|Born||1932 (age 84–85)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Institutions||University of London
University of Cambridge
|Alma mater||University of London|
|Thesis||Programming Languages, Information Structures And Machine Organization (1968)|
|Doctoral advisor||Maurice Wilkes|
|Doctoral students||Daniel Berry
|Notable awards||Fellow of the ACM,
Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
Peter A. Wegner (born in 1932) is an American computer scientist who has made significant contributions to both the theory of object-oriented programming during the 1980s and to the relevance of Church-Turing thesis for empirical aspects of computer science during the 1990s and present. In 2016, Wegner wrote this brief autobiography for Conduit, the annual Brown CS magazine. 
The seminal work for his previous occupation[clarification needed] is On Understanding Types which was co-authored with Luca Cardelli. For his latter undertaking, he has co-authored several papers and co-edited a book Interactive Computation: the New Paradigm which was published in 2006.
Wegner was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 1995. In 1999, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, 1st class (“Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft u. Kunst I. Klasse”) but was hit by a bus and sustained serious brain injuries when on a trip to London to receive his award. He recovered after a lengthy coma.
- Peter Wegner at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Warren, Jr., Henry S. (2013) . Hacker's Delight (2 ed.). Addison Wesley - Pearson Education, Inc. p. 477. ISBN 978-0-321-84268-8. 0-321-84268-5.
- Wegner, Peter. MathSciNet
- Peter Wegner at DBLP Bibliography Server
- List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
- Peter Wegner author profile page at the ACM Digital Library
- Wegner, P. (1997). "Why interaction is more powerful than algorithms". Communications of the ACM. 40 (5): 80. doi:10.1145/253769.253801.
- Wegner, Peter (1968). Programming Languages, Information Structures, and Machine Organization (PhD thesis). University of London.
- Cardelli, Luca; Wegner, Peter (December 1985). "On understanding types, data abstraction, and polymorphism" (PDF). ACM Computing Surveys. New York, NY, USA: ACM. 17 (4): 471–523. ISSN 0360-0300. doi:10.1145/6041.6042.
- "Peter Wegner". ACM Fellows. 1995. Retrieved 2009-10-03. External link in
|work=(help) “For many 27 years Professor Wegner has been an initiating leader in ACM's educational and publication efforts while inspiring several generations of computer scientists.”
- "Peter Wegner – A prominent pioneer in computer science!". Faculty of Informatics, TU Vienna. 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1306. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
- Kristen Cole (1999). "Peter Wegner on the mend". George Street Journal, Brown University. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- "Peter Wegner". ACM Distinguished Service Award. 2000. Retrieved 2009-10-03. External link in