Born in Milwaukee in 1938, Donald Knuth is a groundbreaking computer scientist and mathematician perhaps most renowned for his multi volume tome The Art of Computer Programming. In recognition of his pioneering work, he has been referred to as the father of algorithmic analysis. Knuth is also well known for his popular 1978 open software typesetting system TeX, which is one of the world s most intricate typographical frameworks. In 1971 Knuth won the inaugural Grace Murray Hopper Award, and his other honors include the A.M. Turing Award and a National Medal of Science. Knuth obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1963 from CalTech, and he is currently a professor emeritus at Stanford.