Fred Brooks
#3339 Overall Influence

Fred Brooks

American computer scientist

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Frederick Phillips “Fred” Brooks Jr. is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM’s System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book The Mythical Man-Month. Brooks has received many awards, including the National Medal of Technology in 1985 and the Turing Award in 1999.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Duke University
Duke University

Private university in Durham, North Carolina, United States

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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    Influence Rankings by Discipline

    How’s this person influential?
    #111 World Rank #68 USA Rank
    Computer Science
    #135 World Rank #44 USA Rank
    Engineering
    #2593 World Rank #675 USA Rank
    Mathematics