Wallace Eckert

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Wallace EckertName: Wallace John Eckert

Born: June 19, 1902, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Death: August 24, 1971 (Age: 69)

Computer-related contributions

  • 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).

Significant publications

  • Punched Card Methods in Scientific Computation (1940).

Honors and awards

  • James Craig Watson Medal (1966).