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  Hal Abelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abelson is also the winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.
Abelson and Sussman also cooperate in codirecting the MIT Project on Mathematics and Computation, a project of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (previously a joint project of the AI Lab and LCS, CSAIL's components).
Together their students, Abelson and Sussman are combining techniques from numerical computing, symbolic algebra, and heuristic programming to develop programs that not only perform massive numerical computations, but that also interpret these computations and "discuss" the results in qualitative terms.
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 Learn more about Hal Abelson in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This work, through Abelson and Sussman's popular computer science textbook, videotapes of their lectures, and the availability on personal computers of the Scheme dialect of Lisp (used in teaching the course), has had a world-wide impact on university computer-science education.
Abelson and Sussman also cooperate in codirecting the MIT Project on Mathematics and Computation, a joint project of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, whose goal is to create better computational tools for scientists and engineers.
Also, Dr. Abelson is known to have been involved in the publishing of Andrew Huang's "Hacking the X-Box", Keith Winstein's 7 line Perl DeCSS script, and MIT's campus wide cable music distribution system.
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 AMORPHOUS COMPUTING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abelson is a Fellow of the IEEE and winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.
Hal, together with Gerald Sussman, developed MIT's introductory computer science subject, "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs," a subject organized around the notion that a computer language is primarily a formal medium for expressing ideas about methodology, rather than just a way to get a computer to perform operations.
Abelson and Sussman also cooperate in codirecting the MIT Project on Mathematics and Computation MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, whose goal is to create better computational tools for science and engineering.
www.usc.edu /dept/cs/whats_cool/Seminars/abelson.html   (498 words)

  
 hal abelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harold (Hal) Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor Of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and a Fellow of the IEEE.
Abelson is known to have been involved in the publishing of Andrew Huang's Hacking the X-Box, Keith Winstein's seven line Perl DeCSS script, and MIT's campus wide cable music distribution system.
Hal Abelson is credited with the following quip, which may be the greatest one-liner in the history of science:
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 Googlism what is hal abelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
hal abelson is a graduate of mit and a professor of computer science and engineering in the department of electrical engineering and computer science hal
hal abelson is a graduate of mit and a professor of computer science and engineering in the department of electrical engineering and computer science
hal abelson is the class of 1922 professor of computer science and engineering with the massachusetts institute of technology's department of electrical
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 Hal Abelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1992, Abelson was designated as one of MIT's six inaugural MacVicar Faculty Fellows, in recognition of his significantand sustained contributions to teaching and undergraduate education.
Abelson is also the winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEEComputer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.
This work, through Abelson and Sussman's popular computer science textbook, videotapes of their lectures,and the availability on personal computers of the Scheme dialect of Lisp (used in teaching the course), has had a world-wide impact on university computer-scienceeducation.
www.therfcc.org /hal-abelson-81492.html   (574 words)

  
 CSAIL Biography
Abelson has a broad interest in information technology and policy, and developed and teaches the MIT course Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier.
This work, through a popular computer science textbook by Abelson and Gerald and Julie Sussman, videos of their lectures, and the availability on personal computers of the Scheme dialect of Lisp (used in teaching the course), has had a world-wide impact on university computer-science education.
Abelson and Sussman also cooperate in codirecting the MIT Project on Mathematics and Computation.
www.csail.mit.edu /biographies/PI/bioprint.php?PeopleID=78   (726 words)

  
 MIT World » : Open Networks and Open Society: The Relationship between Freedom, Law, and Technology
Abelson owns to a “real anxiety that people are quick to talk about academic exchange under the rubrics of property and ownership,” along the lines of the motion picture, recording and publishing industries.
Abelson exhorts universities to pursue their true mission of generating, disseminating and preserving knowledge, and defend against the encroachments of the commercial publishing industry, with its near stranglehold on journals and increasingly on ideas themselves.
Abelson was recipient in 1992 of the Bose Award (MIT's School of Engineering teaching award) and is also the winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.
mitworld.mit.edu /video/270   (505 words)

  
 who owns research and teaching
Abelson then discussed a statement from the University of Chicago which asserted that since knowledge-building at the university is a collective enterprise, the university formally declares its ownership of all the IP created by its faculty on its premises.
Abelson jokingly suggested that MIT should offer a differential tuition; one allowing you to sit in class and another allowing you to sit in class and actually use what you learn.
Abelson regretted that the first half of his talk had been inevitably depressing and devoted the second half to what he felt were positive developments in knowledge-sharing and digital technology.
web.mit.edu /comm-forum/forums/universities_own.html   (2752 words)

  
 ECSCW'05
Abelson was winner of the 1995 Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society, cited for his continued contributions to the pedagogy and teaching of introductory computer science.
Abelson is a founding director Creative Commons and Public Knowledge, and was also a founding director of the Free Software Foundation, three organizations devoted to strengthing the information commons.
This work, through a popular computer science textbook by Abelson and Gerald and Julie Sussman, "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs," videos of their lectures, and the availability on personal computers of the Scheme dialect of Lisp (used in teaching the course), has had a world-wide impact on university computer-science education.
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 VALA2004 Keynote Speakers
Hal Abelson is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Abelson's research at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory focuses on 'amorphous computing', an effort to create programming technologies that can harness the power of the new computing substrates emerging from advances in microfabrication and molecular biology.
At MIT, Abelson is co-director of the MIT-Microsoft Research Alliance in educational technology and co-head of MIT's Council on Educational Technology.
www.vala.org.au /vala2004/keyn2004.htm   (793 words)

