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Albert Meyer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0377

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the professional activities of Albert R. Meyer from approximately 1980 to 1989.


  • Creation: circa 1980-1989


Access note

This collection is open.

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Biographical Note

Albert R. Meyer, born 1941, is Hitachi America Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Meyer received an MS in 1965 and PhD in applied mathematics in 1972 from Harvard University. He taught at MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) as an assistant professor from 1969 to 1972. He became associate professor, 1972-1975. He then taught as Cecil H. Green Professor, 1982-1983, and full professor, 1975-1991. Meyer was Hitachi America Professor of Computer Science and Engineering from 1991 until his retirement in 2016. While at MIT, Meyer served as associate director for the Laboratory for Computer Science, 1978-1981. He also served as a member of the MIT Press Editorial Board from 1987 to 2000. He was a member of the MIT Press Computer Science Editorial Board from 1976-1987 and 1992-1999. (1) He served as EECS Undergraduate Officer, 2013-2016. (2)

Meyer is known for his work in theoretical computer science. He served as a principal investigator in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). Over the course of his career, Meyer supervised 27 PhD candidates in his field. From 1982-2020, Meyer served as editor-in-chief of the computer-science journal, Information and Computation. (3)

1. Albert R. Meyer. Curriculum vitae. April 30, 2004,

2. MIT News. “Albert Meyer Named EECS Undergraduate Officer.” July 16, 2013,

3. MIT CSAIL. “Albert R. Meyer” accessed June 30, 2020,


14 Cubic Feet (14 record cartons)

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Processing Information note

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Preliminary Inventory to the Papers of Albert Meyer
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 July 15: Biographical note by Grace Johnson-DeBaufre added.
  • 2021 November 24: Edited by Lana Mason for compliance with DACS single-level optimum requirements.

Repository Details

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