Norman Nie

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Norman NieName: Norman H. Nie

Born: 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • American social scientist, university professor, inventor, and pioneering technology entrepreneur.
  • Developed Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to automate the process of data analysis for manipulating data files, transforming data, and creating statistics on a mainframe computer.
  • In July 2009, IBM announcement its agreement to purchase SPSS for $1.2 billion.

Significant publications

  • Participation and Political Equality (1978).
  • The Changing American Voter (1976).
  • Participation in America (1972).

Honors and awards

  • Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award (2006).
  • Elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009).