Donald Shell

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Donald Shell

Name: Donald Shell

Born: March 1, 1924

Death: November 2, 2015 (Age: 91)

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist.
  • Created the Shell sort sorting algorithm.
  • Managed the engineering department for General Electric's new Information Services Center, the first commercial enterprise to link computers together using the client-server architecture. This architecture is the basic design for the Internet.

Significant publications

  • Optimizing the Polyphase Sort (1971).
  • On the Convergence of Infinite Exponentials (1962).
  • The Share 709 System: A Cooperative Effort (1959).
  • A Chebycheff Fitting Criterion (1958).