Isaac Nassi

Computer Scientist


Who is Isaac Nassi?

Isaac Robert "Ike" Nassi, born 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, is currently CEO at TidalScale, Inc. in Santa Clara, CA, and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at SAP AG, and the practice lead of the SAP Research Technology Infrastructure practice, which was focused on guiding SAP's technology infrastructure vision, direction, and execution. His group was also responsible for the SAP Sponsored Academic Research Program.

He is probably best known for creating the highly influential Nassi–Shneiderman diagram notation. He also helped design the Ada programming language.

Prior to his work at TidalScale and SAP, Nassi helped start three companies: Firetide, InfoGear Technology, and Encore Computer Encore Computer. He co-founded the wireless mesh company Firetide and then served as its Executive Vice President, CTO, and Chairman of the Board. Nassi was the CTO and Head of Product Operations at InfoGear prior to its acquisition by Cisco Systems. He also helped start Encore Computer Encore Computer, a pioneer in symmetric multiprocessors, forerunner of today's multicore processors.

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on July 23, 2013


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