Interview with Professor Brian Randell

Brian has had a long and illustrious career in computing, starting work at English Electrics Atomic Power Division in 1957, after graduating from Imperial College of Science and Technology.  Brian worked on various programming tasks, including the creation of the EASICODE System for the DEUCE computer and an ALGOL 60 compiler for the KDF9 machine, the latter of which was the subject of his book, Algol 60 Implementation, along with Lawford Russell, which was one of the first books on compilers.  Brian then  joined IBM Research at Yorktown Heights in 1964, where he worked on computer and systems design.  After five years at IBM, Brian became Professor of Computing Science at the Department of Computing Science at Newcastle University, where he has remained since. 


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