Name: Jeffrey D. Ullman
Born: November 22, 1942
- Computer scientist, author, and professor at Stanford University.
- Noted for his database theory, database systems and formal language theory.
- Recognized for his textbooks on compilers (often referred to as the Dragon Books).
- Former professor at Princeton (1969-1979).
- Ph.D. advisor of Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google.
- Mining of Massive Datasets (2011).
- Database Systems: The Complete Book (2008).
- A First Course in Database Systems (2007).
- Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (2006).
- Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation (2006).
- Database Systems: The Complete Book (2002).
- A First Course in Database Systems (2002).
- Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation (2000).
- Elements of ML Programming (1998).
- Foundations of Computer Science (1994).
- Principles of Database and Knowledge-Base Systems (1989).
- Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (1986).
- Computational Aspects of VLSI (1984).
- Data Structures and Algorithms (1983).
Honors and awards
- IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2010).
- ACM SIGMOD Test of Time Award (2006).
- ACM SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award (2006).
- Knuth Prize (2000).
- Karl V. Karlstrom outstanding educator award (1998).
- ACM SIGMOD Best Paper Award (1996).
- ACM SIGMOD Contributions Award (1996).
- Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994).
"This sort of technology does protect against a real threat. If a computer suspects me of being a terrorist, but just says maybe an analyst should look at it … well, that's no big deal. This is the type of thing we need to be willing to do, to give up a certain amount of privacy."