Fernando J. Corbató

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Fernando José Corbató
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Born (1926-07-01) July 1, 1926 (age 92)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCalifornia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1950)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1956)
Known forMultics
AwardsTuring Award (1990)
Computer History Museum Fellow (2012) [1]
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Scientist
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ThesisA calculation of the energy bands of the graphite crystal by means of the tight-binding method (1956)
Doctoral advisorJohn C. Slater
Doctoral studentsJerome H. Saltzer

Fernando José "Corby" Corbató (born July 1, 1926) is an American computer scientist. He is known as a pioneer in the development of time-sharing operating systems.

Among many awards, Corbató received the Turing Award in 1990, "for his pioneering work in organizing the concepts and leading the development of the general-purpose, large-scale, time-sharing and resource-sharing computer systems".

In 2012, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for his pioneering work on timesharing and the Multics operating system".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fernando Corbato 2012 Fellow
  2. "Fernando Corbato". Computer History Museum. Retrieved 2013-05-23.

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