Academic Genealogy

One's doctoral advisor is one's academic parent.

* Subramanian Ramamoorthy (U. Texas - Austin, 2007)
* Benjamin Kuipers (MIT, 1977)
* Marvin Minsky (Princeton, 1954)

"[Albert] Tucker was official thesis advisor. But he was mainly a
topologist, and [John] Tukey was the faculty member with closest
interests in my work. John von Neumann at the IAS was the one who
convinced them that my neural net theories would be important in
the future. But actually it was Lloyd Shapley, a fellow graduate
student and a world-class game-theorist, who actually read the
thesis in detail."

* Albert Tucker (Princeton, 1932)
* Solomon Lefschetz (Clark U., 1911)
* William Edward Story (Leipzig, 1875)
* C. Felix Klein (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 1868)
* Rudolf Lipschitz (Berlin, 1853)
* Gustav Dirichlet (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 1827)
* Simeon Poisson and Jean-Baptiste Fourier
* Joseph Lagrange (mentored by Euler, from about 1754)
* Leonhard Euler (Basel, 1726)
* Johann Bernoulli (1694)
* Jacob Bernoulli
* Gottfried Leibniz (Altdorf, 1666)
* Erhard Weigel (Leipzig, 1650)

Here's a branch through another advisor of William Edward Story:

* William Edward Story (Leipzig, 1875)
* Carl Gottfried Neumann (Konigsberg, 1856)
* Friedrich Julius Richelot (Konigsberg, 1831)
* Karl Gustaf Jacob Jacobi (Berlin, 1825)
* Enno Heeren Dirksen (Göttingen, 1820)
* Johann Tobias Meyer d.J. (Göttingen, 1773)
* Abraham Gotthelf Kästner (Leipzig, 1739)
* Christian August Hausen (Halle-Wittenberg, 1713)
* Johann Christoph Wichmannshausen (Leipzig, 1685)
* Otto Mencke

This branch, through another advisor of Felix Klein, includes Gauss and links back to Kästner:

* C. Felix Klein (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 1868)
* Julius Plücker (Philipps-Universität, Marburg, 1823)
* Christian Gerling (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 1812)
* Carl Friedrich Gauss (Helmstedt, 1799)
* Johann Friedrich Pfaff (Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 1786)
* Abraham Kästner (Leipzig, 1739)
* ...

The source for this is the Mathematics Genealogy Project.

My Erdös Number

At most 4.

Subramanian Ramamoorthy -- Benjamin Kuipers -- Andrew B. Whinston (Erdos number 2)