George H. Mealy
George H. Mealy (December 31, 1927 – June 21, 2010 in Scituate, Massachusetts) was an American mathematician and computer scientist who invented the namesake Mealy machine, a type of finite state transducer. He was also a pioneer of modular programming, one of the lead designers of the IPL-V programming language, and an early advocate of macro processors in assembly language programming.
Mealy went to Harvard University, where he was active in radio as business manager for WHRB. He graduated in 1951 with an A.B., and at that time began working for Bell Laboratories. He later taught at Harvard.
- Mealy, George H. (1955), "A method for synthesizing sequential circuits" (PDF), Bell System Technical Journal, 34: 1045–1079, doi:10.1002/j.1538-7305.1955.tb03788.x, MR 0073450.
- Mealy, George H. (1967), "Another Look at Data" (PDF), Proceedings of the November 14-16, 1967, Fall Joint Computer Conference (AFIPS Fall '67), New York, NY, USA: ACM, pp. 525–534, doi:10.1145/1465611.1465682.
- George H. Mealy obituary, tributes.com, retrieved 2015-04-20.
- Jackson, Michael (2002), "JSP in Perspective", in Broy, Manfred; Denert, Ernst (eds.), Software Pioneers: Contributions to Software Engineering (PDF), Springer, pp. 480–493, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-59412-0_30.
- Jackson, Michael (2000), Tomayko, James E. (ed.), "The Origins of JSP and JSD: a Personal Recollection" (PDF), Anecdotes, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 22 (2): 61–63, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2000.841138.
- Simon, Herbert A.; Newell, Allen (January 1986), "Information Processing Language V on the IBM 650" (PDF), IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 8 (1): 47–49, doi:10.1109/MAHC.1986.10020.
- Walden, David (2014), "Macro memories, 1964–2013" (PDF), TUGboat, 35 (1): 99–109.
- "WHRB Officers", The Harvard Crimson, February 17, 1951.
- "Contributors to This Issue", Bell System Technical Journal, 38 (2): 606–610, 1959, doi:10.1002/j.1538-7305.1959.tb03904.x.
- George H. Mealy at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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