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David Wheeler

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This article is about David John Wheeler; other David Wheelers include David A. Wheeler and David Wheeler (actor).

David John Wheeler (9 February 192713 December 2004) was a computer scientist. His contributions to the field included work on the EDSAC and the Burrows-Wheeler transform. Along with Maurice Wilkes and Stanley Gill he is credited with the invention of the subroutine (which they referred to as the closed subroutine). In cryptography, he was the designer of WAKE and the co-designer of the TEA and XTEA encryption algorithms together with Roger Needham.

External links

  • Computer History Museum (http://www.computerhistory.org/events/hall_of_fellows/david_wheeler/index.shtml) biography
  • Obituaries
    • University of Cambridge (http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/UoCCL/misc/obit/wheeler.html)
    • Cambridge News (http://w3.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/story.asp?StoryID=66713)
    • Independent (http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=595316&host=3&dir=271)
    • The Times (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1414424,00.html)


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