Renowned computer scientist Charles Bachman ('48) awarded honorary doctor of engineering

The man who has been at the forefront of computer science and information systems development for 65 years was awarded an honorary doctor of engineering from Michigan State University during commencement ceremonies on Dec. 18.

Spartan alumnus Charles W. Bachman, who earned a bachelor's degree in the MSU College of Engineering in 1948, was honored during MSU's advanced degree ceremony in the Breslin Center.

Bachman's work has resulted in many awards including the 1973 A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery and the 2012 National Medal for Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama. He was also named a fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2015.

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(Date Posted: 2015-12-23)