Edward M. McCreight

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Edward M. (Ed) McCreight
Alma materCollege of Wooster
Carnegie Mellon University
Known foralgorithm design, computer design
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsBoeing, Xerox PARC, Adobe Systems

Edward Meyers McCreight is an American computer scientist. He co-invented the B-tree with Rudolf Bayer while at Boeing,[1] and improved Weiner's algorithm to compute the suffix tree of a string.[2] He also co-designed the Xerox Alto workstation,[3] and, with Severo Ornstein, co-led the design and construction of the Xerox Dorado computer while at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.[4] He also worked at Adobe Systems.


  1. ^ Bayer, R.; McCreight, E.M. (1972), "Organization and maintenance of large ordered indexes" (PDF), Acta Informatica, 1 (3): 173–189, doi:10.1007/bf00288683, S2CID 29859053, retrieved 2010-09-02
  2. ^ McCreight, Edward Meyers (1976). "A Space-Economical Suffix Tree Construction Algorithm". Journal of the ACM. 23 (2): 262–272. CiteSeerX doi:10.1145/321941.321946. S2CID 9250303.
  3. ^ Thacker, C.P.; McCreight, E.M.; Lampson, B.W.; Sproull, R.F.; Boggs, D.R. (1982), "Alto: a personal computer", Computer Structures: Principles and Examples: 549–572, retrieved 2010-09-02
  4. ^ Ornstein, Severo (2002). Computing in the Middle Ages: A View from the Trenches 1955-1983. Lexington, KY: 1st Books. ISBN 978-1-4033-1517-5.

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