Fred Brooks

Computer Scientist

1931 –

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Who is Fred Brooks?

Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. is a computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book The Mythical Man-Month. Brooks has received many awards, including the National Medal of Technology in 1985 and the Turing Award in 1999.

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Born
Apr 19, 1931
Durham
Also known as
  • Frederick P. Brooks
  • Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr.
  • Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Duke University
    Physics
    ( - 1953)
  • PhD, Harvard University
    Applied mathematics
    ( - 1956)
Employment
  • Chair, Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    (1964 - )
  • IBM
    (1956 - 1964)
Lived in
  • Durham
  • Chapel Hill

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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