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DONALD KNUTH. January 10 1938. PERSONAL LIFE. Born January 10, 1938 Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Called the “father” of the Analysis of Algorithms Author of work “The Art of Computer Programing ”. Education. Studied Physics at Case Institute of Technology in California

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donald knuth

DONALD KNUTH

January 10 1938

personal life
PERSONAL LIFE

Born January 10, 1938

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Called the “father” of the Analysis of Algorithms

Author of work “The Art of Computer Programing”

education
Education

Studied Physics at Case Institute of Technology in California

Halfway through he switched from Physics to Mathematics

In 1960, he received his bachelor of science degree simultaneously being given his masters in Science

In 1963, he earned his PhD in Mathematics

contributions
Contributions
  • Contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it
  • Popularized the Asymptotic Notation
  • Creator of the TeX (Computer Typesetting System)
  • Created the WEB and CWEB computer programming systems
  • Metafont, font definition language and rendering system
  • Creater of the computer Modern family of typefaces