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John George Herriot
American mathematician

John George Herriot

John George Herriot
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Intro American mathematician
Was Mathematician
From United States of America
Field Mathematics
Gender male
Birth 1916
Death 16 March 2003 (aged 87 years)
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John George Herriot (1916 – 16 March 2003) was a mathematician at Stanford university who worked on numerical analysis.
John G. "Jack" Herriot received his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1941. He was a professor of mathematics and then of computer science at Stanford University from 1946 until his retirement in 1982. From 1953 to 1961 he was director of the Stanford Computation Center.

Herriot was one of the founding members of the Computer Science department in 1966. Herriot's major interests was in numerical analysis with a specialty in algorithm development. He was the author of an elementary book on the subject. He also helped to recruit George Forsythe to the campus, and Forsythe provided the energy and foresight to make the Stanford Computer Science Department world renown.

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