John McCarthy (computer scientist)John McCarthy
in Boston, Massachusetts
), is a prominent computer scientist
whose major contributions to the field of artificial intelligence
saw him receive the Turing Award
. McCarthy invented the Lisp
programming language, publishing its design in Communications of the ACM
McCarthy received his B.S. in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1948, and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University in 1951.
He has retired and is now a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.