Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper, née Grace Brewster Murray (1906 - 1992) American mathematician, computer engineer and U. S. Navy Admiral.

After earning master’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Yale, Hopper taught at Vassar for a few years before joining the Navy, which assigned her to work on the Mark I computer. One day she extracted an insect from the machinery and helped popularize the preexisting term ”bug” for computer malfunctions. Later on she worked on a compiler for COBOL.


  • 1 A. C. King & Tina Schalch “Grace Brewster Murray Hopper” in Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook L. Grinstein, P. Cambpell, ed.s New York: Greenwood Press (1987): 30 - 32
Title Grace Hopper
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Synonym Grace Brewster Murray
Synonym Grace Brewster Murray Hopper