BS, Mathematics, University of Cambridge
PhD, Mathematical Logic, Princeton University
Field of Study: Computer Science, Mathematics, Cognitive Science
This scientist is most known for...Considered to be the father of modern computer science and pioneer of artificial intelligence (the basis of which was a procedure he developed and named the "Turing Test").
Made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for decoding German messages during WW2.
Active Research Era: 20th century
Date of Death:1954
Country of Origin United Kingdom
Affiliated Institution(s)/Place(s) of Work:
- University of Cambridge
- King's College
- Princeton University
URM Identity: LGBTQ+
Race or Ethnicity: White
Gender Identity: Man
Sexual Orientation: Homosexual
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Helpful Links to Work, Publications, etc
Related Princeton Course(s)
- COS 302
- COS 324
- COS 487
- MAT 407
- PSY 255
- SPI 353
Closing. Despite his brilliance and invaluable contributions to the field of computer science, Dr. Turing was persecuted throughout his short life, which ended by cyanide poisoning at the age of 41. His 1952 conviction for homosexuality - then a crime in Britain - was pardoned by the Queen in 2009 - 55 years after his death.
Turing's portrait hangs in Lewis Library.
Submitted by Penelope Georges | firstname.lastname@example.org
Turing, A.M. (1937). "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem". Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society.