Academic Lineage

One's academic lineage is the sequence of PhD advisors. The goal of the Mathematics Genealogy Project is to compile data on all mathematicians through history, in part seeking to trace the intellectual roots of the discipline.

Thanks go to the Department of Mathematics at North Dakota State University, which maintains the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

Eugene Fiume

Eugene Fiume
Professor of Computer Science, Toronto.

Alain Fournier

Alain Fournier 1943 - 2000
Scientist and poet who contributed to computer graphics in the areas of stochastic modeling, illumination, light transport, and sampling and filtering.

Zvi Kedem

Zvi Kedem
Professor of Computer Science, NYU.

Azaria Paz

Azaria Paz
Professor of Computer Science, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Michael Rabin

Michael O. Rabin
Thomas J Watson, Sr. Professor of Computer Science at Harvard.

Alonzo Church

Alonzo Church 1903 - 1995
Fundamental contributor to theoretical computer science. Created lambda calculus, proved Church's Theorem that first order logic is undecidable, and proposed Church's Thesis (usually called the Church-Turing Thesis) that effective computation is equivalent to recursion.

Oswald Veblen

Oswald Veblen 1880 - 1960
Once president of the American Mathematical Society, he is known for his work in topology, projective geometry, and differential geometry.

Eliakim Moore

Eliakim Hastings Moore 1862 - 1932
Contributed to algebra and group theory, as well as algebraic geometry, number theory, and integral equations.

Hubert Newton

Hubert Anson Newton 1830 - 1885
American scientist who was among the original members of the National Academy of Sciences. Contributed to pure mathematics, but his most important work was empirical and theoretical study of meteors.

Michel Chasles

Michel Chasles 1793 - 1880
French geometer and mathematical historian. Contributed to the development of synthetic geometry and introduced the notions of cross ratio, pencils, and involution.

Simeon Poisson

Simeon Poisson 1781 - 1840
French mathematician who received little regard from his contemporary countrymen. Now famed for his work in a number of fields, including probability and differential equations.

Joseph Lagrange

Joseph Lagrange 1736 - 1813
Self-taught prodigy, later a protege of Euler. Made crucial contributions to the nascent calculus of variations, and contributed to dynamics, mechanics, differential equations, astronomy, probability, and number theory.

Leonhard Euler

Leonhard Euler 1707 - 1783
Said to be the most prolific writer of mathematics of all time. The St. Petersberg Academy continued to publish unpublished work by Euler for fifty years after his death. Made fundamental discoveries in calculus (including the calculus of variations), mechanics, differential geometry, number theory, and complex analysis.

Johann Bernoulli

Johann Bernoulli 1667 - 1748
Swiss mathematician, among the first to explore calculus. His solution to the isoperimetric problem was foundational to the calculus of variations.

Jacob Bernoulli

Jacob Bernoulli 1654 - 1705
Swiss mathematician who contributed to many areas, perhaps most notably to probability; we owe him the law of large numbers. He also made strong contributions to algebra, calculus, and mechanics.

Gottfried Leibniz

Gottfried Leibniz 1646 - 1716
German philosopher, mathematician, and logician; held the aim of collecting all human knowledge. Made many contributions to mathematics, the most celebrated of which is his independent development of calculus.

Erhard Weigel

Erhard Weigel 1625- 1699
German mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who believed that the number was the fundamental concept of the universe.