

John McCarthy (playing chess via the IBM 7090),

The opponents were in the USSR (now Russia), the moves were transmitted by voice telephone. John McCarthy received the Turing award in 1971.

                          Don Knuth     Bob Floyd      Ed McCluskey.

Jack Herriott (with CPC), Gene Golub, Niklaus Wirth.

Further information

Edward A. Feigenbaum

Professor Feigenbaum came from U.C. Berkeley's school of business to Stanford in 1965. A description of the DENDRAL project and its successors is available in a publication from the National Research Council. He received the Turing award in 1994. Feigenbaum student tree, to be completed.

Gene Golub

Gene Golub was the first Stanford Professor to become associated with the division that became the Stanford Computer Science Department. Gene arrived as a visiting assistant professor on Aug 1, 1962, and become a regular faculty member the year after. Golub student tree.

Jack Herriott

Professor Herriot joined the Stanford mathematics department in 1960, and managed early computing equipment, as the IBM Card- Programmed Calculator. The CPC did not have the capability to store programs internally. Herriot student tree.

John McCarthy

Prof. McCarthy joined Stanford first in September 1962, but left the year after. He rejoined the new department in 1965. He is shown here in front of Stanford's IBM 7090, a transitorized 32K memory computer. Such a computer cost at the the time aroun $3 000 000, but IBM granted routinely 60% discounts to academic institutions. home page. McCarthy student tree.

Donald Erwin Knuth

Donald Knuth authored many books. The series on "The Art of Computer Programming", still in process, provides encyclopedic insights into the field. He received the Turing award in 1974. Don's student tree is incompelte.

William F. Miller

Bill Miller was recruited in 1964 by Frederic Terman to Stanford from his position as Director of the Applied Mathematics Division at the Argonne National Laboratory. He joined Stanford's Mathematics department 1 Jan 1965 until the formation of the Computer Science department a few months later. At Stanford he was also responsible for computing at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). In 1968 he became the associate provost for computing. Bill Miller became Stanford's Vice President for Research and, in 1971, its Provost (1979 Interview by Pamela McCorduck.) From 1979 to 1990 Bill Miller was the President and CEO of SRI International. Upon his return to Stanford he joined the business school, and also participated in advising many Silicon Valley companies. He is now an Emeritus Professor of the Stanford Business School and the Computer Science Department. Bill Miller's student tree is to be completed.

Niklaus Wirth.

Prof. Wirth was recruited from U.C. Berkeley, where he had studied under Prof. Huskey (see SWAC on the 2nd floor), but left in 1968 to return to Zurich, first at the University there and later at ETH. He became famous for developing effective computer language, as PASCAL. At Stanford he developed a.o. an compiler for the IBM-360: Algol-W. He received the Turing award in 1984.

Niklaus Wirth Stanford student tree.

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