Name: Georgy Adelson-Velsky
Born: January 8, 1922 in Samara, Russia
Computer related contributions
- Soviet mathematician and computer scientist specializing in mathematical programming and artificial intelligence.
- In 1962 he invented the AVL tree along with E.M. Landis.
- In 1965 he headed the development of a computer chess program at the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics in Moscow. The program defeated Kotok-McCarthy in the first chess match between computer programs which then evolved into Kaissa, the first world computer chess champion.
- An algorithm for the organization of information (1962)
- Programming a Computer to Play Chess (1970)
Honors and awards
- Moscow Mathematics Society Prize (1946)