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Exponential Algorithms

  • Richard J. Lipton
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Abstract

Alan Perlis won the first Turing Award for his pioneering work on computer languages. He helped create the now famous department of computer science at Carnegie-Mellon University, then later in his career he created another department at Yale University. Alan was always smiling even though he spent much of his adultlife in a wheel chair. He delighted in all things, especially anything about computing. You could walk into his office anytime and chat about just about anything. My connection with Alan was as a graduate student at Carnegie-Mellon, and later as a junior faculty at Yale when he was the chair there.

Keywords

Knapsack Problem Exponential Term Computer Language Junior Faculty Asymptotic Performance 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyCollege of Computing School of Computer ScienceAtlantaUSA

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