|Education||University of Tokyo, 1955|
|Known for||ALGOL N|
Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) X 0208, 0212
Happy Hacking Keyboard
|Institutions||University of Tokyo|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Internet Initiative Japan
|Academic advisors||Takahasi Hidetosi|
Eiiti Wada (和田英一, 1 June 1931) is a computer scientist and emeritus professor at the University of Tokyo and the Research Director of Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ), a computer network technology company. He is one of the creators of the Happy Hacking Keyboard.
In 1968, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IFIP Working Group 2.1 on Algorithmic Languages and Calculi (WG2.1) solicited a new version of the programming language ALGOL to succeed ALGOL 60. Iwamura, Kakehi, Simauti, Wada, and Nobuo Yoneda were members of the design team of a Japanese candidate language named ALGOL N, but it was not chosen for what became ALGOL 68.
He was a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and chairperson of its National Member Body of ISO/TC97, now JTC1/SC2. There, he contributed much, especially for character encoding set standards. Later, he helped create the related Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) X 0208, 0212.
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