CSD founding faculty
The opponents were in the USSR (now Russia), the moves were transmitted by
voice telephone. John McCarthy received the
award in 1971.
Don Knuth     Bob Floyd      Ed McCluskey.
Jack Herriott (with CPC), Gene Golub, Niklaus Wirth.
Edward A. Feigenbaum
Professor Feigenbaum came from U.C. Berkeley's school of business to Stanford
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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
(1979 Interview by
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
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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