E. Allen Emerson

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Ernest Allen Emerson II
Born (1954-06-02) June 2, 1954 (age 68)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Nationality American
Fields Computer science
Institutions University of Texas, Austin, USA
Alma mater U. of Texas, Harvard
Notable awards Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award (1998)
Turing award (2007)

Ernest Allen Emerson (born June 2, 1954) is a computer scientist and endowed professor at the University of Texas, Austin, USA.

He won the 2007 A.M. Turing Award along with Edmund M. Clarke and Joseph Sifakis for the invention and development of Model checking.[1] He is also the recipient of the 1998 ACM Paris Kanellakis Award Theory and Practice Award for Symbolic Model Checking.[2]

He received his BS degree in mathematics from the University of Texas, Austin in 1976[3] and his PhD degree in applied mathematics at Harvard University in 1981.[3]


  1. "ACM Turing Award Honors Founders of Automatic Verification Technology That Enables Faster, More Reliable Designs". February 4, 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "AWARDS -- E. ALLEN EMERSON -- 'ACM A.M. Turing Award' and 'Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award'". Association for Computing Machinery. 2015. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. […] authored seminal papers that founded what has become the highly successful field of Model Checking. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Kanellakis Award". Association for Computing Machinery. March 26, 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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