Isaac L Auerbach IT History Society MemberIT History Society Member

1921-1992

Auerbach Reports on Computer issues
Auerbach Corporation

Computer Scientist Software and Mathematics

Isaac Auerbach earned a BS at Drexel University in 1943. After earning his MS from Harvard in 1947, he became resident engineer at the Univac Division of Sperry Rand. In 1949 he moved to Burroughs Corporation as manager of the Defense Space and Special Products Division. In 1957 he left to form his own company, Auerbach Associates, Inc. He was president of this company until 1976, when he sold the company to its executives. He then founded Isaac L. Auerbach Inc. Consultants and became its president. He was also chairman of Auerbach Corporation Science and Technology, 1957-1983, and president (1960-1981) and later chairman (1981-1986) of Auerbach Publishers.

Isaac Auerbach was active in computer societies, especially the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS), where he worked on the History of Computing Committee (HOCC). In 1960 he helped found the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and was its first president, from 1960-1965.

Isaac Auerbach worked on government committees as well, including acting as chair for the Commerce Technical Advisory Board (CTAB) working group for the development of a system for U.S. science and technology information