Yiannis N. Moschovakis
|Yiannis N. Moschovakis|
|Born||Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis
January 18, 1938
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Doctoral advisor||Stephen Kleene|
|Doctoral students||Howard Becker
Alexander S. Kechris
Thomas Mc Cutcheon
Katherine St. John
|Known for||Effective descriptive set theory|
Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis (Greek: Γιάννης Μοσχοβάκης; born January 18, 1938) is a set theorist, descriptive set theorist, and recursion (computability) theorist, at UCLA. For many years he has split his time between UCLA and University of Athens . His book Descriptive Set Theory (North-Holland) is the primary reference for the subject. He is especially associated with the development of the effective, or lightface, version of descriptive set theory.
Moschovakis earned his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1963 under the direction of Stephen Kleene, with a dissertation entitled Recursive Analysis. In 2015 he was elected as a fellow of the American Mathematical Society "for contributions to mathematical logic, especially set theory and computability theory, and for exposition".
- Elementary induction on abstract structures. North-Holland. 1974. 2nd edn. Dover. 2008.
- Descriptive set theory. North-Holland. 1980. 2nd edn. 2005. Second edition available online
- Notes on set theory. North-Holland. 1994. 2nd edn. 2005.
- 2016 Class of the Fellows of the AMS, American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2015-11-16.
- Barwise, K. Jon (1975). "Review: Elementary induction on abstract structures, by Y. Moschovakis". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 81 (6): 1031–1035. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1975-13893-6.
- Jech, Thomas (1981). "Review: Descriptive set theory, by Y. Moschovakis". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 5 (3): 339–349. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1981-14952-1.