Peter van Emde Boas
Born (1945-04-03) April 3, 1945 (age 78)
Known forVan Emde Boas tree
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorAdriaan van Wijngaarden

Peter van Emde Boas (born 3 April 1945, Amsterdam)[1] is a Dutch computer scientist and professor at the University of Amsterdam.[2] He gained his doctorate in 1974 under Adriaan van Wijngaarden.[3] The Van Emde Boas tree is named after him.[4]


  1. ^ Dr. P. van Emde Boas, 1945 - at the University of Amsterdam Album Academicum online
  2. ^ "Prof.dr Peter van Emde Boas". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ Peter van Emde Boas at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ Peter van Emde Boas Preserving order in a forest in less than logarithmic time, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science, 1975, S. 75-84 - doi:10.1109/SFCS.1975.26