Albert R. Meyer
Albert Ronald da Silva Meyer
|Born||November 5, 1941|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Awards||ACM Fellow (2000)|
|Doctoral advisor||Patrick C. Fischer|
|Doctoral students||Nancy Lynch, Leonid Levin, Jeanne Ferrante, Charles Rackoff, Larry Stockmeyer, David Harel, Joseph Halpern, John C. Mitchell|
Meyer received his PhD from Harvard University in 1972 in applied mathematics, under the supervision of Patrick C. Fischer. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) faculty at MIT in 1969. Meyer became the Hitachi America Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in 1991. He retired from MIT in 2016.
Meyer's seminal works include Meyer & Stockmeyer (1972), which introduced the polynomial hierarchy. He has supervised numerous PhD students who are now famous computer scientists; these include Nancy Lynch, Leonid Levin, Jeanne Ferrante, Charles Rackoff, Larry Stockmeyer, David Harel, Joseph Halpern, and John C. Mitchell.
He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) since 1987, and he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2000. He is the editor-in-chief of the international computer science journal Information and Computation.
- 1991. Research Directions in Computer Science: An MIT Perspective. (Ed. with John Guttag, Ronald Rivest, and Peter Szolovits) MIT Press.
- Meyer, Albert R.; Stockmeyer, Larry J. (1972). "The equivalence problem for regular expressions with squaring requires exponential space". Proc. 13th Annual Symposium on Switching and Automata Theory. pp. 125–129. doi:10.1109/SWAT.1972.29..
- Albert Ronald da Silva Meyer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- "Collection: Albert Meyer papers | MIT ArchivesSpace". archivesspace.mit.edu. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
- "M" (PDF). Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 1780–2005.
- "ACM Fellows". Archived from the original on 2009-01-01. "ACM: Fellows Award / Albert R Meyer". Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2009-06-07. "For fundamental advances in complexity theory and semantics of programming, and for outstanding service and education of graduate students."
- Information and Computation
- McCluskey, Eileen (20 October 2008). "Irene Greif '69, SM '72, PhD '75 Knitting together computers and people". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
- Official website
- Meyer, Albert R. at MathSciNet
- Albert R. Meyer at DBLP Bibliography Server
- Albert Meyer papers, MC-0377. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Distinctive Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts.