Published on *Computer Science Department at Princeton University* (https://www.cs.princeton.edu)

Title/Position

William O. Baker '39 Professor

Degree

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1975

rs (@cs.princeton.edu)
(609) 258-4345
319 Computer Science

Homepage

Other Affiliations

CITP [2]

**Interests:** Algorithm science, Analytic combinatorics, Data structures

ACM Fellow, 1997

**Research Areas:**

- Theory [3]

Robert Sedgewick is the founding chair and the William O. Baker Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Princeton and was a member of the board of directors of Adobe Systems for many years. He previously served on the faculty at Brown and has held visiting research positions at Xerox PARC, IDA, and INRIA. His research expertise is in data structures, algorithm science, and analytic combinatorics. He has also been active for decades in developing the college curriculum in computer science and in innovative uses of technology to propel the dissemination of knowledge.

Prof. Sedgewick is the author of twenty books. He is best known for his * Algorithms* textbooks, which have been bestsellers for decades and have served generations of students, programmers, and developers. His 2008 book with Philippe Flajolet,

- “Computer Science: an interdisciplinary approach.” (With K. Wayne). Addison-Wesley, 2016. 1131 pages.
- “An Introduction to Programming (in Python); an interdisciplinary approach.” (With K. Wayne and R. Dondero). Addison-Wesley, 2015. 771 pages.
- “An Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms, 2nd Edition.” (With P. Flajolet). Addison-Wesley, 2013. 604 pages.
- “Algorithms, 4th Edition.” (With K. Wayne). Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 2011. 975 pages.
- “Analytic Combinatorics.” (With P. Flajolet). Cambridge University Press, 2009. 824 pages.
- “An Introduction to Programming (in Java); an interdisciplinary approach.” (With K. Wayne). Addison-Wesley, 2007. 723 pages.

**Links**

[1] https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~rs

[2] http://citp.princeton.edu/

[3] https://www.cs.princeton.edu/research/areas/theory

[4] http://introcs.cs.princeton.edu

[5] http://algs4.cs.princeton.edu

[6] http://aofa.cs.princeton.edu

[7] http://ac.cs.princeton.edu