Alan Perlis

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Alan PerlisName: Alan Jay Perlis

Born: April 1, 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: February 7, 1990 (Age: 68)

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist.
  • Well known for his work in computer programming languages.

Honors and awards

  • First recipient of the Turing Award.


"A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God."