Inventor computer pioneers

Below is a listing of computer pioneers that have been tagged as a Inventor. Clicking on any of the below links will open the biography for that person.

Aaron GreenspanAaron Greenspan
Creator of Think Computer Corporation and alleged co-inventor of Facebook.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Ada LovelaceAda Lovelace
World's first computer programmer.
Category: Female, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Adam OsborneAdam Osborne
Inventor of the first portable computer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Adi ShamirAdi Shamir
One of the co-inventors of the RSA algorithm.
Category: Inventor
Alain GlavieuxAlain Glavieux
Co-inventor of codes that helped shape digital communication.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Alan KayAlan Kay
Computer pioneer who help create the idea of a laptop computer, GUI, Ethernet, Laser Printing, and Smalltalk.
Category: Inventor and Programmer
Albert HullAlbert Hull
American electrical engineer known for inventing the magnetron.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Volta
Italian physicist known for the invention of the battery in the 1800s.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Alexander BainAlexander Bain
Inventor of the electric clock.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Alexander FraserAlexander Fraser
British-American computer scientist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Scientist
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
Inventor, engineer, and innovator best known for inventing the telephone.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Scientist
Alexey PajitnovAlexey Pajitnov
Inventor of Tetris.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Allen DumontAllen Dumont
American scientist best known for improvements to the cathode ray tube for use in television receivers.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Amanda ChessellAmanda Chessell
Computer scientist and Engineer at IBM Known for software inventions and innovation of development tools
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Anders HejlsbergAnders Hejlsberg
Author of Turbo Pascal and chief architect of Delphi.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Andrew BobeckAndrew Bobeck
American electrical engineer and inventor of bubble memory.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Researcher
Andrew BoothAndrew Booth
Inventor of Booth's multiplication algorithm that led to the invention of drum memory.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, and Scientist
Andrew KayAndrew Kay
Computer pioneer and founder of Kay Computers.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, and President
Anthony BarrAnthony Barr
Computer programming language designer, software engineer, and inventor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Programmer
Anthony WoodAnthony Wood
Pioneer and innovator in TV and digital media and founder and CEO of Roku.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, and President
An WangAn Wang
Engineer and inventor, and co-founder of Wang Laboratories.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Inventor
Arnold DumeyArnold Dumey
Inventor of computer hashing and the postal sorting machine.
Category: Analyst and Inventor
Arthur ClarkArthur Clark
Science fiction author, inventor, and futurist.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Arthur ScherbiusArthur Scherbius
German electrical engineer known for inventing the Enigma machine.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Athanasius KircherAthanasius Kircher
Oriental studies and medicine.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Bashir RameyevBashir Rameyev
Soviet inventor and scientist and one of the founders of Soviet computing.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
Author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, and much more.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Bernard KardonBernard Kardon
American electrical engineer and co-founder of Harman/Kardon.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Inventor
Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal
Mathematician, writer, child prodigy, and inventor of the Pascaline.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
Bob BemerBob Bemer
Father of ASCII.
Category: Coined, Father, and Inventor
Bob KahnBob Kahn
Internet pioneer, engineer, and computer scientist who helped develop TCP/IP.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Boris BabayanBoris Babayan
Pioneering creator of supercomputers in Soviet Union.
Category: Inventor
Brad TempletonBrad Templeton
Software Architect and early pioneer of Usenet.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Brian CarpenterBrian Carpenter
British Internet engineer and former chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Burton SmithBurton Smith
Computer architect who has made major contributions to the field of parallel computation.
Category: Inventor
Carl PetriCarl Petri
Helped advance the fields of parallel computing and distributing computing.
Category: Inventor
Charles BabbageCharles Babbage
Father of the computer.
Category: Father, Inventor, and Writer
Charles MooreCharles Moore
Inventor and developer of the Forth programming language.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Charles StanhopeCharles Stanhope
Scientist and inventor of the printing press.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Charles ThackerCharles Thacker
American Pioneer computer designer who worked as the project leader of the Xerox Alto.
Category: Founder, Hacker, and Inventor
Charles ThomasCharles Thomas
Designer of the Arithmometer, the first successful mechanical calculator.
