1992) was an American computer
scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. A pioneer in
she was one of the first programmers of
the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the
first compiler for a computer programming language.
programming languages, which led to the development
of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages.
She is credited with popularizing the term "debugging" for fixing
computer glitches (inspired by an actual moth removed from
the computer). Owing to the
breadth of her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is
sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".
for her, as was the Cray XE6 "Hopper" supercomputer.