E. Allen Emerson

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Ernest Allen Emerson II
Born (1954-06-02) June 2, 1954 (age 67)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationHarvard (PhD 1981)
AwardsParis Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award (1998)
Turing Award (2007)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsUniversity of Texas, Austin, United States
Doctoral advisorEdmund M. Clarke

E. Allen Emerson (born June 2, 1954) is an American computer scientist. He is Professor and Regents Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas, Austin, United States.

He won the 2007 A.M. Turing Award along with Edmund M. Clarke and Joseph Sifakis for the invention and development of model checking.[1] He is also the recipient of the 1998 ACM Paris Kanellakis Award Theory and Practice Award for symbolic model checking.[2]

He received his BS degree in mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin in 1976[3] and his PhD degree in applied mathematics at Harvard University in 1981.[3]

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  1. ^ "ACM Turing Award Honors Founders of Automatic Verification Technology That Enables Faster, More Reliable Designs". February 4, 2008.
  2. ^ "AWARDS -- E. ALLEN EMERSON -- 'ACM A.M. Turing Award' and 'Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award'". Association for Computing Machinery. 2015. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. […] authored seminal papers that founded what has become the highly successful field of Model Checking.
  3. ^ a b "Kanellakis Award". Association for Computing Machinery. March 26, 1999. Archived from the original on June 5, 2011. Retrieved February 5, 2008.

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