Robert Constable, PhD

Robert Constable

Title: Computer Scientist, Educator

Location: Ithaca, New York, United States

Robert Constable, PhD, Computer Scientist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in computer science.

With 50 years of professional experience, Professor Constable has been an educator and computer scientist professor with Cornell University since 1978, having been an associate professor since 1972 and an assistant professor since 1968. Furthermore, he was an instructor at University of Wisconsin before he officially graduated with a PhD in 1968. His PhD advisor was S.C. Kleene, who is considered one of the most distinguished logicians in the world. In addition to his primary roles, he was the founding dean and on the Faculty of Computing and Information Science at Cornell from 1999 to 2009, and chair of the department of computer science from 1993 to 1999. It is a college level unit comprised of three departments: Computer Science, Information Science, and Statistics.

Prof. Constable began his career as a student at Princeton University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 1964. He continued his studies with the University of Wisconsin, completing a Master of Arts in mathematics in 1965. He concluded his studies in 1968, earning a PhD in mathematics, also from the University of Wisconsin. Prof. Constable has supervised 42 PhD students to date, listed in the Mathematics Genealogy Project online. One is a Turing Award winner,  Edmund Clarke, and another won the Leibniz Prize, Kurt Mehlhorn. Many of Prof. Constable’s PhD students have become highly distinguished Computer Science professors. In turn, they have supervised many PhD students, resulting in Prof. Constable having 820 PhD  descendants to date in his Math Genealogy Project “family tree.”

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