Harlan Mills

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Harlan MillsName: Harlan B. Mills

Born: May 14, 1919

Death: January 8, 1996 (Age: 77)

Computer related contributions

  • Professor of Computer Science at the Florida Institute of Technology.
  • Founder of Software Engineering Technology, Inc. of Vero Beach, Florida (since acquired by Q-Labs).


  • The Management of Software Engineering, Part I: Principles of Software Engineering (1999)
  • Zero Defect Software: Cleanroom Engineering (1993)
  • Structured Methods for Systems Development with Objects (1993)
  • Teaching principles of computer programming (1987)

Honors and awards

  • IBM research fellow
  • Awardee, Distinguished Information Sciences Award, DPMA (1985)
  • IEEE Computer Society created the Harlan D. Mills Award (1999)