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Michael J. Fischer

About Professor Fischer

Professor received a B.S. (1963) in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He received an M.A. (1965) and Ph.D.(1968) in applied mathematics from Harvard University in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (then the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics).

Professor Fischer's current research interests include


Professor Fischer has recently taught


His CV and publication list is available as a PDF file.

Here are some old hard-to-find technical reports that are now available electronically.

The following papers are available online. More are coming soon (he hopes).


Along with research papers, he is also beginning to release under the GPLv3 license some programs, originally written for other purposes, in the hopes that others might find them useful.


He is a proud grandfather! Here are some pictures of Richard TseWai Fischer from November 2002 when he was just newborn. His second grandson, Paul TseMing Fischer, was born in August 2006. Pictures are coming...

Here are some pictures of the Greenbank Guest House in Paget Parish, Bermuda. We had a wonderful time there in May 2002.

Here are some pictures from Paul Hudak's CS Farewell Party for Arvind Krishnamurthy, John Peterson, and Carsten Schuermann, May 30, 2005.

Here are some pictures from the "Mike66" symposium in honor of Mike Paterson's 66th birthday. It was held at the University of Warwick in Coventry on September 18-19, 2008. High resolution images are also available (but slow to load).

How to Reach Michael Fischer

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Department of Computer Science
Yale University
P.O. Box 208285
New Haven, CT 06517
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Department of Computer Science
Yale University
51 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Michael Fischer
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