Joseph Henry Wegstein

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Joseph Henry Wegstein
Born(1922-04-07)April 7, 1922
DiedAugust 16, 1985(1985-08-16) (aged 63)
Resting placeFrederick, Maryland, United States
EducationUniversity of Illinois (B.S., 1944; M.S., 1948)
Known forALGOL 58, ALGOL 60, data processing technical standards, fingerprint analysis
Scientific career
InstitutionsNational Bureau of Standards

Joseph Henry Wegstein (April 7, 1922 in Washburn, Illinois - August 16, 1985) was an American computer scientist.[1]

Wegstein attended the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics in 1944, and graduated with a Master of Science (M.S.) in engineering physics in 1948. He worked as Acting Chief of the Office for Information Processing Standards, at the National Bureau of Standards, now National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he specialized in technical standards for automatic data processing, especially in the technology of fingerprint recognition.[2][3]

He participated in conferences in Zurich in 1958 and Paris in 1960 which developed the programming languages ALGOL 58 and ALGOL 60, respectively.[4][5]

He was involved with international standards in programming and informatics, in at least two groups.

He was a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IFIP Working Group 2.1 on Algorithmic Languages and Calculi,[6] which specified, maintains, and supports the languages ALGOL 60 and 68.[7]

He was a member of the Conference/Committee on Data Systems Languages (CODASYL) committee, and involved in developing the COBOL language.

Publications[edit]

  • Wegstein, Joseph Henry (1968). A computer oriented single-fingerprint identification system (Report).
  • Wegstein, Joseph Henry (1969). A semi-automated single fingerprint identification system (Report).
  • Wegstein, Joseph Henry (1970). Automated fingerprint identification (Report).
  • Wegstein, Joseph Henry (1972). Manual and Computerized footprint identification (Report).
  • Wegstein, Joseph Henry (1975). The M40 fingerprint matcher (Report).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joseph Henry Wegstein". Find A Grave. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ Kirsch, Russell A. "SEAC and the Start of Image Processing at the National Bureau of Standards: Joseph Wegstein". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  3. ^ Wegstein, Joseph Henry. "Most widely held works by J. H Wegstein". OCLC WorldCat Identities. OCLC. Retrieved 2020-09-09.
  4. ^ Backus, John W.; Bauer, Friedrich L.; Green, Julien; Katz, C.; McCarthy, John; Perlis, Alan J.; Rutishauser, Heinz; Samelson, Klaus; Vauquois, Bernard; Wegstein, Joseph Henry; Wijngaarden, Adriaan van; Woodger, Michael (1960). Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 60. Communications of the ACM (Report). Vol. 3. pp. 299–314.
  5. ^ Backus, John W.; Bauer, Friedrich L.; Green, Julien; Katz, C.; McCarthy, John; Perlis, Alan J.; Rutishauser, Heinz; Samelson, Klaus; Vauquois, Bernard; Wegstein, Joseph Henry; Wijngaarden, Adriaan van; Woodger, Michael; Naur, Peter (1963). Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 60. Communications of the ACM (Report). Vol. 6. pp. 1–17.
  6. ^ Jeuring, Johan; Meertens, Lambert; Guttmann, Walter (2016-08-17). "Profile of IFIP Working Group 2.1". Foswiki. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  7. ^ Swierstra, Doaitse; Gibbons, Jeremy; Meertens, Lambert (2011-03-02). "ScopeEtc: IFIP21: Foswiki". Foswiki. Retrieved 2020-09-08.