Edgar F. Codd

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Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd (19 August 1923 – 18 April 2003) was an English computer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for database management, the theoretical basis for relational databases and relational database management systems. He made other valuable contributions to computer science, but the relational model, a very influential general theory of data management, remains his most mentioned, analyzed and celebrated achievement.[5][6]

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Edgar "Ted" Codd
Edgar Frank Codd

(1923-08-19)19 August 1923[1][2]
Died18 April 2003(2003-04-18) (aged 79)
Williams Island, Aventura, Florida, USA
Alma materExeter College, Oxford
University of Michigan
Known forAlpha language
Database normalization
Relational model
Codd's cellular automaton
Codd's theorem
Codd's 12 rules
Boyce–Codd normal form
AwardsTuring Award (1981)[3]
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
University of Michigan
ThesisPropagation, Computation, and Construction in Two-dimensional cellular spaces (1965)
Doctoral advisorJohn Henry Holland[4]