Category: Entrepreneur and Inventor
Charles WeissCharles Weiss
American computer scientist and software designer and one of the first employees of Oracle.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Chester CarlsonChester Carlson
Inventor of electrophotography.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Christopher SholesChristopher Sholes
Inventor of the typewriter and first QWERTY keyboard.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Christopher StracheyChristopher Strachey
British scientist known for CPL and Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages.
Category: Coined, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Clair LakeClair Lake
IBM employee who helped develop the Type 1 Total Printing And Listing Tabulator and punch cards.
Category: Inventor
Claude PerraultClaude Perrault
Physician, anatomist, inventor, and author who designed a calculating device, called Abaque Rhabdologique
Category: Inventor and Writer
Cleve MolerCleve Moler
American computer programmer and inventor of MATLAB.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Clifford BerryClifford Berry
American inventor and co-creator of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer.
Category: Inventor
Clive SinclairClive Sinclair
British inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics.
Category: Entrepreneur and Inventor
Daniel IngallsDaniel Ingalls
Pioneer of object-oriented computer programming.
Category: Inventor and Programmer
Dave BoggsDave Boggs
American Electrical and radio engineer who developed early Internet protocols.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
David BradleyDavid Bradley
Developer of the three finger salute.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
David ClarkDavid Clark
American computer scientist known for the Clark-Wilson model.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
David CullerDavid Culler
Inventor of TinyOS.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
David HuffmanDavid Huffman
Computer science pioneer known for his Huffman coding.
Category: Inventor and Programmer
David LeeDavid Lee
Chinese-American business executive and inventor of the Daisywheel Printer.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Inventor, and President
David NobleDavid Noble
Historian, author and professor of Social and Political Thought.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
David PackardDavid Packard
Co-founder of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) company.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
Dean KamenDean Kamen
Inventor of the Segway.
Category: Entrepreneur and Inventor
Dennis HayesDennis Hayes
Founder of Hayes Microcomputer Products and inventor of the PC Modem.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Inventor
Donald BitzerDonald Bitzer
American electrical engineer and computer scientist and Father of PLATO.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, Programmer, and Scientist
Donald DaviesDonald Davies
Welsh computer scientist known for helping to invent packet switching.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Dorr FeltDorr Felt
American inventor best known for inventing the Comptometer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Douglas EngelbartDouglas Engelbart
Inventor of the computer mouse.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Douglas RossDouglas Ross
Computer scientist pioneer who is known for the term CAD and as the father of APT.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Father, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Dov FrohmanDov Frohman
Israeli electrical engineer and former vice president of Intel Corporation.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Manager, President, and Writer
Dov MoranDov Moran
Israeli engineer known for founding the company who invented the DiskOnKey thumb drive.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Drew MajorDrew Major
Co-founder of Novell and chief architect and developer of NetWare operating system.
Category: Founder and Inventor
Dudley BuckDudley Buck
Electrical engineer and inventor of computer components.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Edgar CoddEdgar Codd
English computer scientist and inventor of the relational model for database management.
Category: Analyst, Coined, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
Electrical engineer and first woman employed as an electrical engineer in the United States.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, and Professor
Edmund BarbourEdmund Barbour
Philanthropist, genealogist, and inventor first representative of so called direct-multiplication devices.
Category: Inventor
Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
English mathematician known for inventing Gunter's Scale and the first successful analog device.
Category: Inventor and Mathematician
Edouard-leon MartinvilleEdouard-leon Martinville
French printer and inventor of the earliest known sound recording device, the phonautograph.
Category: Inventor
Edward FredkinEdward Fredkin
Inventor of the trie data structure, the fredkin gate, and Billiard-Ball Computer Model.
Category: Inventor
Edwin BelinEdwin Belin
English scientist and one of the early inventors of television.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Edwin CatmullEdwin Catmull
Computer scientist and President of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Eiichi GotoEiichi Goto
Japanese computer scientist known for inventing one of the first general-purpose computers in Japan.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Elisha GrayElisha Gray
Co-founder of Western Electric Manufacturing company and best known for his development of a telephone prototype.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Elon MuskElon Musk
Founder of SpaceX, and co-founder of Tesla Motors.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Emanuel GoldbergEmanuel Goldberg
Inventor of such inventions as microdots, the kinamo movie camera, and the Contax 35mm camera.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Emile BerlinerEmile Berliner
German-born American inventor known for developing the disc record gramophone (phonograph).
