#533 Overall Influence

Stephen Cole Kleene

American mathematician and theoretical computer scientist

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Stephen Cole Kleene was an American mathematician. One of the students of Alonzo Church, Kleene, along with Rózsa Péter, Alan Turing, Emil Post, and others, is best known as a founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory, which subsequently helped to provide the foundations of theoretical computer science. Kleene's work grounds the study of computable functions. A number of mathematical concepts are named after him: Kleene hierarchy, Kleene algebra, the Kleene star , Kleene's recursion theorem and the Kleene fixed-point theorem. He also invented regular expressions in 1951 to describe McCulloch-Pitts neural networks, and made significant contributions to the foundations of mathematical intuitionism.

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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public research university in Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Princeton University

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

Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#44 World Rank
Computer Science
#201 World Rank
Philosophy
#202 World Rank
Mathematics