Erna Schneider Hoover

Inventor

1926 –

72

Who is Erna Schneider Hoover?

Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover is an American mathematician notable for inventing a computerized telephone switching method which "revolutionized modern communication" according to several reports. It prevented system overloads by monitoring call center traffic and prioritizing tasks on phone switching systems to enable more robust service during peak calling times. At Bell Laboratories where she worked for over 32 years, Hoover was described as an important pioneer for women in the field of computer technology. She was awarded one of the first patents for computer software. She was elected as a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Born
Jun 19, 1926
Irvington
Nationality
  • Germany
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Yale University
  • Wellesley College
  • Bachelor of Arts
Lived in
  • New Jersey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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