• Jan 1, 1920
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

The IBM Laboratory Vienna (later known colloquially as the Vienna Lab among the computer software research community) was founded in 1961, as a department of the IBM Laboratory in Böblingen (near Stuttgart), Germany. The original name was "Science Group Vienna" and Prof. Heinz Zemanek was the manager of it from the very beginning. Zemanek was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1976 and his management responsibility for the Vienna Lab came to an end. Additionally, he was involved in creating the formal definition of the programming language PL/I. He still is active as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Technology, which also has a lecture hall named after him, giving two lectures every year. He is a long-time member of the International Federation for Information Processing, and was its president from 1971 to 1974. The Heinz-Zemanek-Preis, an award for extraordinary accomplishments in the field of computer science, was named after him. He was himself awarded with the Kardinal-Innitzer-Preis, a different Austrian award, for his life's accomplishments in 2003. In 2005, he was awarded the Austrian honorary cross for arts and science, first class.
  • Date of Birth:

    Jan 1, 1920
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Austrian Computer Pioneer, build first European all transistor computer in 1955
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