Ric Holt

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Richard C. "Ric" Holt (/hlt/) is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Cheriton School of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo.[1]

Ric Holt was one of the original developers of the Turing programming language, Grok programming language, Euclid programming language, SP/k, and of the S/SL programming language. He also did early research on deadlock theory and operating systems.

After a distinguished career at the University of Toronto, he retired and took up a position at the University of Waterloo, where he has been Nortel Networks Chair for Telecommunications Software Engineering.

He has served as the President of Gravel Watch Ontario since 2003.

In the fall of 2005, he was named #16 on Computing Canada's list of top 30 IT movers and shakers in the country for the last 30 years.


  1. ^ "Our People: Ric Holt". Cheriton School of Computer Science. University of Waterloo. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 

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