George Robert Stibitz (April 30, 1904 – January 31, 1995) was a Bell Labs researcher internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern digital computer. He was known for his work in the 1930s and 1940s on the realization of Boolean logic digital circuits using electromechanical relays as the switching element.
|Born||April 30, 1904|
York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 31, 1995 90) (aged|
Hanover, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Awards||Harry H. Goode Memorial Award (1965)|
IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (1977)
Stibitz was born in York, Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor's degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, his master's degree from Union College in 1927, and his Ph.D. in mathematical physics in 1930 from Cornell University.