Jacob T. Schwartz
 Education
 1948  BS City College of New York
 1951  PhD Yale  Advisor: Nelson Dunford
 Current Position
 Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics
 New York University
 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
 Department of Computer Science
 2129983375
 schwartz@cs.nyu.edu
 195? Yale Instructor of Mathematics
 1953 Yale Assistant Professor
 1957 NYU Associate Professor
 1958 NYU Professor
 Work in Pure and Applied Mathematics and Computer Science includes
 spectral theory of linear operators
 von Neumann algebras
 macro economics
 the mathematics of quantum field theory
 computer timesharing
 highlevel programming languages
 parallel computers
 robotics
 multimedia
 Is considered a major pioneer in parallel computers
 Current work
 Trying to develop a design for a new multimedia language and environment.
 Member of numerous editorial boards, including:
 Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics
 Advances in Applied Mathematics
 Journal of Programming Languages
 Discrete and Computational Geometry
 Computers and Mathematics with Applications
 Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought
 Honors:
 Sloane Fellow
 Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University
 Townsend Harris Medal, City University of New York
 Steele Prize, American Mathematical Society
 Mayor's Medal for Contributions to Science and Technology, New York City
 member, National Academy of Sciences.
 "Jack's style has been to enter a new field, master quickly
the existing research literature, add the stamp of his own forceful
vision in a series of research contributions, and finally, leave
behind an active research group that continues fruitful research
for many years along the lines he has laid down."  Martin
Davis, Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at NYU
 Some recent (and not so recent) papers:
 Jacob T. Schwartz: Automatic Data Structure Choice in
a Language of Very High Level. POPL 1975 (Principles of
Programming Languages): 3640
 Robert Paige, Jacob T. Schwartz: Reduction in Strength
of High Level Operations. POPL 1977: 5871
 Edmond Schonberg, Jacob T. Schwartz, Micha Sharir:
Automatic Data Structure selection in SETL. POPL 1979: 197210
 Robert B. K. Dewar, Arthur Grand, SsuCheng Liu,
Jacob T. Schwartz, Edmond Schonberg:
 Programming by Refinement, as Exemplified by the
SETL Representation Sublanguage. TOPLAS 1(1): 2749 (1979)
 Jacob T. Schwartz: Fast Probabilistic Algorithms for
Verification of Polynomial Identities. JACM 27(4): 701717 (1980)
 Jacob T. Schwartz: Ultracomputers. TOPLAS 2(4): 484521 (1980)
 Edmond Schonberg, Jacob T. Schwartz, Micha Sharir: An
Automatic Technique for Selection of Data Structures in SETL
Programs. TOPLAS 3(2): 126143 (1981)
 Stefan M. Freudenberger, Jacob T. Schwartz, Micha
Sharir: Experience with the SETL Optimizer. TOPLAS
5(1): 2645 (1983)
 Herbert Edelsbrunner, János Pach, Jacob T. Schwartz,
Micha Sharir: On the Lower Envelope of Bivariate Functions
and its Applications. FOCS 1987: 2737
 B. Mishra, Jacob T. Schwartz, Micha Sharir: On the
Existence and Synthesis of Multifinger Positive Grips.
Algorithmica 2: 541558 (1987)
 D. Cantone, A. Ferro, Jacob T. Schwartz: Decision
Procedures for Elementary Sublanguages of Set Theory.
V. Multilevel Syllogistic Extended by the General Union
Operator. JCSS 34(1): 118 (1987)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Micha Sharir: Finding Effective
``Force Targets'' for TwoDimensional Multifinger
Frictional Grips. Algorithmica 8(1): 120 (1992)
 D. Cantone, A. Ferro, and J.T. Schwartz, (1987).
``Decision Procedures for Elementary Sublanguages
of Set Theory, Part V: Multilevel Syllogistic Extended
by the General Union Operator,'' J. Comp. System
Sciences, 34(1).
 J.T. Schwartz, (1987). ``Dreamworld,'' Daedalus
Magazine, 116(3):165185.
 J.T. Schwartz, (1987). ``The Limits of Artificial
Intelligence,'' in the Encyclopedia of Artificial
Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons.
 Dunford, Nelson, Jacob T. Schwartz, and with
the assistance of William G. Bade and Robert G. Bartle,
Linear operators, 3v., Wiley Classics Library, Interscience
Publishers, New York, 1988, 19581971.
(LC: QA329.2 .D85 1988 DD:515.7/246 dc19
ISBN: 0471608475/0470226382 LCCN: 88116254)
Links
For further information on Jacob T Schwartz, see:
 Jacob T Schwartz at
New York University

Jacob T Schwartz as a Pioneer in Parallel Computing
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 Learn about Micha Sharir
 Some notes on Planning, Geometry, and Complexity of Robot Motion
 Edited by Jacob T. Schwartz, Micha Sharir, John Hopcroft
Report by Eric Johnson, CPSC 643, Fall 1996
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