|Daniel Dominic Kaplan
Sleator is a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon
University. He discovered amortized analysis and he invented many data
structures with Robert Tarjan, such as splay trees and link/cut trees.
He also pioneered the theory of link grammars and developed the
technique of competitive analysis for online algorithms. Because of
his contribution in computer science, he won Paris Kanellakis Award in
Sleator commercialized the free, volunteer-based Internet Chess Server
into the non-free Internet Chess Club despite outcry from fellow
volunteers. The ICC has since become one of the most successful
internet-based commercial chess servers.
He is the brother of William Sleator, who writes science fiction for
Sleator hosts the progressive talk show Left Out on WRCT-FM with
fellow host and School of Computer Science faculty member Bob Harper.
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