creator of Max and Pure Data
Miller Puckette is known as the creator of Max and Pure Data. As an MIT
undergraduate he won the Putnam mathematics competition in 1979, but finished
his PhD at Harvard in 1986. He was a researcher at the MIT Media lab from its
inception until 1986, then at IRCAM, and is now professor of music at the
University of California, San Diego. He has been a visiting professor at
Columbia University and the Technical University of Berlin, and has received two
honorary degrees and the SEAMUS award.