Henry F. Korth
EducationPh.D., M.A., M.S.E., and A.B
Alma mater
AwardsACM Fellow[1]
IEEE Fellow[2]
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsLehigh University
ThesisLocking Protocols: General Lock Classes and Deadlock Freedom
Doctoral advisorJeffrey D. Ullman

Henry Francis Korth is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and co-director of the Computer Science and Business program at Lehigh University.

Early life and education

Korth holds an A.B degree in mathematics from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Later he studied at Princeton University and graduated in 1979 for M.A. and M.S.E. degrees[citation needed]. After that he completed his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1981. His dissertation title was "Locking Protocols: General Lock Classes and Deadlock Freedom".[3]


The Mobile Computing Book was published in 1996.[4] Database System Concepts, published in 2011, was co-authored with Avi Silberschatz and S. Sudarshan.[5] This book is widely used for academic purposes and university curriculum.[6][7][8]

His work has been cited over 16,000 times.[9][10]


Korth served on the faculty of the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, where he held the rank of associate professor with tenure from 1983 to 1992.

Later, he held positions of leadership with Lucent Technology's Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J. As Director of Database Principles Research.

He was Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Lehigh University from 2003 to 2009.

The Blockchain Lab is currently led by Korth.[11]


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  2. ^ "IEEE Fellow in 2003". May 1, 2021. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Hank (Henry) Korth". P.C. Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science. 2018-05-20. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
  4. ^ "The Mobile Computing Book - Rutgers University Reference". Retrieved 2022-03-26.
  5. ^ WorldCat - World's largest library catalog. OCLC 436031093. Retrieved 2022-02-25.
  6. ^ "Rice University Library". Retrieved 2022-03-17.
  7. ^ "Cedarville University Bookstore". bookstore.cedarville.edu. Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  8. ^ "CS 6400: Database Systems Concepts and Design - Georgia Institute of Technology". omscs.gatech.edu. Retrieved 2022-03-19.
  9. ^ "Hank Korth Google Scholar Citation". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2022-01-13.
  10. ^ "Dblp bibliography". A Computer Science Bibliography. 2022-02-24.
  11. ^ "Center for Financial Services Blockchain Lab". business.lehigh.edu. Retrieved 2022-03-19.