Roger NeedhamJohn von Neumann

Computer Scientist

Early Life

Roger NeedhamJohn von Neumann, AKA Roger Needham, was born on February 9, 1935. When he was young, he attended Doncaster Grammar School for Boys, but then he switched into West Riding.

Later Life

Roger Needham began his undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge in 1953, graduating with a B.A. in 1956 in mathematics and philosophy. His PHD. thesis was on applications of digital computers to the automatic classification and retrieval of documents. He worked on a variety of key computing projects in security, operating systems, computer architecture (capability systems) and local area networks. He later died peacefully at Willingham, Cambridgeshire on March 1st, 2003. He was 68.

The Roger Needham Award

The British Computer Society (BCS), established an annual Roger Needham award in 2004 to honor him.