- Name: Fred Brooks
- Born: 04/19/1931 (89 years old)
- Known for: OS/360, The Mythical Man-Month
- Website: www.cs.unc.edu/~brooks
Frederick Phillips “Fred” Brooks Jr. (born April 19, 1931) 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.
Birth Name: Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr.
School: Duke University (undergraduate), Harvard University (postgraduate)
Alias: Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr.
Birth Place: Durham, North Carolina