Robert W. Floyd

* June 8, 1936, New York, USA
† September 25, 2001, California, USA

ACM A.M. Turing Award - 1978

For having a clear influence on methodologies for the creation of efficient and reliable software, and for helping to found the following important subfields of computer science: the theory of parsing, the semantics of programming languages, automatic program verification, automatic program synthesis, and analysis of algorithms.