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Turing Awardee Jeffrey Ullman on How He Got Involved with Computer Science


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2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Jeffrey Ullman

"Experience almost serves as a detriment" in computer science, says 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award co-recipient Jeffrey Ullman.

Credit: The Stanford Daily

Stanford computer science professor emeritus Jeffrey Ullman was named one of two recipients for the ACM A.M. Turing Award on March 31. Known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," the award recognizes "major contributions of lasting importance to computing." Ullman and his co-recipient, longtime collaborator Columbia computer science professor Alfred Aho, made "broad and fundamental contributions to the field of programming language compilers," ACM said.

In an interview, Ullman discusses the imposter syndrome, running a Burroughs 5500, and using applications to address social problems.

From The Stanford Daily
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