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Aaron Tenenbaum

Computer and Information Science

Location: 2122b Ingersoll Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x2066
Fax: 718.951.4842

Brooklynite Aaron Tenenbaum registered for the first computer science course offered by Brooklyn College, under the auspices of the Math Department. He earned his doctorate under a Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. He joined the faculty of the new Department of Information Science in 1973 and served as chairman of the department (renamed Computer and Information Science) from 1985 to 2009. He co-authored several textbooks on data structures, including one that was the second highest-selling computer text in the country the year after it appeared. His books have been translated into several languages worldwide. He was a recipient of grants from NSF and IBM. He introduced undergraduate and graduate programs in information systems, multimedia computing, and parallel & distributed computing during his chairmanship.

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