Nicholas Pippenger, PhD, Emeriti Professor of Mathematics, researches discrete mathematics and probability, as well as mathematical applications to communication theory and theoretical computer science. Prior to joining HMC, Pippenger taught computer science at Princeton University and University of British Columbia, where he was appointed to a Canada Research Chair. Prior to UBC, he worked for IBM, first as a research staff member and manager of the Theory of Computation Group at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center and later, an IBM Fellow at the Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Before IBM, Pippenger was a technical staff member for the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory (currently the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Pippenger is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery and the American Mathematical Society. He is a member of the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Pippenger is the author of Theories of Computability.