Robert Stephen Boyer, aka Bob Boyer, is a retired professor of computer science, mathematics, and philosophy at The University of Texas at Austin. He and J Strother Moore invented the Boyer–Moore string search algorithm, a particularly efficient string searching algorithm, in 1977. He and Moore also collaborated on the Boyer–Moore automated theorem prover, Nqthm, in 1992. Following this, he worked with Moore, and Matt Kaufmann on another theorem prover called ACL2.
Boyer has published extensively, including the following books:
- A Computational Logic Handbook, with J S. Moore. Second Edition. Academic Press, London, 1998.
- Automated Reasoning: Essays in Honor of Woody Bledsoe, editor. Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1991.
- A Computational Logic Handbook, with J S. Moore. Academic Press, New York, 1988.
- The Correctness Problem in Computer Science, editor, with J S. Moore. Academic Press, London, 1981.
- A Computational Logic, with J S. Moore. Academic Press, New York, 1979.