Tom Kilburn

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Tom Kilburn

Name: Tom Kilburn

Born: August 11, 1921, in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England

Death: January 17, 2001 (Age: 79)

Computer-related contributions

  • English engineer who worked on the Williams-Kilburn tube and the world's first stored-program computer, the SSEM (Small-Scale Experimental Machine).

Honors and awards

  • IEEE Computer Society Computer Pioneer Award (1982).
  • Eckert-Mauchly Award (1983).
  • Mountbatten Medal (1997).
  • Fellow of the Computer History Museum (2000).
  • A building at The University of Manchester, which houses the School of Computer Science, is named in his honor.