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The long-time Senior Research Historian at the IEEE History Center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. A native of Pasadena, CA, he earned his Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin in 1974, and a Ph.D. in the History of Science and Technology from Princeton University, where he researched the influence of the computer on meteorology. His dissertation research formed the basis of his first book,” Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century”, which was published in 1995. Other books include “From 0 to 1: An Authoritative History of Modern Computing” edited,(2002) and “Dawn of the Electronic Age: Electrical Technologies in the Shaping of the Modern World, 1914 to 1945” (2009). He joined the IEEE History Center as a staff historian in 1990. Over more than two decades at the Center, he was a frequent contributor to IEEE publications like Spectrum and the History Center Newsletter and was instrumental in organizing the History Center's conference on technological competitiveness in the electronics industry in at Rutgers University in 1991 and the 2004 Conference on the History of Electronics at Bletchley Park, the historic site of the Allies' secret cryptography during World War Two. He retired in the Spring of 2011. In “Turing’s Cathedral” by George Dyson he is mentioned regarding an interview with Herman Goldstine, and Albert Tucker, 22 March 1985.
Noted For:Researcher of the influence of the computer on meteorology and instrumental in organizing the IEEE History Center's conference on technological competitiveness in the electronics industry
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