A to Z Computer Scientists (Notable Scientists) by Harry Henderson

By Harry Henderson

This accomplished A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the various crew of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the laptop technology box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the laptop supply a glimpse into not just their force but additionally their demanding situations in making a new type of company and a brand new type of tradition.

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S. D. in electrical engineering in a joint program from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the latter part of the war, Bush worked on ways to detect the German U-boats that were devastating Allied shipping. He returned in 1919 to MIT as an associate professor of electrical engineering. He became a full professor in 1923, and served from 1932 to 1938 as vice president and dean of engineering. 34 Bush, Vannevar The 1920s and 1930s saw the transformation of America into a modern technological society.

However, he also worked during the 30 Brooks, Frederick P. Frederick Brooks played a key role in designing the IBM System/360, perhaps the most successful computer model of all time. The difficulties he encountered in running large software projects led him to rethink management in his book The Mythical Man-Month. (photo © Jerry Markatos) summers at hard physical labor, making sheet metal pipes for the chimneys of tobacco barns. Brooks then attended Duke University, majoring in physics and mathematics but also maintaining his hands-on interest in electronics.

Downloaded on November 26, 2002. Slater, Robert. Portraits in Silicon. : MIT Press, 1987. Wylie, Margie. com. Available on-line. com/2009-1082-233609. legacy=cnet. Posted on October 13, 1997. ᨳ Brooks, Frederick P. (1931– ) American Computer Scientist In the early days of computing (the late 1940s and early 1950s), most programming was done in a haphazard and improvised fashion. This was not surprising: Programming was a brand-new field and there was no previous experience to draw upon. However, as computers became larger and programs more complicated, programmers began to learn more about how to organize and manage their projects.

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