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Computer science educator

Seymour Ginsburg, American computer science educator. Achievements include co-invention of American Federation of Labor-Congress theory and grammar form theory; pioneering research in theoretical computer science and context-free languages. Guggenheim fellow, 1974-1975.

Background

Ginsburg, Seymour was born on December 12, 1927 in Brooklyn. Son of William and Bessie (Setomer) Ginsburg.

Education

Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1948;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1952;Master of Science, University of Michigan, 1949.

Career

Assistant professor mathematics, U. Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1951-1955;engineer, Northrop Corporation, Hawthorne, California, 1955-1956;senior research engineer, Northrop Corporation, Hawthorne, California, 1956-1959;section head, Hughes Aircraft, Los Angeles, 1959-1960;senior mathematician, System Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1960-1971;Fletcher Jones professor computer science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1966.

Achievements

  • Achievements include co-invention of American Federation of Labor-Congress theory and grammar form theory. Pioneering research in theoretical computer science and context-free languages.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1946-1947. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member American Mathematics Society, Association Computing Machinery, Society Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Association American.

Connections

Children– Diane, David.

father:
William Ginsburg

mother:
Bessie (Setomer) Ginsburg

children:
Diane Ginsburg

David Ginsburg