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Larry Joseph Stockmeyer (1948 – 31 July 2004) was an American computer scientist. He was one of the pioneers in the field of computational complexity theory, and he also worked in the field of distributed computing. He died of pancreatic cancer.
- 1972: BSc in mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- 1972: MSc in electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- 1974: PhD in computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Supervisor: Albert R. Meyer.
- 1974–1982: IBM Research, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY.
- 1982–November 2003: IBM Research, Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA.
- October 2002–2004: University of California, Santa Cruz, Computer Science Department – Research Associate.
- 1996: Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery: "For several fundamental contributions to computational complexity theory, which have significantly affected the course of this field."
- 2007: The Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing for the paper Dwork, Lynch & Stockmeyer (1988).
- Meyer & Stockmeyer (1972) — this work introduced the polynomial hierarchy.
- Stockmeyer (1974) — "one of the most remarkable doctoral theses in computer science".
- Dwork, Lynch & Stockmeyer (1988) — this paper received the Dijkstra Prize in 2007.
- Bortnikov, Edward (2007), "Review of DISC '07", ACM SIGACT News 38 (4): 49–53, doi:10.1145/1345189.1386170, ISSN 0163-5700.
- Dwork, Cynthia; Lynch, Nancy; Stockmeyer, Larry (1988), "Consensus in the presence of partial synchrony", Journal of the ACM 35 (2): 288–323, doi:10.1145/42282.42283.
- Fortnow, Lance (2005), "Beyond NP: the work and legacy of Larry Stockmeyer" (PDF), Proc. 37th Annual ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (STOC, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2005), pp. 120–127, doi:10.1145/1060590.1060609, ISBN 1-58113-960-8.
- Meyer, Albert R.; Stockmeyer, Larry J. (1972), "The equivalence problem for regular expressions with squaring requires exponential space", Proc. 13th Annual Symposium on Switching and Automata Theory, pp. 125–129, doi:10.1109/SWAT.1972.29.
- Rajsbaum, Sergio (2004), "Larry Stockmeyer: 1948–2004", ACM SIGACT News 35 (4): 39, doi:10.1145/1054916.1054930, ISSN 0163-5700.
- Stockmeyer, Larry J. (1974), The Complexity of Decision Problems in Automata Theory and Logic. PhD Thesis.
- "Larry Stockmeyer". ISI Web of Knowledge, highly cited researchers.
- "In Memoriam – Larry Stockmeyer". UC Santa Cruz Currents Online. 9 August 2004.
- "Administrative Message: Passing of Larry Stockmeyer". UC Santa Cruz. 5 August 2004.
- "Larry Joseph Stockmeyer". Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- "STOC 2005 conference program" (PDF). Includes the program of 'Larry Stockmeyer Commemoration' (21 May 2005).
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