Paul Cress

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Paul CressName: Paul H. Cress

Born: 1939

Death: August 20, 2004 (Age: 65)

Computer related contributions

  • Canadian computer scientist who led a team of programmers developing a fast FORTRAN programming language compiler called WATFOR (WATerloo FORtran), for the IBM System/360 family of computers.


  • Structured FORTRAN with WATFIV-S (1980)
  • FORTRAN IV with WATFOR and WATFIV (1970)
  • Description of /360 WATFOR: a fortran-IV compiler (1968)

Honors and awards

  • Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing Machinery