William Fusillo - John Warner Backus

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  • Born in Pennsylvania

  • Master of Arts in Mathematics - Columbia University

    Master of Arts in Mathematics - Columbia University
  • Joined IBM

    Joined IBM
  • Lead a team to create FORTRAN

    Lead a team to create FORTRAN
    A programming language that combines English and mathematical symbols.
  • Worked on ALGOL 58

    An early programming language
  • Backus Normal

    Assisted in the development of a standard syntax form
  • FP coding style

    Assisted in the creation of the functional approach to programming
  • W. W. McDowell Award

    W. W. McDowell Award
  • National Medal of Science

    National Medal of Science
  • ACM Turing Award

    ACM Turing Award
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Honorary Degree

    Honorary Degree
    Awarded a degree from Université Henri Poincaré
  • Retired from IBM

    Retired from IBM
  • Charles Stark Draper Prize

  • Died