|Richard J. Fateman|
|Born||November 4, 1946|
|Education||Applied Mathematics (Ph.D.)|
|Alma mater||Union College
|Employer||University of California, Berkeley|
|Known for||Macsyma, Franz Lisp|
He received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Union College in 1966, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 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.
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