Originally Posted by MikeD
Whatever happened to him? I read two of his books when I was a young comp sci major. I haven't heard anything from him in 20 years.
He's now retired from Stanford. Here is his web page.
That's pretty impressive to read two of his books as an undergraduate. He only got one more written. Computer science just developed faster than he could write and he got side tracked by TeX. He is an amazing man who developed a lot of fundamental work in computer science and the analysis of algorithms. His name pops up frequently in the problem section of the American Mathematical Monthly.
I had two copies of Vol I,II,III of The Art of Computer Programming, one in my home study and one in my office. I don't know if it still does, but the first publication he listed in his vita was an article he published in Mad Magazine when he was a teenager.