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Author Shasha, Dennis Elliott.

Title Out of their minds : the lives and discoveries of 15 great computer scientists / Dennis Shasha, Cathy Lazere
Published New York : Copernicus, [1995]


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 W'PONDS  004.0922 Sha/Oot  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Linguists: How to Talk to Machines. John Backus: A Restless Inventor. John McCarthy: The Uncommon Logician of Common Sense. Alan C. Kay: A Clear Romantic Vision -- Pt. 2. Algorithmists: How to Solve Problems Fast. Edsger W. Dijkstra: Appalling Prose and the Shortest Path. Michael O. Rabin: The Possibilities of Chance. Donald E. Knuth: Boundless Interests, A Common Thread. Robert E. Tarjan: In Search of Good Structure. Leslie Lamport: Of Time, Space, and Computation. Stephen Cook and Leonid Levin: A Good Solution Is Hard to Find -- Pt. 3. Architects: How to Build Better Machines. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.: A Delight in Making Things Work. Burton J. Smith: Racing with the Speed of Light. W. Daniel Hillis: The Biological Connection -- Pt. 4. Sculptors of Machine Intelligence: How to Make Machines Smart. Edward A. Feigenbaum: The Power of Knowledge. Douglas B. Lenat: A Twenty-Year Bet -- Epilogue: Secrets of Success? -- Postscript: The Next 25 Years
Notes Paperback published in 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-278) and index
Subject Computer scientists -- Biography.
Computers -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Lazere, Cathy A.
LC no. 95008360
ISBN 0387979921
Other Titles Out of their minds : the lives and discoveries of fifteen great computer scientists