George Robert Stibitz, 1926
B.S., Denison University
Ph.D., Cornell University
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 4, 1949
George Stibitz is a consultant in applied mathematics in Burlington, Vt., where he is also symposium lecturer and author in highly technical subjects. Among his numerous inventions are the film slide rule, the complex number generator, the electronic tone generator, the counting computer, the polynomial root solver, the relay interpolator, and the electronic digital computer. During World War II, he was a technical aide to the National Defense Research Council of the Office of Scientific Research and Development. He is a member of several national institutes and societies concerned with higher mathematics and engineering. His principal subjects as consultant are the mathematics of machine tools, propeller vibrations, stimulating computers, large-scale computer design and applications, and stability of servos.