William Pugh

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Bill Pugh
Born (1960-06-14) June 14, 1960 (age 58)
Alma mater Cornell University
Known for Skiplist, FindBugs
Scientific career
Fields Computer Science, Software Engineering
Institutions University of Maryland, College Park
Thesis Incremental computation and the incremental evaluation of functional programs (1988)
Doctoral advisor Ray "Tim" Teitelbaum
Website www.cs.umd.edu/~pugh/

William Worthington "Bill" Pugh Jr. (born 1960) is an American computer scientist who invented the skip list and the Omega test for deciding Presburger arithmetic. He was the co-author of the static code analysis tool FindBugs, and was highly influential in the development of the current memory model of the Java language.

Since 2012, he is professor emeritus of the University of Maryland Department of Computer Science in College Park, and also sat on the technical advisory board for the static analysis company Fortify Software.

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