John Bennet

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

John BennetName: John Makepeace Bennet

Born: July 31, 1921, in Warwick, Queensland, Australia

Death: December 9, 2010 (Age: 89)

Computer-related contributions

  • Australia's first professor of computer science and the founding president of the Australian Computer Society.
  • Known for his pioneering work on early computers, including EDSAC, Ferranti Mark 1*, and SILLIAC.
  • Remembered for his work advocating the use of computers through computing courses and associations.

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the Pearcey Medal (2004).
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian computer science and technology (2001).
  • Became an Officer of the Order of Australia (1983).