A Conversation with David Gries
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Gries, David; Constable, Robert L.
David Gries joined Cornell in 1969. He was chair of CS in the 1980s and associate dean of engineering for 8 years in the 2000s. His research was on compiler writing and areas related to formal programming methodology. He is known for his texts on programming, on compiler writing (the first such text, in 1971), on the science of programming, and on logic and discrete math. He has two honorary doctorates and four awards from the leading computing societies for contributions to education. He was among the first ten Cornell faculty to receive the Weiss Presidential Fellow award for contributions to undergrad education. He was Chair of the Computer Science Board when it became the CRA (Computing Research Association) and opened an office in Washington to represent the interests of computing in academia. He received the CRA award for service to the computing community. David and Bob talk about David’s time as a grad student at the Munich Institute of Technology and the early days in the Cornell CS Department. Running Time: 51 min. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/40576
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