Amir Pnueli, Distinguished Computer Scientist and Researcher, Dies

2009/11/10

“Amir Pnueli, a professor of Computer Science at New York University, died suddenly on November 2 of a brain hemorrhage. Pnueli is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the area of verification, the process of formally proving that systems, such as computer hardware and software, behave as intended by their designers.

Pnueli received ACM’s A. M. Turing Award in 1996 for introducing temporal logic, a formal technique for specifying and reasoning about the behavior of systems over time, to computer science. In particular, the citation lauded his landmark 1977 paper, “The Temporal Logic of Programs,” as a milestone in the area of reasoning about the dynamic behavior of systems.”

in “Amir Pnueli, Distinguished Computer Scientist and Researcher, Dies

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