Phyllis Fox

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Phyllis Fox (born 1934) is an American mathematician and computer scientist.[1][2]

Fox was part of the team that wrote DYNAMO for Jay Forrester's system dynamics research group.[1][3] She then became a collaborator on the first LISP interpreter, and the principal author of the first LISP manual.[4]

After a stint as a tenured professor, she moved to Bell Labs to work on a highly portable numerics library (PORT).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Resume and brief autobiography for Phyllis Fox, for Wellesley College Class of 1944 Record Book, Jan 1974, SIAM history website [1].
  2. ^ Haigh, Thomas (interviewer) (2005). "Phyllis Fox" (PDF). The History of Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing - Oral Histories. SIAM. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Origin of System Dynamics", [2] Access date 11 May 2010
  4. ^ McCarthy, J.; Brayton, R.; Edwards, D.; Fox, P.; Hodes, L.; Luckham, D.; Maling, K.; Park, D.; Russell, S. (March 1960). "LISP I Programmer's Manual". Boston, Massachusetts: Artificial Intelligence Group, M.I.T. Computation Center and Research Laboratory{{inconsistent citations}}  Accessed May 11, 2010.