Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Ole-Johan Dahl
Born: October 12, 1931 in Mandal, Norway
Death: June 29, 2002 (Age: 70)
Computer related contributions
- Norwegian computer scientist who is considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming.
- Produced the initial ideas for object-oriented (OO) programming in the 1960s at the Norwegian Computing Center (NR) as part of the Simula I (1961–1965) and Simula 67 (1965–1968) simulation programming languages.
- Structured Programming (1972)
Honors and awards
- IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2002)
- Turing Award (2001)