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Guy L. Steele, Jr.

Guy Lewis Steele, Jr. is the author of Common Lisp: The Language and editor of The Hacker's Dictionary. As a senior scientist at supercomputer company Thinking Machines, he helped to define and promote a parallel version of Lisp called *Lisp (star lisp). In 1994 he joined Sun Microsystems and was invited by Bill Joy to become an early member of the Java team.

Guy Steele received an AB from Harvard (1975) and an SM and PhD from MIT in Computer Science (1977, 1980). Prior to joining Thinking Machines, he was an assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University.

In 1988 he received the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award. He was named an ACM Fellow in 1994.

He was born in Missouri.

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