Charles Bachman

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Charles W. Bachman
Charles Bachman 2012.jpg
Charles Bachman at the 2012 ACM Turing Centenary Celebration
Born(1924-12-11)December 11, 1924
Manhattan, Kansas
DiedJuly 13, 2017(2017-07-13) (aged 92)
Lexington, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University
Known forIntegrated Data Store
AwardsACM Turing Award (1973)
National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2012)
ACM Fellow (2014)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsDow Chemical
General Electric
Cullinet
Bachman Information Systems

Charles William "Charlie" Bachman III (December 11, 1924 – July 13, 2017) was an American computer scientist. He spent his entire career as an industrial researcher, developer, and manager rather than in academia. He is particularly known for his work in the early development of database management systems. [1] The Bachman diagrams are named after him. He won the Turing Award in 1973.

Bachman died on July 13, 2017 at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts of Parkinson's disease at the age of 92.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. CHM. "Charles W. Bachman — CHM Fellow Award Winner". Retrieved March 26, 2015.[1]
  2. Harrison Smith (July 16, 2017). "Charles Bachman, engineer who devised a better way to manage data, dies at 92". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 16, 2017.