Jacob T. Schwartz
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Jacob T. Schwartz  

Born 
The Bronx, New York 
January 9, 1930
Died 
March 2, 2009 Manhattan, New York 
(aged 79)
Nationality  American 
Alma mater 
City College of New York (B.S., 1949) Yale University (M.A., 1949; Ph.D., 1951) 
Known for  DunfordSchwartz theorem 
Awards  Leroy P. Steele Prize (1981) 
Scientific career  
Fields 
Applied mathematics Computer sciences 
Institutions 
Yale University New York University 
Doctoral advisor  Nelson Dunford 
Doctoral students 
Jerry Hobbs Ken Kennedy Robert Kupperman Stanley Osher GianCarlo Rota Shmuel Winograd 
Jacob Theodore "Jack" Schwartz (January 9, 1930 – March 2, 2009)^{[1]} was an American mathematician, computer scientist, and professor of computer science at the New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He was the designer of the SETL programming language and started the NYU Ultracomputer project. He founded the New York University Department of Computer Science, chairing it from 1964 to 1980.^{[1]}
Early life
Schwartz was born in The Bronx, New York on January 9, 1930 to Ignatz and Hedwig Schwartz. He attended Stuyvesant High School and went on to City College of New York.^{[2]}
Education
He received his B.S. (1949) from the City College of New York and his M.A. (1949) and Ph.D. (1951) from Yale University.
Career
His research interests included the theory of linear operators, von Neumann algebras, quantum field theory, timesharing, parallel computing, programming language design and implementation, robotics, settheoretic approaches in computational logic, proof and program verification systems; multimedia authoring tools; experimental studies of visual perception; multimedia and other highlevel software techniques for analysis and visualization of bioinformatic data.
He authored 18 books and more than 100 papers and technical reports.
He was also the inventor of the Artspeak programming language that historically ran on mainframes and produced graphical output using a singlecolor graphical plotter.^{[3]}
He served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department (which he founded) at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, from 1969 to 1977. He also served as Chairman of the Computer Science Board of the National Research Council and was the former Chairman of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Information, Robotics and Intelligent Systems. From 1986 to 1989, he was the Director of DARPA's Information Science and Technology Office (DARPA/ISTO) in Arlington, Virginia.
Personal life
Jacob T Schwartz had two daughters; Abby Schwartz, living in New York City, and Rachel Fainman (Stage name Rachel Kane), living in Winnipeg, Canada. Jack also had two grandchildren: Adrienne Fainman and Adam Fainman.
Publications
 Nelson Dunford, Jacob T. Schwartz Linear Operators, Part I General Theory ISBN 0471608483,^{[4]} Part II Spectral Theory, Self Adjoint Operators in Hilbert Space ISBN 0471608475,^{[5]} Part III Spectral Operators ISBN 0471608467
 J. Schwartz (1956). "Riemann's method in the theory of special functions". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 62 (6): 531–540. doi:10.1090/s000299041956100657. MR 0081360.
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Introduction to Matrices and Vectors, McGrawHill (1961)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Lectures on the Mathematical Method in Analytical Economics, Gordon and Breach (1961)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Relativity In Illustrations, New York University Press (1962)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Theory of money (Mathematics and its applications), Gordon and Breach (1965)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, W* algebras (Notes on mathematics and its applications), Gordon and Breach (1967), ISBN 9780171787078
 Jacob T. Schwartz (ed.), Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science, American Mathematical Society (1967)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Nonlinear Functional Analysis, Gordon and Breach (1968)
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Differential Geometry and Topology, Gordon and Breach (1969)
 Schwartz, J.T.; Cocke, John, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES AND THEIR COMPILERS : Preliminary Notes, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, Second Revised Version, April 1970
 J. T. Schwartz (1974). "Semantic and syntactic issues in programming". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 80 (2): 185–206. doi:10.1090/s000299041974134312. MR 0339536.
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Robert B. K. Dewar, Programming With Sets: An Introduction to Setl, Springer (November 1986), ISBN 9780387963990
 Jacob T. Schwartz, The Limits of Artificial Intelligence, found in the Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence, 2 vols., John Wiley and Songs, 1987
 Jacob T. Schwartz, Mark Kac, and GianCarlo Rota, Discrete Thoughts: Essays on Mathematics, Science, and Philosophy, Birkhäuser Boston; 2nd edition (January 11, 2008), ISBN 9780817647742
Awards and honors
 Recipient Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University
 Townsend Harris Medal, City University of New York
 Mayor's Medal for Contributions to Science and Technology, New York City, 1986
 Leroy P. Steele Prize, American Mathematical Society, August 1981 (shared with N. Dunford)
 Sloan Fellow, 1961–1962
 Distinguished Lecturer at the following Universities: University of California, Santa Barbara; Harvard University; MIT; Cornell University; University of Washington; University of Southern California; Trinity College, Dublin
 Elected to the National Academy of Science in 1976, and to the National Academy of Engineering in 2000.
Notes
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Markoff, John (3 March 2009). "Jacob T. Schwartz, 79, Restless Scientist, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 March 2009.
 ^ Anastasio, Sal, "In Memory of Jacob Schwartz", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, v.62, n.5, May 2015
 ^ TIMELINE  PREHISTORY  1990s
 ^ Halmos, Paul R. (1959). "Review: Linear operators. Part I: General theory. By Nelson Dunford and Jacob T. Schwartz" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 65 (3): 154–156. doi:10.1090/s000299041959103098.
 ^ Rota, GianCarlo (1965). "Review: Linear operators. Part II. Spectral theory. By Nelson Dunford and Jacob T. Schwartz" (PDF). Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 71 (5): 705–708. doi:10.1090/s000299041965113489.
External links
 A Symposium to Honor the Scientific Career of Jacob T. Schwartz (2004).
 Parallel Computing Pioneers.
 Jacob T. Schwartz at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 Jacob Schwartz
 NAE page
 Jacob T. Schwartz's personal web site
 1930 births
 2009 deaths
 20thcentury American mathematicians
 21stcentury American mathematicians
 Programming language designers
 City College of New York alumni
 Yale University alumni
 Yale University faculty
 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences faculty
 Harvard University staff
 Deaths from cancer in New York (state)
 Deaths from liver cancer
 Members of the United States National Academy of Sciences
 Operator theorists