Steven Bourne

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Steven Bourne

Name: Steven Bourne

Born: January 7, 1944, in United Kingdom

Computer-related contributions

  • British computer scientist.
  • Known for authoring the Bourne shell (sh), the foundation for the standard command line interfaces to Unix.
  • Worked on an ALGOL 68 compiler at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
  • President of the Association for Computing Machinery (2000 - 2002).

Significant publications

  • The UNIX System (1982).
  • The UNIX System V environment.
  • Adb debugger.

Honors and awards

  • Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.