Forman Remembered by Princeton President

Forman S. Acton taught at Princeton University from 1952 to 1989, and over his time there he worked with many groundbreaking computer scientists. He also taught many distinguished students, including current Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber.

Eisgruber recently announced in the Princeton Alumni Weekly that he would be hiring more faculty members for the school's renowned computer science department. In it, he remembers having class with Forman:

When I took computer science from Professor Forman S. Acton in the early 1980s, the class was small, probably about 30 students. Now, Princeton undergraduates flock to the subject in droves. Computer science has become one of Princeton’s three largest concentrations and the department’s innovative introductory course, “General Computer Science,” has the largest enrollment of any undergraduate course this semester.

He then goes to mention many other renowned Princeton grads who went on to be at the forefront of the digital revolution, all of whom attended Princeton while Forman was a professor there: Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Eric Schmidt of Google and Alphabet, and Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and formerly eBay.

Read the full piece by clicking the link below.

The Power and Promise of Computer Science


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