McCarthy, John


McCarthy, John
born Sept. 4, 1927, Boston, Mass., U.S.

U.S. computer scientist.

He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. A pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence, he created LISP in 1958. He also developed ideas about the processing characteristics of trees (as used in computing), as distinct from nets. He is a recipient of the Turing Award (1971), the Kyoto Prize (1988), and the National Medal of Science (1990).

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