Fernando José Corbató
|Died||July 12, 2019 (aged 93)|
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology (B.S., 1950) |
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1956)
|Awards||Turing Award (1990) |
Computer History Museum Fellow (2012) 
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||A calculation of the energy bands of the graphite crystal by means of the tight-binding method (1956)|
|Doctoral advisor||John C. Slater|
|Doctoral students||Jerome H. Saltzer|
Fernando José "Corby" Corbató (July 1, 1926 – July 12, 2019) was an American computer scientist. He was known as a pioneer in the development of time-sharing operating systems and for creating the password system for computers.
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".
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- "Fernando Corbato 2012 Fellow". Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
- Hafner, Katie (July 12, 2019). "Fernando Corbató, a Father of Your Computer (and Your Password), Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- "Fernando Corbato". Computer History Museum. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
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Quotations related to Fernando J. Corbató at Wikiquote
- Oral history interview with Fernando J. Corbató at Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota. Corbató discusses computer science research, especially time-sharing, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- Oral history interview with Fernando J. Corbató at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Fernando Corbató reviews his early educational and naval experiences in the Eddy program during World War II, including the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS), Project MAC, and Multics.
- Computer Networks: The Heralds of Resource Sharing, documentary ca. 1972 about the ARPANET. Includes footage of Fernando Corbató.
- 1964 TV episode of John Fitch, Science Reporter at YouTube, featuring MIT's CTSS time-sharing system and an interview with MIT Professor Fernando J Corbato.