Donald E. Knuth
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Donald Ervin Knuth is a computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
He is the author of the seminal multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. Knuth has been called the "father" of the analysis of algorithms. He contributed to the development of the rigorous analysis of the computational complexity of algorithms and systematized formal mathematical techniques for it. In the process he also popularized the asymptotic notation.
In addition to fundamental contributions in several branches of theoretical computer science, Knuth is the creator of the TeX computer typesetting system, the related METAFONT font definition language and rendering system, and the Computer Modern family of typefaces.
As a writer and scholar, Knuth created the WEB/CWEB computer programming systems designed to encourage and facilitate literate programming, and designed the MIX/MMIX instruction set architectures.
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Knuth, Donald E. (1987): Digital Halftones by Dot Diffusion. In ACM Transactions on Graphics, 6 (4) pp. 245-273.
Knuth, Donald E. (1984): The Complexity of Songs (April 1984 Special Section). In Communications of the ACM, 27 (4) pp. 344-348.
Knuth, Donald E. (1974): Computer Programming as an Art. In Communications of the ACM, 17 (12) pp. 667-673.
Knuth, Donald E. (1972): George Forsythe and the Development of Computer Science. In Communications of the ACM, 15 (8) pp. 721-726.
Knuth, Donald E. (1972): Ancient Babylonian Algorithms. In Communications of the ACM, 15 (7) pp. 671-677.