Richard Fateman

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Richard J Fateman
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Born (1946-11-04) November 4, 1946 (age 76)
EducationB.S. (1966), Union College
Ph.D. (1971), Harvard University
OccupationComputer scientist
EmployerUniversity of California, Berkeley
Known forMacsyma, Franz Lisp
SpouseMartha Fateman
Call signKJ6BIH

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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