J. Presper Eckert
J. Presper Eckert

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Name: J. Presper Eckert
Occupation: Computer Scientist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 9, 1919
Death Date: Jun 3, 1995 (age 76)
Age: Aged 76
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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J. Presper Eckert

J. Presper Eckert was born on April 9, 1919 in United States (76 years old). J. Presper Eckert is a Computer Scientist, zodiac sign: Aries. Find out J. Presper Eckertnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Trivia

His prototype computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, was used by the military for their artillery calculations.

Does J. Presper Eckert Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, J. Presper Eckert died on Jun 3, 1995 (age 76).

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Before Fame

He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his professor made several refinements of hardware.

Biography Timeline

1937

Eckert initially enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School to study business at the encouragement of his parents, but in 1937 transferred to Penn's Moore School of Electrical Engineering. In 1940, at age 21, Eckert applied for his first patent, "Light Modulating Method and Apparatus". At the Moore School, Eckert participated in research on radar timing, made improvements to the speed and precision of the Moore School's differential analyzer, and in 1941 assisted in teaching a summer course in electronics under the Engineering, Science, and Management War Training (ESMWT) offered through the Moore School by the United States Department of War.

1943

John Mauchly, then chairman of the physics department of nearby Ursinus College, was a student in the summer electronics course, and the following fall secured a teaching position at the Moore School. Mauchly's proposal for building an electronic digital computer using vacuum tubes, many times faster and more accurate than the differential analyzer for computing ballistics tables for artillery, caught the interest of the Moore School's Army liaison, Lieutenant Herman Goldstine, and on April 9, 1943, was formally presented in a meeting at Aberdeen Proving Ground to director Colonel Leslie Simon, Oswald Veblen, and others. A contract was awarded for Moore School's construction of the proposed computing machine, which would be named ENIAC, and Eckert was made the project's chief engineer. ENIAC was completed in late 1945 and was unveiled to the public in February 1946.

1946

Both Eckert and Mauchly left the Moore School in March 1946 over a dispute involving assignment of claims on intellectual property developed at the University. In that year, the University of Pennsylvania adopted a new patent policy to protect the intellectual purity of the research it sponsored, which would have required Eckert and Mauchly to assign all their patents to the University had they stayed beyond March.

1949

In the following months, Eckert and Mauchly started up the Electronic Control Company which built the Binary Automatic Computer (BINAC). One of the major advances of this machine, which was used from August 1950, was that data was stored on magnetic tape. The Electronic Control Company soon became the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation, and it received an order from the National Bureau of Standards to build the Universal Automatic Computer (UNIVAC). He was awarded the Howard N. Potts Medal in 1949. In 1950, Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation ran into financial troubles and was acquired by Remington Rand Corporation. The UNIVAC I was finished on December 21, 1950.

1968

In 1968, "For pioneering and continuing contributions in creating, developing, and improving the high-speed electronic digital computer", he was awarded the National Medal of Science.

1986

Eckert remained with Remington Rand and became an executive within the company. He continued with Remington Rand as it merged with the Burroughs Corporation to become Unisys in 1986. In 1989, Eckert retired from Unisys but continued to act as a consultant for the company. He died of leukemia in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

2002

In 2002, he was inducted, posthumously, into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Family Life

J. Presper Eckert had four children and he died of leukemia in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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