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Stephen M. Watt

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Stephen M. Watt (b. 1959 in Waterloo, Canada) is Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His areas of research include algorithms and systems for computer algebra, programming languages and compilers, mathematical handwriting recognition and mathematical document analysis. He was one of the original authors of the Maple and Axiom computer algebra systems, principal architect of the Aldor programming language and its compiler at IBM Research, and co-author of the MathML and InkML W3C standards. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Watt was Distinguished University Professor of the University of Western Ontario.

In November 2015, Watt was named a Senior Associate Editor of the DLMF.