Log In

Herbert Reuben John Grosch Edit Profile

computer consultant

Herbert Reuben John Grosch, Canadian computer consultant. member Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Privacy and Personal Data, 1973-1975.; Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (director 1949-1952, president 1951), Association Computing Machinery (director 1968-1987, vice president 1974-1976, president 1976-1978), British Computer Society; member Canadian Information Processing Society, others.

Background

Grosch, Herbert Reuben John was born on September 13, 1918 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Son of Reuben John and Bessie Mabel (Adams) Grosch.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Michigan, 1938, Doctor of Philosophy in astronomy, 1942. Postgraduate Harvard University, 1939-1940.

Career

1 daughter, Diane. Astronomer, United States Naval Observatory, 1941-1942. Optical engineer United States Navy, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Farrand Optical Company, 1942-1945. Computer scientist International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, 1945-1951, manager space programs, 1958-1959.

Head logical design research Digital Computer Laboratory Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951-1952. Manager investigations, aircraft gas turbine division General Electric Company, Evendale, Ohio, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1952-1956, manager applications, computer department, Phoenix, 1956-1958. Director Deacon Project, Center for Advanced Studies, Santa Barbara, California, 1965-1967.

Consultant computer marketing, New York City, 1959-1962, Monte Carlo and Lausanne, 1962-1965. Director Center for Computer Sciences and Technology, National Bureau Standards, Washington, 1967-1970, senior research fellow, 1970-1973. Editorial director Computerworld, Boston, 1973-1976.

Consultant international computer marketing Sunnyvale, California, 1976-1980, Netherlands, 1980-1983, Switzerland, 1983-1994. Associate in astronomy Columbia University, 1945-1950. Adjunct professor Arizona State College, 1956-1957, Boston University, 1974-1975, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1994-1996.

Green visiting professor Texas Christian University, 1976. Chairman Intergovtl. Council for Automatic Data Processing, 1968-1970. United States representative Organization of European Cooperation and Development Computer Experts Group, 1970-1972.

Member Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Privacy and Personal Data, 1973-1975.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Computer, 1991. Contributing editor: Datamation, 1959-1963, International Education, 1972-1973, Computing Europe, 1977-1985. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Privacy and Personal Data, 1973-1975. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (director 1949-1952, president 1951), Association Computing Machinery (director 1968-1987, vice president 1974-1976, president 1976-1978), British Computer Society. Member Canadian Information Processing Society, others.

Clubs: Mensa.

Connections

Married Nancy Mae Hall, August 16, 1975.

father:
Reuben John Grosch

mother:
Bessie Mabel (Adams) Grosch

spouse:
Nancy Mae Hall