Daniel S. Hirschberg
|Alma mater||Princeton University|
|Known for||Work on Hirschberg's algorithm|
|Institutions||University of California, Irvine|
|Doctoral students||Lawrence L. Larmore|
He is best known for his 1975 and 1977 work on the longest common subsequence problem: Hirschberg's algorithm for this problem and for the related string edit distance problem solves it efficiently in only linear space. He is also known for his work in several other areas, including Distributed Algorithms. In Nancy Lynch's book Distributed Algorithms she gives details of an algorithm by Hirschberg and J. B. Sinclair for leader election in a synchronous ring. Lynch named this algorithm the HS algorithm, after its authors.
- Hirschberg, D. S. (1975). "A linear space algorithm for computing maximal common subsequences". Communications of the ACM. 18 (6): 341–343. doi:10.1145/360825.360861.
- Hirschberg, D. S. (1977). "Algorithms for the Longest Common Subsequence Problem". Journal of the ACM. 24 (4): 664–675. doi:10.1145/322033.322044.