#352 Overall Influence

John McCarthy

American computer scientist and cognitive scientist

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John McCarthy was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence. He co-authored the document that coined the term "artificial intelligence" , developed the Lisp programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming language, popularized time-sharing, invented garbage collection, and was very influential in the early development of AI.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#6 World Rank
Computer Science
#124 World Rank
Engineering
#814 World Rank
Mathematics