John Tukey
1915

2000
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Brown University, Princeton University
occupation: politician, statistician, university teacher, computer scientist, chemist
John Wilder Tukey (; June 16, 1915 – July 26, 2000) was an American mathematician and statistician, best known for the development of the fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm and box plot. The Tukey range test, the Tukey lambda distribution, the Tukey test of additivity, and the Teichmüller–Tukey lemma all bear his name. He is also credited with coining the term bit and the first published use of the word software. Source: Wikipedia (en)
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