#687 Overall Influence

Grace Hopper

American computer scientist and United States Navy officer

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers. Hopper was the first to devise the theory of machine-independent programming languages, and the FLOW-MATIC programming language she created using this theory was later extended to create COBOL, an early high-level programming language still in use today.

Source: Wikipedia

Published Works

Metadata from Crossref logo

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?

Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States

University of Pennsylvania

Private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#24 World Rank
Computer Science
#1222 World Rank
Mathematics
#1496 World Rank
Physics