Richard Fateman

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Richard Jay Fateman
Born (1946-11-04) November 4, 1946 (age 71)
Nationality United States
Education Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)
Alma mater
Occupation Computer scientist
Employer University of California, Berkeley
Known for Macsyma, Franz Lisp
Spouse(s) Martha Fateman
Call-sign KJ6BIH

Richard J. Fateman (born November 4, 1946)[1] is a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

He received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Union College in June, 1966, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in June, 1971. He was a major contributor to the Macsyma computer algebra system at MIT and later to the Franz Lisp system. His current interests include scientific programming environments; computer algebra systems; distributed computing; analysis of algorithms; programming and measurement of large systems; design and implementation of programming languages; and optical character recognition. In 1999 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Richard Fateman is the father of musician Johanna Fateman.


  1. ^ Page 97, Who's who in California, Volume 22, Alice Catt Armstrong, Sarah Alice Vitale, Who's Who Historical Society, 1993 - California

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