The life and contributions of grace murray hopper an american computer scientist

Her dissertation, entitled New Types of Irreducibility Criteria, was published that same year. Later, while giving these lectures while working for DEC, she passed out packets of pepper, calling the individual grains of ground pepper picoseconds. Upon her graduation, she was assigned as a lieutenant, to the Bureau of Ships Computation Project at Harvard University.

Hopper learned a lot at Harvard, developing her computer expertize to a level matched by few other people. NimitzHyman G. Grace Hopper and her colleagues in She was promoted to captain in by Admiral Elmo R. While working there, she suggested that English as a new programming language should be developed.

So during many of her lectures, she illustrated a nanosecond using salvaged obsolete Bell System 25 pair telephone cable, she cut it to lengths of She did this by issuing a certifier — this was a program that tested any version of COBOL and then certified if it truly was compatible with all computers.

Hopper graduated first in her class inand was assigned to the Bureau of Ships Computation Project at Harvard University as a lieutenant, junior grade.

Grace was an extremely curious child and that lifelong characteristic of hers proved beneficial in her accomplishments. She continued to serve in the Navy Reserve. The moth behind the first literal debugging in computer science. So I decided data processors ought to be able to write their programs in English, and the computers would translate them into machine code.

He predicted to his three-year-old daughter that she would live to see the comet return 76 years later. Then, determined to make programming accessible to more people, she replaced mathematical symbols in programming with everyday English words.

At the time of her retirement, she was the oldest active-duty commissioned officer in the United States Navy 79 years, eight months and five days.

Grace Hopper

She again retired inbut was asked to return to active duty again in While she was working on a Mark II Computer at Harvard University in[35] her associates discovered a moth that was stuck in a relay ; the moth impeded the operation of the relay.

The Doc Images digitally enhanced and colorized by this website. She again retired in but was again asked to return to active duty in She had to get an exemption to enlist; she was 15 pounds below the Navy minimum weight of pounds. At the age of seven she decided to determine how an alarm clock worked, and dismantled seven alarm clocks before her mother realised what she was doing.

The B now stood for business. In DecemberVassar College agreed to give her temporary leave. She retired from the navy at the standard age of 60, but was repeatedly recalled until her eighties.

The computer would take instructions written in a human-friendly language and translate them into machine code. Because of the breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace". USS Hopper Author of this page: She was refused, because she was too light for her height, and anyway her job training mathematicians at Vassar was considered too important for her to abandon.

A copy of St. Manipulating symbols was fine for mathematicians but it was no good for data processors who were not symbol manipulators.The Contributions of Grace Murray Hopper to Computer Science and Computer Education.

Doctor of Philosophy (Higher Education), May,pp. Sources consulted, 73 titles. This study explored the life and work of the late Grace Murray Hopper, Rear determination and reporting of the contributions of Grace Hopper to computer science and. Grace Murray Hopper was a twentieth century American mathematician and computer scientist.

She was a force to be reckoned with as she was a United States Navy rear admiral. Moreover, she is credited for inventing the first compiler for a computer programming language, and was also one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark [ ].

Grace Hopper: Top 10 facts about computer scientist honoured by Google Doodle

One award raises a smile: inthe Data Processing Management Association instituted a new award, the Computer Science Man-of-the-Year award; its first winner was Grace Hopper. Inshe received America’s highest technology award, The National Medal of Technology, from President George Bush.

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (née Murray; December 9, – January 1, ) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of Place of burial: Arlington National Cemetery.

Pioneer Computer Scientist. The new discipline of computing and the sciences that depend upon it have led the way in making space for women's participation on an equal basis.

That was in some ways true for Grace Murray Hopper, and it is all the more true for women today because of Hopper's work. Grace Murray Hopper took an early interest in mathematics, earning a Ph.D. in the subject from Vassar. She later enlisted with the United States Navy, eventually receiving the rank of rear admiral.

Her work as a computer scientist made her an early pioneer in the field, where her contributions in computer language and programming became the foundation of today's modern computers.

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