Robert Lee Constable

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Robert Lee Constable
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Doctoral advisor Stephen Kleene
Doctoral students Steven Muchnick
Kurt Mehlhorn
Edmund M. Clarke
Robert Harper
Known for NuPRL

Robert "Bob" Lee Constable is a professor of computer science and first and former dean of the department at Cornell University. He is known for his work on connecting computer programs and mathematical proofs, especially the NuPRL system. Constable received his PhD in 1968 under Stephen Kleene and has supervised over 40 students, including Ryan Stansifer, Steven Muchnick, Kurt Mehlhorn, Edmund M. Clarke, and Robert Harper. He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Selected publications[edit]

  • R. L. Constable and M. J. O'Donnel. A Programming Logic, Winthrop, Cambridge, 1978.
  • R. L. Constable, S. D. Johnson and C. D. Eichenlaub. An Introduction to the PL/CV2 Programming Logic. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 135, Springer-Verlag, 1982
  • PRL Group. Implementing Mathematics with the Nuprl Proof Development System. Prentice-Hall, Engelwood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.

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