Jean Sammet

Updated: 12/30/2019 by Computer Hope
Jean Sammet

Name: Jean E. Sammet

Born: 1928 in New York City, New York, USA

Death: May 20, 2017 (Age: 89)

Computer-related contributions

  • American female computer software engineer who helped developed the COBOL and FORMAC programming languages.

Significant publications

  • Programming languages : history and fundamentals (1969).
  • Detailed description of Cobol (1960).

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Honors and awards

  • Lovelace Award Recipient, Association for Women in Computing (1989).
  • Fellow of the ACM (1994).
  • SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award (1997).
  • Fellow of the Computer History Museum (2001).
  • Computer Pioneer Award Recipient (IEEE Computer Society) (2009).