Nancy Lynch

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Nancy Ann Lynch (born January 19, 1948 in Brooklyn ) is an American computer scientist .

Nancy Lynch studied at Brooklyn College and received her doctorate in 1972 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Albert Ronald da Silva Meyer ( Relativization in the theory of computational complexity ). She then went to Tufts University , the University of Southern California, and Georgia Tech before returning to MIT in 1982. There she is NEC Professor for Software Science and Engineering and heads the research department for Distributed Systems at the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Lynch is a recognized expert in distributed computing and distributed systems. In 2001 and 2007 she received the Dijkstra Prize , the Wijngaarden Prize in 2006, the Knuth Prize in 2007 and the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award in 2010. She has been a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 2001, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2010 and the National Academy of Sciences since 2016 . She is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery .


  • Distributed Algorithms . Morgan Kaufmann, 1996
  • with Michael Merritt, William Weihl, Alan Fekete: Atomic transactions . Morgan Kaufmann, 1994
  • with Dilsun Kaynar, Roberto Segala, Frits Vaandrager: The theory of timed I / O automata . Morgan Kaufmann, 2006
  • with Cynthia Dwork , Larry Stockmeyer: Consensus in the presence of partial synchrony, Journal of the ACM, Volume 35, 1988, pp. 288-323

Web links

  • Nancy A. Lynch - Homepage at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Mathematics Genealogy Project