There’s my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book.
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|Birth:||8th March, 1900|
|Death:||14th March, 1973|
|Profession:||Electrical Engineer, Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist|
Howard Hathaway Aiken was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. He was an American physicist, inventor, mathematician, electrical engineer and a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1923. He earned an MS degree in Physics from Harvard University in 1936. He obtained his PhD in physics at Harvard University in 1939. In 1947, he completed his work on the Harvard Mark II computer. He continued his work on the Mark III and the Harvard Mark IV. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1947. He received the IEEE Edison Medal in 1970 "For a meritorious career of pioneering contributions to the development and application of large-scale digital computers and important contributions to education in the digital computer field." He served as a professor of Applied Mathematics at Harvard University from 1946-61 and professor of Information at the University of Miami, Florida from 1961-73.
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