John Hopcroft

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

John HopcroftName: John E. Hopcroft

Born: October 7, 1939, in Seattle, Washington, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American theoretical computer scientist.
  • His textbooks on theory of computation (also known as the Cinderella book) and data structures are regarded as standards in their fields.

Significant publications

  • Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation (2001).
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (1983).
  • The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms (1974).

Honors and awards

  • Turing Award (1986).
  • Harry H. Goode Memorial Award (2005).
  • IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2010).