# Mathematician:Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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## Mathematician

Hugely influential Dutch pioneer of computer science.

## Nationality

Dutch

## History

- Born: 1 May 1930 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Died: 6 August 2002 in Nuenen, The Netherlands

## Theorems and Definitions

- The DJP Algorithm, also known as the Jarník Algorithm, Prim's Algorithm or the Prim-Jarník Algorithm
- Dijkstra's Algorithm
- The Dining Philosophers Problem
- The Shunting-Yard Algorithm

Results named for **Edsger Wybe Dijkstra** can be found here.

## Publications

- March 1968:
*Go to statement considered harmful*(Letters to the editor: Communications of the ACM) - Aug 1972:
*The Humble Programmer*(Communications of the ACM) - 1972:
*Structured Programming*(with O.-J. Dahl and C.A.R. Hoare) - 1975:
*Guarded commands, nondeterminacy and formal derivation of programs*(*Commun. ACM***Vol. 18**: pp. 453 – 457) - 1976:
*A Discipline of Programming* - May 1982:
*How do we tell truths that might hurt?*(SIGPLAN Notice) - 1982:
*Selected Writings on Computing: A Personal Perspective* - 1988
*A Method of Programming*(with W.H.J. Feijen and J. Sterringa) - 1988:
*The Cruelty of Really Teaching Computer Science*