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David Gries Receives Tau Beta Pi Professor of the Year Award, Delivers Final Lecture

May 25, 2022

By Louis DiPietro and David LaRocca

David Gries’s admirers in the field of programming languages extend beyond humans: when the large language model, GPT-3, was asked to cite the field’s most crucial figures, it listed Gries.

A staple of Cornell University’s Department of Computer Science for nearly a half century, Gries – professor of computer science and the William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering in Cornell Engineering – delivered his final lecture on the last day of his classic course, Programming and Data Structures (CS 2110).

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