Dr. Josef Kates
(born in Vienna
, May 5, 1921) is a Canadian
engineer whose achievements include designing the first digital game-playing machine, and the world's first automated traffic signalling system.Engelmann, Frederick C. (1996) A History of the Austrian Migration to Canada
, Carleton University Press, ISBN 978-0886292836, p. 184
Josef Kates was the son of Baruch (Bernard) and Anna Katz (née Entenberg).Lumley, Elizabeth (2004) Canadian Who's Who 2004: v. 39
, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 978-0802088925, p. 669Holmes, Gillian (ed.) (2001) Who's Who in Canadian Business 2001
, University of Toronto Press, ISBN 9780920966600, p. 421-2 Kates arrived in Canada
in 1940. He lived for a short time in New Brunswick and Quebec (1940 - 1942), before settling in Toronto (1942-present).
He was educated at Goethe-Realschule
: 1931 - 1938); McGill University
: 1941, junior and senior matriculation); University of Toronto
: 1944 - 1948, Honours in Mathematics
; 1948 - 1949: M.A. in Applied Math; 1949 - 1951: Ph.D. in Physics).
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