Edsger W. Dijkstra
|Edsger Wybe Dijkstra|
May 11, 1930|
August 6, 2002 (aged 72)|
THE multiprogramming system
Association for Computing Machinery
The University of Texas at Austin
|Doctoral advisor||Adriaan van Wijngaarden|
Jan Tijmen Udding
Johannes van de Snepscheut
Antonetta van Gasteren
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (May 11, 1930 – August 6, 2002; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛtsxər ˈwibə ˈdɛɪkstra] ( listen)) was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 2000.
Shortly before his death in 2002, he received the ACM PODC Influential Paper Award in distributed computing for his work on self-stabilization of program computation. This annual award was renamed the Dijkstra Prize the following year, in his honor.