Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr.
Born: April 19, 1931 in Durham, North Carolina USA
Computer related contributions
- Software engineer and computer scientist. Known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package. Later, he wrote candidly about the process in his book The Mythical Man-Month.
- Essays from a Computer Scientist (2010)
- Concepts and Evolution (1997)
- Essays on Software Engineering (1995)
- Automatic Data Processing (1963)
Honors and awards
- Computer Pioneer Award, IEEE Computer Society (1982)
- National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1985)
- Eckert-Mauchly Award, Association for Computing Machinery and The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers–Computer Society (2004)
- IEEE Virtual Reality Career Award (2010)
"Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later."