Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Wallace John Eckert
Born: June 19, 1902, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: August 24, 1971 (Age: 69)
- American astronomer.
- Led the Thomas J. Watson Astronomical Computing Bureau at Columbia University that later evolved into the research division of IBM.
- Recommended interconnecting punched card tabulating machines to perform more than simple statistical calculations (1933).
- Punched Card Methods in Scientific Computation (1940).
Honors and awards
- James Craig Watson Medal (1966).