Alan W. Biermann,
an American mathematician, computer scientist and professor of CS at Duke University. His research interests include computational linguistics, automatic programming, learning and inference, and multimedia tools for computer science education . In the mid 70s, he advised his students Eric Jensen and Tom Truscott in writing the Duke program, a Checkers program which defeated Samuel's program in a 2-game match   .
- Alan W. Biermann (1968). Pattern Classification Using Sequential Machine Analysis. Ph.D. thesis, University of California, Berkeley, Advisor Arthur Gill
- Alan Biermann (1978). Theoretical Issues Related to Computer Game Playing Programs. Personal Computing, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 86-88
- Alan Biermann (1979). When a Duchess Reigned in Jerusalem. Personal Computing, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 71 » Duchess, Jerusalem CC Tournament 1978
- Alan W. Biermann (1994). Computer Science for the Many. IEEE Computer
- Alan W. Biermann (1997). Great Ideas in Computer Science. Second Edition, MIT Press