Meet Philip Emeagwili fondly referred to as the father of modern day internet

by Duke Magazine

PHILIP EMEAGWILI Meet Philip Emeagwili, a Nigerian -American Computer Scientist. He was born on the 23rd August, 1954 in Akure (Southwest, Nigeria), and grew in Onitsha (Southeast, Nigeria). His early schooling was impeded in 1967 due to the Nigerian Civil War, as he served in the then Biafran army at age 13. He enabled himself academically through self-study to meet up with high school equivalence after the war. Philip, travelled to the United States, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Oregon State University in 1977. He proceeded in his academic pursuit to George Washington University to receive a master’s degree in Ocean and Marine Engineering in 1986, and the second master’s in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland.

Philip, won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize for an application of the CM-2 massively-parallel computer. The application used computational fluid dynamics for oil-reservoir modeling. His simulation was the first program to apply a pseudo-time approach to reservoir modeling.
He designed the program and formula for the fastest computer on earth, the Connection Machine.

He designed the system of parallel computers that are used by all search engines, for example Yahoo or The Connection Machine, with a program developed by Philip Emeagwali, solved a 350-year old packing problem that was considered as one of the greatest unsolved mathematics problems. The Connection Machine, and Philip also designed equations to explain how sperm moves, how polluted groundwater flows, how the Earth’s interior moves and cause volcanic eruptions, and how to recover petroleum safer and large quantities. Prominent amongst the awards received by Philip, was the Distinguished Scientist Award in 1991, from the National Society of Black Engineers in America. Philip is considered to be the father of Supercomputers, and a witty mathematician. He is happily married to Dale Brown

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