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Robert Sedgewick is the William O. Baker Professor of Computer Science at Princeton, where he was the founding chair of the Department of Computer Science. He received the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, in 1975 under the supervision of Donald Knuth. Prof. Sedgewick also served on the faculty at Brown University and has held visiting research positions at Xerox PARC, Palo Alto, CA, Institute for Defense Analyses, Princeton, NJ, and INRIA, Rocquencourt, France.
Sedgewick is a member of the board of directors of Adobe Systems and his interests are in analytic combinatorics, algorithm design, the scientific analysis of algorithms, curriculum development, and innovations in the dissemination of knowledge. He is also, along with coauthor Philippe Flajolet (posthumously), the recipient of The 2019 Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition.