Steve Russell Computer Scientist

Steve russell

Steve "Slug" Russell is a programmer and computer scientist most famous for creating Spacewar!, one of the earliest videogames, in 1961 with the fellow members of the Tech Model Railroad Club at MIT working on a DEC Digital PDP-1. While there is some debate over priority regarding the concept of computer-based games in general, Spacewar! was unquestionably the first to gain widespread recognition, and is generally recognized as the first of the "shoot-'em' up" genre. Steve Russell wrote the first two implementations of Lisp for the IBM 704. It was Russell who realized that the concept of universal functions could be applied to the language; by implementing the Lisp universal evaluator in a lower-level language, it became possible to create the Lisp interpreter (previous development work on the language had focused on compiling the language). He invented the continuation to solve a double recursion problem for one of the users of his Lisp implementation. Steve Russell is an alumn of Dartmouth College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Personal details

Date of birth
1937
Nationality
United States of America

Education

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colleges/University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 11 bil. $
2012. 10.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1861
Headquarters
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 02139 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 4,503
2010. 4,299
2009. 4,232
Postgraduates
2012. 6,686
2010. 6,267
2009. 6,152
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.73 %
2013. 8.2 %
2012. 8.9 %
2011. 9.7 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 43.5 K $
2012. 42.1 K $
2010. 38.9 K $
Official web page mit.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology connected by profession and/or age

b. 1934., Computer Scientist
b. 1935., Computer Scientist
b. 1941., Computer Scientist
b. 1938., Computer Scientist
b. 1940., Computer Scientist
b. 1938., Computer Scientist
b. 1938., Computer Scientist
b. 1935., Computer Scientist

2. Dartmouth College Colleges/University

Dartmouth College (often referred to as Dartmouth  /ˈdɑrtməθ/ DART-məth) is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. The institution comprises a liberal arts college, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Incorporated as "Trustees of Dartmouth College," it is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,248 and a total student enrollment of 6,141, Dartmouth is the smallest school in the Ivy League.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 3.73 bil. $
2010. 3.14 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
December 13th, 1769
Headquarters
207 Parkhurst Hall, 03755 - Hanover, New Hampshire
Undergraduates
2013. 4,276
2010. 4,248
2009. 4,197
2008. 4,164
Postgraduates
2013. 2,066
2010. 1,893
2008. 1,685
Acceptance rate
2014. 11.5 %
2013. 10.4 %
2012. 9.8 %
2011. 10.1 %
2010. 11.7 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.4 K $
2010. 40 K $
Official web page www.dartmouth.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Dartmouth College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1951., Computer Scientist
b. 1970., Computer Scientist
Computer Scientist
b. 1940., Military Person
b. 1938., Organization leader
b. 1941., Politician
b. 1937., Jazz pianist
b. 1939., Actor

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