Georgy Adelson-Velsky

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Georgy Adelson-VelskyName: 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)