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Clarence A. "Skip" Ellis

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Alex Lane

on 26 February 2013

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Transcript of Clarence A. "Skip" Ellis

Sources Background Clarence A. "Skip" Ellis Born May 11, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois
Lived with his mother and four of his brothers
Is currently alive Education Elementary/Middle/High unknown
Highest degree achieved: PhD of Computer Science
Attended Beloit College, received Doctorate from University of Illinois Contributions to Science Pt. 2 He also helped invent the icon based GUI, one of the most used developments in the history of computers. Contribution to Science Worked on the Illiac IV supercomputer, which was a example of a system based on parallel processing, or multiple processors working data from a single source. Summary Clarence A. "Skip" Ellis was a black computer scientist from southern Chicago who managed to overcome poverty to become the first black computer scientist, and still teaches today. Men working on the Illiac IV South Chicago in 1943 Awards received: Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery, 1997 http://archive.is/dl6O
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/computer-science/ellis_clarencea.html Clarence A. "Skip" Ellis Interesting Facts Attended the famous "I Have a Dream
speech. University of Illinois Beloit College Windows 8, the newest version of the Windows operating system, is a example of a icon based GUI.
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