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Jeremy Blum - Associate Professor of Computer Science, Penn State Harrisburg

Book Title: The Art of Computer Programming

Author: Donald E. Knuth

Book Description:

I first encountered Donald Knuth’s series The Art of Computer Programming, while working as a programmer after graduating with my undergraduate degree. The series, which is taking Knuth decades to write, can certainly take equally long periods of time to adequately digest. The portions that I read from the series not only improved my programming ability, but more importantly opened up for me a world of fundamental ideas in computer science. The exposure to these ideas marked the beginning of my serious study of computer science, first as a doctoral student, then as a research scientist, and now as a faculty member at Penn State.

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