Stuart Feldman

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Stuart Feldman
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Stuart Feldman in 2007
EducationPrinceton University, (A.B.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (Ph.D.)
Known formake
ACM Queue
President of ACM, 2006–08
AwardsFellow, IEEE, 1991
Fellow, ACM, 1995
ACM Software System Award, 2003
Fellow, AAAS, 2007
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsBell Labs
Schmidt Philanthropies

Stuart Feldman is a computer scientist. He is best known as the creator of the computer software program make. He was also an author of the first Fortran 77 compiler, was part of the original group at Bell Labs that created the Unix operating system,[1] and participated in development of the ALTRAN and EFL programming languages.

Feldman is the Chief Scientist at Schmidt Futures.[2] He was previously a member of the dean's External Advisory Board at the University of Michigan School of Information.[3] He was previously Vice President, Engineering, East Coast, at Google, and before that Vice President of Computer Science at IBM Research. Feldman has served on the board of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). He was chair of ACM SIGPLAN and founding chair of ACM SIGecom. He was elected the President of the ACM in 2006.[4][5] Feldman is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of ACM Queue,[6] a magazine he helped found with Steve Bourne. He has also served on the editorial boards of IEEE Internet Computing and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. He received an A.B. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University and a Ph.D in applied mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2010 the University of Waterloo awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Mathematics.[7]

Feldman became a Fellow of the IEEE in 1991,[8] Fellow of the ACM in 1995,[9] and Fellow of the AAAS in 2007.[10] In 2003, he was awarded ACM's Software System Award for his creation of make.[11]


  1. ^ McIlroy, M. D. (1987). A Research Unix reader: annotated excerpts from the Programmer's Manual, 1971–1986 (PDF) (Technical report). CSTR. Bell Labs. 139.
  2. ^ David Matthews (2022). "Ex-Google chief's venture aims to save neglected science software". nature.
  3. ^ "About Stuart Feldman". University of Michigan School of Information. Archived from the original on June 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "ACM Past Presidents". ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  5. ^ Cooper, Charles (July 13, 2006). "The tech industry's newest power player". CNET.
  6. ^ "Editorial Board". ACM Queue.
  7. ^ "University of Waterloo, Department of Mathematics List of Honorary Degrees". Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "IEEE Fellows Directory". Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  9. ^ "ACM Award Citation for Stuart Feldman". Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  10. ^ "Historic Fellows Listing". Retrieved June 24, 2022.
  11. ^ "ACM Honors Creator of Landmark Software Tool" (Press release). March 22, 2004. Archived from the original on December 13, 2006.

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