Jon Sorenson

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Jonathan "Jon" Sorenson (born in 1964 Valparaiso, Indiana) is an American academic and educator and the chair of the computer science department at Butler University.

Biography[edit]

Sorenson was born in Indiana, the son of two faculty members at Valparaiso University. His mother, Norma Acker, was a biology lecturer, and his father, John Sorenson, was a mathematics professor. Sorenson was the oldest of three children, and attended Valparaiso High School, graduating in 1982. He then attended Valparaiso University, studying mathematics and computer science, with a minor in physics, and receiving a Bachelor's in 1986. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, receiving a Master's degree in computer science in 1987, a Masters in mathematics in 1989, and a Ph.D in theoretical computer science in 1991.

He began teaching at Butler University in August 1991, was promoted to tenured professor in 2004,[1] and was appointed chair of the computer science department in 2005. In 2007, he was co-leader on a project to obtain a supercomputer for the school, entitled "Big Dawg."[2]

Writing[edit]

As of 2006, Sorenson has written over three dozen papers. His most well-known one is "Two Fast GCD Algorithms", 1994, which was used as a reference in Donald Knuth's book, The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 2, and many of his other papers have appeared in the ANTS conference proceedings.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Maggie Loiselle (March 6, 2004). "Butler promotes ten professors to tenured status". Dawgnetnews.com. Retrieved 2007-11-03. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Butler University donations to help buy supercomputer". supercomputingonline.com. October 8, 2007. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 

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