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Peter J. Denning

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A leading scientist in computing since his graduation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968, Peter J. Denning is best known for his pioneering work in virtual memory, especially for inventing the working-set model for program behavior, which eliminated thrashing in operating systems and became the reference standard for all memory management policies. He is also known for his work on the principles of operating systems, operational analysis of queuing network systems, the design and implementation of the Computer Science Network, CSNET, ACM digital library, and codifying the principles of computing. In this interview, Denning discusses his career path and his efforts to promote computer science education and help the field flourish.

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 4 )