Alan J. Perlis—1922–1990: a founding father of computer science as a separate discipline

@article{Denning1990AlanJP,
  title={Alan J. Perlis—1922–1990: a founding father of computer science as a separate discipline},
  author={Peter J. Denning},
  journal={Communications of The ACM},
  year={1990},
  volume={33},
  pages={604-605}
}
  • P. Denning
  • Published 1990
  • Computer Science
  • Communications of The ACM
A lan J. Perlis died of a heart attack in New Haven, Connecticut on February 7, 1990 at the age of 68. Renowned as an educator and as a programming systems and language developer, he was the first editor-inchief of Communications of the ACM (1958-62), president of ACM from 1962 to 1964, and the first recipient, in 1966, of ACM’s Turing Award. Perlis was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 1, 1922. He received a B.S. in chemistry in 1942 from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie… Expand
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