Maurice Vincent Wilkes

* June 26, 1913, Dudley, England, UK
† November 29, 2010, Cambridge, England, UK

ACM A.M. Turing Award - 1967

Professor Wilkes is best known as the builder and designer of the EDSAC, the first computer with an internally stored program. Built in 1949, the EDSAC used a mercury delay line memory. He is also known as the author, with Wheeler and Gill, of a volume on "Preparation of Programs for Electronic Digital Computers" in 1951, in which program libraries were effectively introduced.