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us: Hopper, Grace Murray

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    • us: Murray, Grace Brewster
    • us: Hopper, Grace
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        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Arlington (Va.)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Systems engineering
          (lcsh) COBOL (Computer program language)
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Computer scientists
              (lcsh) Admirals
          • Sources

            • found: Grace Hopper : Navy admiral and computer pioneer, c1989: p. 13 (Grace Brewster Murray; b. 12/9/06)
            • found: Data from ALA Booklist for The Captain is a lady [MP] (Grace Murray Hopper; U.S. Navy captain; pioneer in develop. of computers)
            • found: Grace Murray Hopper, c1998: p. 55 (d. in 1992)
            • found: Grace Hopper and the invention of the information age, 2009: t.p. (Grace Hopper) pref. (b. 1906; d. 1992)
            • found: Wikipedia, Oct. 14, 2014 (Grace Hopper; Grace Murray Hopper; born December 9, 1906 in New York City; died January 1, 1992 in Arlington, Virginia; computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language. She popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages. She is credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing computer glitches (inspired by an actual moth removed from the computer). Owing to the breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace". The U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) is named for her, as was the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer at NERSC)
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