Tony Hoare

Computer Scientist

1934 –

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Who is Tony Hoare?

Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare FRS FREng, commonly known as Tony Hoare or C. A. R. Hoare, is a British computer scientist. He developed the sorting algorithm quicksort in 1960. He also developed Hoare logic for verifying program correctness, and the formal language Communicating Sequential Processes to specify the interactions of concurrent processes and the inspiration for the occam programming language.

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Born
Jan 11, 1934
Colombo
Also known as
  • Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare
  • Charles Antony Richard Hoare
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
  • Bachelor's degree, Merton College, Oxford
    Classics
Employment
  • Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford
  • Professor of Computing, University of Oxford
    (1977 - )
  • Professor of Computing Science, Queen's University Belfast
    (1968 - )
  • Senior Researcher, Microsoft Corporation
  • Elliott Brothers
    (1960 - )
Lived in
  • Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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