  
 Working engineers show frosh the ropes - MIT News Office
Hal Abelson, the Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, agreed.
The Abelson and Sussman mission: find a way to teach the core electrical engineering circuits course, 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics), that gives students hands-on experience without slackening the pace or diluting the concepts.
Abelson and Sussman decided to model 6.002x loosely on the Harvard Medical School curriculum, which brings in physicians as adjunct professors to help keep the student-teacher ratio low.
web.mit.edu /newsoffice/2003/ed-computer-0521.html   (686 words)

  
 Cornell College - Computer Science - Activities
Professor Abelson will meet with students in the Moosehead Lounge in Law Hall between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m.
The highlight of Professor Abelson's visit to Cornell College will be a public lecture on Thursday evening.
Hal Abelson is professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
www.cornellcollege.edu /computer_science/abelson.shtml   (646 words)

  
 MySA.com: Metro | State
Trinity University in San Antonio is home this semester to visiting scholar Hal Abelson, an electrical and computer science professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
Abelson and MIT share a radical idea, one that is counterintuitive to intellectual property laws and the trend to protect everything: Schools, especially universities, should put everything from sylla- buses, lecture notes and study materials to course exams and assignments on the Internet.
UT-Austin's top lawyer decided a few years ago to notify all students that their class notes are derivatives of their professors' intellectual property and are to be used only for personal purposes, not to be shared with anyone else.
www.mysanantonio.com /news/metro/stories/MYSA18.01C.hendricks0318.768fcaac.html   (563 words)

  
 MIT World » : Scholarly Communication in a Digital World: A Thought Provoking Symposium To Celebrate the ...
She also announces plans for a federation with other research based universities, and explains the critical role of the H-P MIT Alliance.
Hal Abelson discusses the dangers of massive "propertization" in academic environments.
He offers some chilling, real-world examples of what can happen if all content in academic discourse is seen as "property", and how a student's class notes can become a derivative work, with restrictions on sharing.
mitworld.mit.edu /video/72   (219 words)

  
 Mr. Hal Abelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hal Abelson, by combining his background as a practitioner and teacher, draws individual participation and open discussions from his program attendees.
Abelson has been consulting, training, and presenting seminars in the financial area.
He has had a continuing involvement with the very sensitive area relating to collections through his consulting association with a law firm specializing in collections between 1979 and 1994.
www.indus.org /mdp/finance/34hala.htm   (95 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Hal Abelson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Princeton University, incorporated as The Trustees of Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fourth-oldest institution to conduct higher education in the United States.
Front cover Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (SICP) is a textbook published in 1985 about general computer programming concepts from MIT press written by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professors Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman, with Julie Sussman.
Heuristic is the art and science of discovery and invention.
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 I-Campus Soliciting Student Proposals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abelson hopes to encourage student groups to take advantage of this program by submitting proposals.
Abelson emphasized that the committee is not searching for proposals which promise financial benefits for Microsoft or MIT.
The committee, co-chaired by Abelson and Microsoft employee Peter PathÉ, also includes Thomas L. Magnanti, the dean of MIT’s School of Engineering, Vijay Kumar, director of the Academic Computing department, and two other Microsoft employees, Anoop Gupta and William Vablais.
www-tech.mit.edu /V119/N61/61ihal.61n.html   (452 words)

  
 The October 26-27 Meeting -- Hal Abelson and Vijay Kumar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Professor Hal Abelson, Computer Science and Engineering, MIT; Co-Chair, MIT Council on Educational Technology
Hal Abelson: I’m here as a representative from what might be called the ultimate niche market, but I find that I’m a bit of a Luddite.
Saul Fisher’s paper, Teaching and Technology: Promising Directions for Research on OnlineLearning and Distance Education in the Selective Institutions, is drawn from a chapter in the forthcoming volume, Making A Market: The Rise of the Corporate University, Breneman, David, Pusser, Brian and Turner, Sarah E. (eds.) Albany: SUNY Press.
cshe.berkeley.edu /projects/university/ebusiness/HAbelson.html   (2895 words)

  
 Citations: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - Abelson, Sussman, Sussman (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abelson, G. Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, MIT Press, 1985.
Abelson, H. and Sussman, G. Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985.
Harold Abelson and Gerald Jay with Julie Sussman Sussman.
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /context/4522/0   (446 words)

  
 Public Knowledge - Hal Abelson's Deposition in MPAA v. 2600   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This report examines the fundamental properties of "key recovery," "key escrow," and "trusted third-party" encryption requirements and attempts to outline the technical risks, costs, and implications of deploying systems that provide government access to encryption keys.
An interview with Hal Abelson on the impact of intellectual property on universities.
The complete set of video lectures of Hal Abelson and Gerald Jay Sussman teaching their famous course based on their computer science textbook the Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs.
www.publicknowledge.org /content/links/2600dep   (127 words)

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