Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Winifred Asprey
Born: April 8, 1917 in Sioux City, Iowa USA
Death: October 19, 2007 (Age: 90)
Computer related contributions
- American mathematician and computer scientist.
- She is one of only around 200 women to earn PhDs in mathematics from American universities during the 1940s.
- Involved in developing the close contact between Vassar College and IBM that led to the establishment of the first Computer Science lab at Vassar.
- Taught mathematics and computer science at Vassar for 38 years.
- Helped Vassar become the second college in the nation to acquire an IBM System/360 computer.