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Yiannis N. Moschovakis : biography

18 January 1938 -

Yiannis Nicholas Moschovakis ( born January 18, 1938 in Athens, Greece) is a set theorist, descriptive set theorist, and recursion (computability) theorist, at UCLA. For many years he has split his time between UCLA and University of Athens . His book Descriptive Set Theory (North-Holland) is the primary reference for the subject. He is especially associated with the development of the effective, or lightface, version of descriptive set theory.

Moschovakis earned his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1963 under the direction of Stephen Kleene, with a dissertation entitled Recursive Analysis.

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