Jean E. Sammet (born 1928 in New York City) is an American computer scientist who developed the FORMAC programming language in 1962. She received her B.A. in Math from Mount Holyoke College in 1948 and her M.A. in Math from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949. She received an honorary D. Sc from Mount Holyoke College in 1978. Sammet was employed by Sperry Gyroscope from 1955 to 1958 where she supervised the first scientific programming group.
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