David Park (computer scientist)

David Michael Ritchie Park (1935 – 29 September 1990) was a British computer scientist. He worked on the first implementation of the programming language Lisp.[1] He became an authority on the topics of fairness, program schemas and bisimulation in concurrent computing.[2][3]

David Park
Born1935 (1935)
Died29 September 1990(1990-09-29) (aged 54–55)
ResidenceBoston, Massachusetts
Warwick, United Kingdom
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
EducationUniversity of Oxford
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known forLisp
Scientific career
Computer science
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
ThesisSet-Theoretic Constructions in Model Theory (1964)
Doctoral advisorHartley Rogers Jr.
Doctoral studentsMike Paterson


  1. McCarthy, J.; Brayton, R.; Edwards, D.; Fox, P.; Hodes, L.; Luckham, D.; Maling, K.; Park, D.; Russell, S. (March 1960), LISP I Programmers Manual (PDF), Boston, Massachusetts: Artificial Intelligence Group, M.I.T. Computation Center and Research Laboratory Accessed 11 May 2010.
  2. Paterson, Michael (1994). "David Michael Ritchie Park (1935–1990) in memoriam". Theoretical Computer Science (PDF). 133. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 187–200. ISSN 0304-3975.
  3. Paterson, M.S. (March 1990). "Obituary: Professor David Michael Ritchie Park". London: Springer. pp. 299–300. doi:10.1007/BF01888230. ISSN 0934-5043. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011.
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