Gordon Plotkin

Computer Scientist

1946 –

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Who is Gordon Plotkin?

Gordon David Plotkin, FRS, FRSE is a theoretical Computer Scientist in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Plotkin is probably best known for his introduction of structural operational semantics and his work on denotational semantics. In particular, his notes on A Structural Approach to Operational Semantics were very influential. He has contributed to many other areas of computer science.

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Born
Sep 9, 1946
Glasgow
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Edinburgh
Employment
  • University of Edinburgh
Lived in
  • Scotland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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