Maurice V. Wilkes - A Short Biography
Maurice V. Wilkes was head of the Computer Laboratory of the University
of Cambridge from 1945 to 1980. Since then he has worked in
industry, first with DEC in Massachusetts and now at the AT&T Laboratories Cambridge
(formerly the Olivetti and Oracle Research Laboratory).
He is a Distinguished Fellow of the
British Computer Society,
a Fellow of the Royal Society,
and a Fellow of the
Royal Academy of Engineering.
He is a Foreign Associate of both the US
National Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of
Engineering. He is also a Foreign Honorary Member of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was the recipient of the 1992 Kyoto
Prize for Advanced Technology.
In 1967, Wilkes delivered the ACM Turing Lecture and in 1980 he
received the Eckert-Mauchly award from the ACM and the IEEE Computer
Society. He has written a number of books; these include
Memoirs of a
Computer Pioneer (MIT Press, 1985)