Hamming, Richard W.

Hamming, Richard W. (Wesley)

(1915–  ) computer scientist; born in Chicago, Ill. Head of the Computing Science Research Department, Bell Laboratories (1946), he specialized in problem-solving on large-scale computers and computer design. Editor of several journals, he wrote Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers (1962) and is founder of the Association for Computing Machinery.
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