#16962 Overall Influence

Erna Schneider Hoover

American mathematician


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Dr. Erna Schneider Hoover is an American mathematician notable for inventing a computerized telephone switching method which "revolutionized modern communication" according to several reports. It prevented system overloads by monitoring call center traffic and prioritizing tasks on phone switching systems to enable more robust service during peak calling times. At Bell Laboratories where she worked for over 32 years, Hoover was described as an important pioneer for women in the field of computer technology.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Wellesley College

Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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#1693 World Rank
Computer Science
#5495 World Rank
#6493 World Rank