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educator , Computer scientist

Robert W. Floyd, American computer scientist, educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1976-1977. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Computing Machinery (associate editor Journal 1966-1967, A.M. Turing award 1978).

Background

Floyd, Robert W. was born on June 8, 1936 in New York City.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1953; Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Chicago, 1958.

Career

Elec. engineer, Westinghouse Company, Elmira, New York, 1955-1956; computer operator, programmer, Armour Research Foundation, Chicago, 1956-1962; analyst, Computer Associations, Wakefield, Massachusetts, 1962-1965; associate professor computer science, Carnegie-Mellon U., 1965-1968; associate professor, Stanford University, 1968-1970; professor, Stanford University, since 1970; department chairman computer science, Stanford University, 1974-1977.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Computing Machinery (associate editor Journal 1966-1967, A.M. Turing award 1978).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tournament backgammon.

Connections

Son of Darwin and Mary F. (divorced); children: Susan, Michael, Sean.

father:
Darwin Floyd

mother:
Mary Floyd

children:
Michael Floyd

Susan Floyd

Sean Floyd