Fred Brooks

(Frederick Phillips "Fred" Brooks Jr.)

Fred Brooks
Fred Brooks
  • Born: April 19, 1931
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Scientist

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Frederick Phillips "Fred" Brooks Jr. is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book The Mythical Man-Month. Brooks has received many awards, including the National Medal of Technology in 1985 and the Turing Award in 1999.

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