University Professor of Computer Science

Computer Science


Professor Charniak became interested in computers late in his education as a physics undergraduate at the University of Chicago. He spent the summer between his junior and senior years programming a computer at Argonne National Laboratory for a high-energy physics experiment. During his senior year he started to read more about computer science. Having originally applied to graduate school in physics, he switched his focus and went to M.I.T. to study computer science, where he received his doctorate.

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