|Born||Taylor Lockwood Booth
September 22, 1933
|Died||October 20, 1986(aged 53)|
|Fields||Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering|
|Alma mater||University of Connecticut|
|Known for||Sequential Machines and Automata Theory (1967)|
|Notable awards||IEEE Centennial Medal (1984)|
One of his fundamental works is Sequential Machines and Automata Theory (1967). It is a wide-ranging book meant for specialists, written for both theoretical computer scientists as well as electrical engineers. It deals with state minimization techniques, Finite state machines, Turing machines, Markov processes, and undecidability.
He was the founder and director of the Computer Applications & Research Center (CARC) at the University of Connecticut's School of Engineering. In 1981 the center was created to support the school's growing need for centralized computing research and development services. After his death the center was renamed to Taylor L. Booth Center for Computer Applications and Research or in its shorter form the Booth Research Center. In 2002 the Booth Research Center (BRC) and the Advanced Technology Institute (ATI), another center at the School of Engineering, merged into the Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology (BECAT).
Awards and honors
Professor Booth received following awards and honors:
- The Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education in 1972, to recognize the outstanding young electrical engineering educator.
- The IEEE Centennial Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1984.
- The Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Computer Society in 1985, for his accreditation work.
Taylor L. Booth Education Award
After Booth's death, the IEEE Computer Society established the Taylor L. Booth Education Award, to keep his name in memory. The award is given annually for individuals with an "outstanding record in computer science and engineering education".
- "Tribute to Taylor L. Booth". IEEE-CS. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
- "BECAT Overview and History". University of Connecticut. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- "School of Engineering Annual report 2001-2002" (PDF). University of Connecticut. Retrieved October 28, 2010.
- "IEEE Computer Society Marks 60th Anniversary". IEEE-CS. August 7, 2007. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
- "Past Frederick Emmons Terman Award Winners". American Society for Engineering Education. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Taylor L. Booth Education Award". IEEE-CS. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
- Taylor Booth (1967) Sequential Machines and Automata Theory, John Wiley and Sons, New York. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 67-25924.
- partial list of works