Mathematics and Computers: Recent Successes and Insurmountable Challenges
(Abstract taken from 1992-93 DSLS Program.)
Ronald L. Graham is Adjunct Director, Research, Information Sciences Division, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey; University Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Rutgers University; and President-Elect of the American Mathematical Society. Before going off to college Ron Graham was a Ford Foundation Scholar at the University of Chicago. He received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, then went on to the University of California at Berkeley, where as a National Science Foundation and Woodrow Wilson Fellow he was awarded an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Mathematics. He went immediately to the Bell Labs in Murray Hill, ew Jersey, where he remains today. Since joining the Bell Labs, Dr. Graham has off and on been a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Princeton and Stanford Universities, a Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology, a Distinguished Visiting Letters and Sciences Professor at the University of California, Davis, and a Regents Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1986 he has been University Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Rutgers University. Dr. Graham is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1972 he received the Polya Prize in Combinatorics, in 1981 he was chosen Scientist of the Year by World Book Encyclopedia, and more recently the Mathematics Association of America has presented him with the Carl Allendorfer Award (1990) and the Lester Ford Award (1991). At the time of his talk he will be President of the American Mathematical Society. His work: Dr. Graham has made important contributions to the fields of combinatorics, number theory, and theoretical computer science. He has an active interest in mathematics education and serves on the Square One Television Series Advisory Committee of the Children's Television Workshop. He currently serves on the editorial boards of more than thirty mathematics journals.
April 24, 1993
Graham, Ronald L., "Mathematics and Computers: Recent Successes and Insurmountable Challenges" (1993). DSLS 1992-1993. 3.