Akinori Yonezawa

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Akinori Yonezawa
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Born 1947 (1947)
Nationality Japanese
Institutions University of Tokyo
Alma mater University of Tokyo, MIT

Akinori Yonezawa (米澤 明憲, Yonezawa Akinori, born 1947) is a Japanese computer scientist specializing in object-oriented programming, distributed computing and information security. Being a graduate of the University of Tokyo, Yonezawa has a Ph.D in computer science from MIT in the Actor group at the MIT AI Lab. He currently teaches at the University of Tokyo. He is the designer of ABCL/R, a reflective subset of the first concurrent object-oriented programming language ABCL/1.

In November 2009, he was awarded with a Medal of Honour with purple ribbon by the Government of Japan.[1]

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  1. ^ "678 individuals, 24 groups awarded Medals of Honor," Mainichi Shimbun. November 2, 2009 (japanese).
  • Aki Yonezawa Specification and Verification Techniques for Parallel Programs Based on Message Passing Semantics MIT EECS Doctoral Dissertation. December 1977.