Computer People - R

Below is a listing of computer pioneers, inventors, and other people who have contributed to the computer industry that have a first or last name beginning with the letter 'R'. Clicking on any of the below links will open a biography for that person.

Radia Perlman
Mother of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, and Writer
Ralph Baer
Father of Videogames.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Ralph Meagher
Culminating with the ILLIAC IV supercomputer, the largest and fastest in the world.
Category: Writer
Ralph Merkle
One of the inventors of public key cryptography and Inventor of cryptographic hashing
Category: Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Ralph Palmer
Helped create the IBM 604 Electronic Calculator.
Category: Inventor
Ralph Slutz
Physicist and computer pioneer and one of the first to build a computer with a central memory to store and modify data and instructions
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Ramakrishnan Srikant
Research scientist at Google with interest in data mining.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Randy Eisenman
Founded Satori Capital and Handango in 1999 where he served as president and chief executive officer
Category: Founder and President
Randy Pausch
American professor of computer science and human computer interaction at CMU.
Category: Founder, President, Professor, and Writer
Rasmus Lerdorf
Danish programmer with Canadian citizenship best known as the creator of the PHP scripting language.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Raymond Holt
Pioneering computer designer and businessman in Silicon Valley Developed the first microprocessor chip set for F-14 Tomcat
Category: Founder and Programmer
Raymond Kurzweil
American author, futurist and inventor of the Kurzweil K250 music keyboard.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Ray Ozzie
American software industry entrepreneur and Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Twitter
Ray Tomlinson
American programmer who implemented an email system on the ARPANET.
Category: Personality and Programmer
Reid Hoffman
American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author known as the co-founder of LinkedIn
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Rene Descartes
French philosopher, mathematician and writer dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy'
Category: Father, Mathematician, and Writer
Reynold Johnson
Inventor of the disk drive and videocassette tape.
Category: Father, Inventor, President, and Programmer
Richard Arkwright
Englishman who is often credited with inventing the spinning frame and creator of the modern factory system.
Category: Entrepreneur
Richard Brodie
Author Original creator of Microsoft Word.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Richard Crandall
Chief Scientist at NeXT Inc. and Apple's Chief Cryptographer
Category: Physicist, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard Feynman
American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics
Category: Physicist, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard Greenblatt
American computer programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Bill Gosper.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Programmer
Richard Stallman
American software freedom activist and computer programmer who lanched the GNU project.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Programmer
Richard Stearns
Computer scientist who established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert Adler
Austrian-born American inventor with numerous patents, most notably the wireless remote control.
Category: Inventor
Robert Barton
Known as the chief architect of the Burroughs B5000 and other computers such as the B1700 as well as the co-inventor of dataflow.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert Cailliau
Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who helped develop the World Wide Web.
Category: Engineer, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Cohn
Company that commercialized voice mail.
Category: Entrepreneur and Founder
Robert Dennard
Inventor of DRAM.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Robert Enderle
American technology analyst and labled as the most quoted technology analysts in the media.
Category: Analyst, Twitter, and Writer
Robert Floyd
Computer scientist who designed the Floyd-Warshall algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert Frankston
Co-creator of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program.
Category: Founder and Programmer
Robert Lansdown
British computer graphics pioneer and Polymath and Professor Emeritus at Middlesex University Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Category: Professor and Writer
Robert Metcalfe
Founder of 3Com.
Category: Coined, Founder, and Programmer
Robert Miner
Co-founder of Oracle Corporation and developer of its relational database management system.
Category: Founder and Programmer
Robert Moog
American pioneer of electronic music who is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
Category: Inventor
Robert Morris
Best known for creating the Morris Worm, the first Internet worm.
Category: Convict, Father, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Noyce
Inventor of the integrated circit and co-founder of Intel.Microsoft.
Category: Founder and Inventor
Robert Patrick
Architect of the first operating system in the world, GM-NAA I/O.
Category: Inventor
Robert Pike
Canadian software engineer and author known for his work with Plan 9 at Bell Labs.
Category: Editor, Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert Prim
American mathematician and computer scientist who developed two different algorithms for finding a minimum spanning tree in a weighted graph
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, and Scientist
Robert Scoble
American blogger, author, and technical evangelist who runs Scobleizer.
Category: Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Robert Stein
Computer pioneer who founded the Voyager Company.
Category: Founder
Robert Tarjan
American computer scientist who discovered several graph algorithms.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Taylor
Internet Pioneer and Director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969.
Category: Director, Founder, and Manager
Robin Milner
British computer scientist who developed LCF, one of the first tools for automated theorem proving.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Rob Kalin
an online handmade and vintage marketplace founded in the year 2005.
Category: Founder and Twitter
Roger Hui
Computer scientist and Co-developer of the J Programming Language and recipient of the Kenneth E. Iverson Award
Category: Programmer and Scientist
Roger Moore
Professor of spoken language processing in the Speech and Hearing Research Group at the University of Sheffield
Category: Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Roger Needham
Computer scientist known for the BAN lgoic and Tiny Encryption algorithm.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Scientist
Roger Sippl
Entrepreneur and innovator who founded Informix Software and pioneered SQL relational databases.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Programmer
Ronald Wayne
American electronics industry worker and co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Rudolf Bayer
UB-tree and the red-black tree.
Category: Professor and Scientist
Rudolf Hell
Early forerunner to the fax machine.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Russel Ackoff
Systems thinking and management science
Category: Manager and Writer
Russell Ohl
American engineer known for for patenting the modern solar cell and researching semiconductors.
Category: Engineer and Researcher
Ryan Block
Technology journalist, critic, former editor of Engadget, and co-founder of gdgt.
Category: Editor, Founder, and Twitter

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