| Computer scientist|
| April 22, 1941
Nahalal, British Mandate of Palestine (1941-04-22) |
Tel Aviv University
New York University
Turing Award (1996)
November 2, 2009, New York, United States
Temporal Verification of Reactive Systems: Safety
Weizmann Institute of Science, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Turing Award, Israel Prize
Zohar Manna, W.-P. de Roever, Shmuel Safra
Amir Pnueli Wikipedia
Amir Pnueli (Hebrew: אמיר פנואלי; April 22, 1941 – November 2, 2009) was an Israeli computer scientist and the 1996 Turing Award recipient.
Pnueli was born in Nahalal, in the British Mandate of Palestine (now in Israel) and received a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Technion in Haifa, and Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. His thesis was on the topic of "Calculation of Tides in the Ocean". He switched to computer science during a stint as a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. His works in computer science focused on temporal logic and model checking, particularly regarding fairness properties of concurrent systems.
He returned to Israel as a researcher; he was the founder and first chair of the computer science department at Tel Aviv University. He became a professor of computer science at the Weizmann Institute in 1981. From 1999 until his death, Pnueli also held a position at the Computer Science Department of New York University, New York, U.S..
Pnueli also founded two startup technology companies during his career. He had three children and, at his death, had four grandchildren.
Pnueli died on November 2, 2009 of a brain hemorrhage.In 1996, Pnueli received the Turing Award for seminal work introducing temporal logic into computing science and for outstanding contributions to program and systems verification.
On May 30, 1997 Pnueli received an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University, Sweden.
In 1999, he was inducted as a Foreign Associate of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
In 2000, he was awarded the Israel Prize, for computer science.
In 2007, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
The Weizmann Institute of Science presents a memorial lecture series in his honour.