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physicist , Computer scientist

William Russell Heller, American physicist, computer scientist. Recipient 2d level patent award International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, 1975, Outstanding Contribution award, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, 1984, Outstanding Technology Achievement award International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, 1987; Atomic Energy Commission fellow, 1949-1950.

Background

Heller, William Russell was born on October 16, 1920 in Hillside, New Jersey, United States. Son of Edward and Anna Emilia (Lang) Heller.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Queens College, City University of New York, 1942. Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Brown University, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, Washington University, 1950.

Career

Research associate physics Department, University Illinois, Champaign Urbana, 1950-1952;assistant professor physics, Yale University, New Haven, 1952-1953;member of staff, Shell Development Corporation, Emeryville, California, 1953-1959;member research staff T.J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, 1959-1964;manager physics research department, International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1964-1967;technical assistant to research laboratory director, International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1967-1969;manager design technical development, general technical division, International Business Machines Corporation, East Fishkill, New York, 1969-1977;senior physicist data systems division, International Business Machines Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1979-1991;senior technical staff member data systems division, International Business Machines Corporation, Poughkeepsie, New York, since 1991. Visiting professor computer science California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1978-1979.

Works

Membership

Sergeant United States Army, 1945-1947. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society. Member New York Academy of Sciences, American Physical Society New York (executive committee 1990-1993), International Business Machines Corporation Academy Technology, Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, tennis, gardening.

Connections

Married Dorothy May Alseth, August 5, 1947. Children: Martha, Elizabeth, Peter.

father:
Edward Heller

mother:
Anna Emilia (Lang) Heller

spouse:
Dorothy May Alseth

children:
Martha Heller

Elizabeth Heller

Peter Heller