Robert Lee Constable

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Robert Lee Constable
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Wisconsin–Madison
Known for NuPRL
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science
Institutions Cornell University
Doctoral advisor Stephen Kleene
Doctoral students Edmund M. Clarke
Robert Harper
Kurt Mehlhorn
Steven Muchnick
Pavel Naumov

Robert "Bob" Lee Constable is a professor of computer science and first and former dean of the department at Cornell University, United States. He is known for his work on connecting computer programs and mathematical proofs, especially the NuPRL system. Constable received his PhD in 1968 under Stephen Kleene and has supervised over 40 students, including Edmund M. Clarke, Robert Harper, Kurt Mehlhorn, Steven Muchnick, Pavel Naumov, and Ryan Stansifer.[1] He is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Constable has been a director of the Marktoberdorf Summer School.[2]

Selected publications[edit]

  • R. L. Constable and M. J. O'Donnell. A Programming Logic, Winthrop, Cambridge, 1978.
  • R. L. Constable, S. D. Johnson and C. D. Eichenlaub. An Introduction to the PL/CV2 Programming Logic. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science 135, Springer-Verlag, 1982
  • PRL Group. Implementing Mathematics with the Nuprl Proof Development System. Prentice-Hall, Engelwood Cliffs, NJ, 1986.


  1. ^ "Robert Lee Constable". Mathematics Genealogy Project. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Robert L. Constable". Cornell University. 1997. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 

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