Computer scientist who also developed a compiler program for computer applications and conceptualized the thought of machine-independent programming dialects. She was among the 1st programmers from the Harvard Tag I computer, that was completed in 1944. She went to Vassar university, where she received a keep of lack from before becoming sworn in to the USA Navy Reserve during Globe War II. She actually is acknowledged with popularizing the word “debugging” for repairing computer glitches as well as the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Hopper (DDG-70) is known as on her behalf. She wedded NYU teacher Vincent Foster Hopper in 1930. She was affected by Barbara McClintock.