Julian Bigelow

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Julian BigelowName: Julian Bigelow

Born: 1913

Death: February 21, 2003 (Age: 90)

Computer-related contributions

  • Pioneering American computer engineer known for designing one of the first computers, the IAS which was assembled beginning in June 1946.

Significant publications

  • Co-authored one of the founding papers on cybernetics and modern teleology, titled "Behavior, Purpose, and Teleology." This paper mulled over the way mechanical, biological, and electronic systems could communicate and interact. This paper instigated the formation of the Teleological Society and later the Macy conferences. Bigelow was an active member of both organizations.