Georgy Adelson-Velsky

Updated: 12/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Georgy Adelson-Velsky

Name: Georgy Adelson-Velsky

Born: January 8, 1922, in Samara, Russia

Death: April 26, 2014 (Age: 92)

Computer-related contributions

  • Soviet mathematician and computer scientist specializing in mathematical programming and artificial intelligence.
  • In 1962, he invented the AVL tree 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.

Significant publications

  • An algorithm for the organization of information (1962).
  • Programming a Computer to Play Chess (1970).

Honors and awards

  • Moscow Mathematics Society Prize (1946).