• Mar 23, 1928
    (b.) -
    May 21, 2017
    (d.)

Bio/Description

She received her B.A. in Math from Mount Holyoke College in 1948 and her M.A. in Math from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949. She spent 27 years at IBM where she developed FORMAC, the first widely used computer language for symbolic manipulation of mathematical formulas. She was also a member of the subcommittee which created COBOL. Sammet was president of the ACM from 1974 to 1976.
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