Fred B. Schneider

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Fred B. Schneider
Born (1953-12-07) December 7, 1953 (age 64)
Nationality American
Alma mater Stony Brook University
Awards IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Computer science
Institutions Cornell University
Doctoral advisor Arthur Jay Bernstein

Fred Barry Schneider (born December 7, 1953[1]) is an American computer scientist, based at Cornell University, New York, United States, where he is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science.[2][3] He has published in numerous areas including science policy, cybersecurity, and distributed systems.[4] His research is in the area of concurrent and distributed systems for high-integrity and mission-critical applications.

Schneider received a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from Cornell University in 1975 followed by a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. In Fall 1978, he joined the faculty at Cornell University.

He has been editor-in-chief of Distributed Computing and associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy. He has also edited ACM Computing Surveys, High Integrity Systems, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and Information Processing Letters.

Schneider is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the Association for Computing Machinery (1995), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2008).

In 1996, Schneider was named Professor-at-Large at the University of Tromso, Norway.[5] In 2003, he was awarded an honorary DSc degree by Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.[6]

He has been named as the recipient of the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award for 2012.

In 2018 he and Bowen Alpern received the Dijkstra Prize for their 1985 paper "Defining liveness".[7]

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