Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: John Cocke
Born: May 30, 1925 in Charlotte, North Carolina
Death: July 16, 2002 (Age: 77)
Computer related contributions
- American computer scientist often referred to as "the father of RISC architecture."
- Known for his contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design.
- One of the inventors of CYK algorithm (C for Cocke).
Honors and awards
- Benjamin Franklin Medal (2000)
- Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award (1999)
- Franklin Institute's Certificate of Merit (1996)
- National Medal of Science (1994)
- National Medal of Technology (1991)
- ACM Turing Award (1987)
- Eckert-Mauchly Award (1985)