Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr., author of The MythicalManMonth
, and the recipient of the 1999
, for "landmark contributions to ComputerArchitecture
s, and SoftwareEngineering
". Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
His biography/resume is at http://www.cs.unc.edu/~brooks/FPB_BIO.CV.04.2007.pdf
". His time at InternationalBusinessMachines
seems to have been the basis of his most famous work: he invented modern hardware interrupt systems while working on the IbmStretch
, he led the whole IbmSystemThreeSixty
project, and MythicalManMonth
is based mostly on his experience of leading the software development for the 360.
Interestingly, he describes his current research interests as HumanComputerInteraction
, virtual worlds and 3D interactive computer graphics - not the areas in which his work is widely famous.
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