Saul Rosen (February 8, 1922 – June 9, 1991) was an American computer science pioneer. He is known for designing the software of the first transistor-based computer Philco Transac S-2000, and for his work on programming language design which influenced the ALGOL language.[1]

Saul Rosen
Born(1922-02-08)February 8, 1922
DiedJune 9, 1991(1991-06-09) (aged 69)
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
AwardsACM Distinguished Service Award 1984
Scientific career
ThesisModular Transformations of Certain Series (1950)
Doctoral advisorHans Adolph Rademacher

In 1947, he was involved in establishing the Association for Computing Machinery; in particular he was the first editor of its journal Communications of the ACM. In 1979 he co-founded the journal Annals of the History of Computing, then published by AFIPS.[1]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Saul Rosen (1953). "Modular transformation of certain series". Duke Mathematical Journal. 20 (4): 593–599. doi:10.1215/s0012-7094-53-02060-2.
  • Saul Rosen (Jan 1967). Programming Systems and Languages. McGraw Hill Computer Science Series. New York/NY: McGraw Hill. ISBN 0070537089.
  • Saul Rosen (Jul 1968). Electronic Computers —- A Historical Survey in Print (Computer Science Technical Report). Purdue University Department.
  • Saul Rosen (1990). The Origins of Modern Computing (Computer Science Technical Report / Purdue e-Pubs). Purdue University.
  • Saul Rosen (Sep 1990). "The Origins of Modern Computing". Computing Reviews. 31 (9): 449–481.
  • Saul Rosen (Jun 1991). PHILCO: Some Recollections of the PHILCO TRANSAC S-2000 (Computer Science Technical Reports / Purdue e-Pubs). Purdue University.

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  1. ^ a b Vita at

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