Richard Fateman

IntroAmerican computer scientist
Is Engineer 
Computer scientist 
From United States of America 
Type Engineering 
Birth 4 November 1946 
Age74 years
Star signScorpio
Children: Johanna Fateman 
Harvard University
Union College
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
ACM Fellow 

Richard J. Fateman (born November 4, 1946) is a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley.

He received a BS in Physics and Mathematics from Union College in June, 1966, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in June, 1971. He was a major contributor to the Macsyma computer algebra system at MIT and later to the Franz Lisp system. His current interests include scientific programming environments; computer algebra systems; distributed computing; analysis of algorithms; programming and measurement of large systems; design and implementation of programming languages; and optical character recognition. In 1999, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Richard Fateman is the father of musician Johanna Fateman.