Ole-Johan Dahl

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Ole-Johan DahlName: 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 OO (object-oriented) programming in the 1960s at the Norwegian Computing Center as part of the Simula I and Simula 67 simulation programming languages.

Significant publications

  • Structured Programming (1972).

Honors and awards

  • IEEE John von Neumann Medal (2002).
  • Turing Award (2001).