Nathan Rochester

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Nathan Rochester

Name: Nathan Rochester

Born: January 14, 1919

Death: June 8, 2001 (Age: 82)

Computer-related contributions

  • Designed the IBM 701, the first general purpose, mass produced computer.
  • Wrote the first assembler, which allowed programs to be written in short, readable commands rather than pure numbers or punch codes.
  • Participated in the founding of the field of artificial intelligence.