Notable computer scientist Leslie Lamport is best known for his influential work in distributed computing systems. Lamport is also the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX. Lamport received the 2013 Turing Award for his contribution to better understanding the behavior of distributed computing systems in which multiple autonomous computers communicate with each other by passing messages. Lamport was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and received the Jean-Claude Laprie Award in Dependable Computing. After graduating from Bronx Science in 1957, Lamport received his Bachelor’s in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master’s and Ph.D from Brandeis University.
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