Monroe "Monty" Newborn (born May 21, 1938), chairman of the computer chess committee for the Association of Computing Machines, was a professor of electrical engineering in Columbia University, is now a professor of computer science at McGill University in Montreal. He co-authored a computer chess program named Ostrich.
Monty Newborn received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1967. He was an assistant professor and associate professor at Columbia University in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from 1967 to 1975. In 1975, he joined the School of Computer Science at McGill University and has been with the School since then, serving as its director from 1976 to 1983. He is the chairman of the ACM Computer Chess Committee since the early 1980s. His chess program, Ostrich, competed in five world championships dating back to 1974. He served as president of the International Computer Chess Association from 1983 to 1986.