David Park (computer scientist)

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David Park
Died(1990-09-29)29 September 1990
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
ThesisSet-Theoretic Constructions in Model Theory (1964)
Doctoral advisorHartley Rogers Jr.
Doctoral studentsMike Paterson

David Michael Ritchie Park (1935 – 29 September 1990) was a British computer scientist. He worked on the first implementation of LISP.[1] He became an authority on the topics of fairness, program schemas and bisimulation in concurrent computing.[2]


  1. ^ McCarthy, J.; Brayton, R.; Edwards, D.; Fox, P.; Hodes, L.; Luckham, D.; Maling, K.; Park, D.; Russell, S. (March 1960), LISP I Programmers Manual (PDF), Boston, Massachusetts: Artificial Intelligence Group, M.I.T. Computation Center and Research Laboratory Accessed 11 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Professor David Michael Ritchie Park", M.S. Paterson, Formal Aspects of Computing, Springer London, ISSN 0934-5043 (Print) 1433-299X (Online), v.2, #1 / March, 1990 doi:10.1007/BF01888230, pp. 299-300 [1]

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