Yehoshua Perl, PhD, is a professor in the department of computer science at New Jersey Institute of Technology. From 1975 to 1985, he was a lecturer and senior lecturer at the Bar-Ilan University in Israel; from 1982 to 1985, he was a visiting associate professor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Perl joined NJIT’s Department of Computer Science in 1985; he was appointed professor in 1987.
Highlights of his research include: the shifting algorithm technique for tree partitioning; analysis of interpolation search; the design of periodic sorting networks; partitioning, abstraction, and auditing of medical terminologies; and enhancing the semantics of object-oriented databases. From 1995 to 1999, Perl was involved in the large Object-Oriented Healthcare Vocabulary Repository project supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Advanced Technology Program. Currently, he is working on two National Library of Medicine grants: “Partitioning to Support Auditing and Extending the UMLS” and “Taxonomies Supporting Orientation, Navigation and Auditing of Terminologies” with a combined budget of more than $2 million.
Perl is the author of more than 125 papers in international journals and conferences. In 2008, he received the Excellence in Research Award for the College of Computing Sciences in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that have enhanced the reputation of NJIT. In 1996, he received the NJIT Harlan J. Perlis Research Award.
He earned his PhD in computer science from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
Topics: computer science, interpolation, partitioning, databases, analysis of interpolation search, semantics of object-oriented databases