Celebrating 30 Years of Fellow Awards, April 28, 2017
Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts to be Honored at Gala Ceremony
For three decades, the Fellow Awards at the Computer History Museum (CHM) have honored distinguished individuals and pioneering teams whose contributions have forever transformed our world.
Dating back to 1987 when the Museum inducted its first Fellow, computer scientist and US Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, the Fellow Awards are a time-honored tradition that highlight and preserve the stories of each honoree, advancing the world’s collective history and inspiring future generations. CHM's prestigious Hall of Fellows comprises more than 75 esteemed honorees, including Frances Allen, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Ed Catmull, Vint Cerf, Morris Chang, Lynn Conway, Doug Engelbart, Bjarne Stroustrup, Ken Olsen, and Steve Wozniak.
On April 28, 2017, the Museum will celebrate 30 years of Fellow Awards with the induction of its 2017 honorees: Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts.READ MORE
2017 CHM Fellow Margaret Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton, recipient of a 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom, wrote code that put astronauts on the Moon. On April 28, 2017, Hamilton will be honored as a Fellow Award recipient, with Alan Cooper, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts.
2017 CHM Fellow Lawrence G. Roberts
Lawrence G. Roberts is best known for his work on the development of the ARPANET, a key predecessor to the internet and the first major network built on the principle of packet switching, and later as a pioneer of commercial packet switching with his roles in Telenet and the widely deployed X.25 protocol. On April 28, 2017, Roberts will be honored as a Fellow Award recipient, with Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, and Cleve Moler.
2017 CHM Fellow Alan Cooper: Father of Visual Basic
Alan Cooper is best known as the “Father of Visual Basic,” possibly the most widely used visual programming environment in the software industry. On April 28, 2017, Cooper will be honored as a Fellow Award recipient, with Margaret Hamilton, Cleve Moler, and Larry Roberts.
2017 CHM Fellow Cleve Moler: Mozart of the Matrix
Moler created the original MATLAB program, short for “Matrix Laboratory” at the University of New Mexico as a quick calculator for his students doing basic matrix operations. On April 28, 2017, Moler will be honored as a Fellow Award recipient, with Alan Cooper, Margaret Hamilton, and Larry Roberts.
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