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Richard E. Zippel


Department of Computer Science,
Upson Hall,
Cornell University,
Ithaca, New York 14853--7501
(607) 255--9201


Richard Zippel received S.B. S.M and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1980 till 1986 he was on the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT, first as an Assistant Professor and then as an Associate Professor. From 1986 till 1988 he was a Technical Director at Symbolics, Inc. In 1988 he joined the Computer Science Department at Cornell University as a Senior Research Associate.


  • Journal of Symbolic Computing 1988--

  • ACM Transaction on Mathematical Software 1994--


  1. Vista: A Microstorage Architecture that Implements Files Systems and Object Databases. International Workshop on Object Oriented Operating Systems, December 1993 (with Dawson Dean).

  2. Software Structuring Principles of VLSI CAD. Proceedings of System Design: VLSI Concepts, Methods and Tools, April 1988. (with J. Katzenelson).

  3. Creating Scientific Software. International Journal in Computer Simulation, to appear 1995. (with J. Cremer and R. Palmer).

  4. Generating Spectral Method Solvers for Partial Differential Equations. in Advances in Computer Methods for Partial Differential Equations --- VII, Ed. R. Vichnevetsky, D. Knight and G. Richter, 1992, pages 53--59. (with G. Berkooz, L. P. Chew, J. Cremer and R. Palmer).

  5. A Constraint Based Scientific Programming Languages. in Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming---The Newport Papers, Ed. V. Saraswat and P. van Hentenryck, MIT Press, 1995, pages 115--130.


  1. Effective Polynomial Computation. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993.

  2. Interpolating Polynomials from their Values. Journal of Symbolic Computation, vol. 9, 1990, pages 375--403.

  3. Rational Function Decomposition. in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, July 1991, pages 1--7.

  4. The Weyl Computer Algebra Substrate. in Design and Implementation of Symbolic Computation Systems '93, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science 722, 1993, pages 303--318.

  5. System's Research in the Age of On-Line Coffee Houses. Cornell University, Computer Science TR 94--1419, October 1994. Also,

List of Collaborators

Advisors and Advisees

Zippel's thesis advisor was Professor Joel Moses at MIT. He supervised the thesis of Barry Trager (IBM).

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