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
Co-founder of Twitter and blogger.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Feng-hsiung HsuFeng-hsiung Hsu
Computer scientist and author who helped with the creation of IBM Deep Blue chess machine.
Category: Grandmaster, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Florian BrodyFlorian Brody
Co-inventor of the first electronic books.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Forrest ParryForrest Parry
IBM engineer who invented magnetic stripe cards used for credit cards and identification badges.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Frederic WilliamsFrederic Williams
British Engineer well known for his contributions to the development of Radar.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Fredrik BullFredrik Bull
Information technology pioneer who helped with the development of punched cards.
Category: Inventor
Fujio MasuokaFujio Masuoka
Inventor of Flash Memory and recipient of the IEEE award.
Category: Inventor
Gary KildallGary Kildall
American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who invented the CP/M operating system and gave Bill Gates the world.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Personality, and Scientist
Gary RobinsonGary Robinson
American software engineer, inventor and computer programmer known for fighting spam.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Programmer
Gary StarkweatherGary Starkweather
Inventor of the laser printer.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Gene AmdahlGene Amdahl
American computer architect and founder of Amdahl Corporation.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Inventor
George BooleGeorge Boole
Mathematician, logician, and inventor of what is now known as Boolean logic.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
George EastmanGeorge Eastman
American innovator and entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Inventor
George PakeGeorge Pake
Physicist and research executive that help found Xerox.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Georg OhmGeorg Ohm
German physicist and mathematician best known for Ohm's law.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Georg ScheutzGeorg Scheutz
Inventor of the Scheutzian calculation engine.
Category: Inventor
Georgy Adelson-velskyGeorgy Adelson-velsky
Soviet computer scientist who helped invent the AVL tree and the development of chess programming.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Giovanni CaselliGiovanni Caselli
Inventor of the pantelegraph, the predecessor to the modern fax machine.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Glen CullerGlen Culler
Professor of electrical engineering and early innovator in the development of the Internet.
Category: Inventor and Professor
Gottfried LeibnizGottfried Leibniz
German mathematician and philosopher and most prolific inventors of mechanical calculators.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Gottfried UngerboeckGottfried Ungerboeck
Australian inventor who invented trellis coded modulation.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Grace HopperGrace Hopper
Female officer who extended the meaning of debug and is erroneously credited as coining the term "bug".
Category: Female, Inventor, Programmer, and Scientist
Greg ChessonGreg Chesson
American computer scientist and UNIX expert known as the godfather of Networking.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Inventor, and Scientist
Guglielmo MarconiGuglielmo Marconi
Father of long distance radio transmission.
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, Founder, Inventor, and Physicist
Gustav TauschekGustav Tauschek
Austrian pioneer of Information technology.
Category: Inventor
Harold LawsonHarold Lawson
Software engineer and inventor who invented the pointer.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Harold PrewittHarold Prewitt
Race car driver, American businessman and inventor of personal computer products.
Category: Founder and Inventor
Harry HuskeyHarry Huskey
American computer designer pioneer who worked on the ENIAC, Pilot ACE, and G15 computers.
Category: Inventor
Hayyim SlonimskiHayyim Slonimski
Astronomer, inventor, and science author who invented the calculating machine.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Heinrich HertzHeinrich Hertz
German physicist who proved the existence of electromagnetic waves.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Heinz NixdorfHeinz Nixdorf
Computing pioneer and businessman responsible for Nixdorf Computer AG.
Category: Inventor
Helmut SchreyerHelmut Schreyer
German inventor, electrical engineer, and computer scientist known for his work on the Z3.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Henry BriggsHenry Briggs
English mathematician known for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Henry PhillipsHenry Phillips
Promoter of the Phillips screw and screwdriver.
Category: Inventor
Henry SamueliHenry Samueli
Chief technology officer and chairman of the board of Broadcom Corporation.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, and Writer
Herb SutterHerb Sutter
Prominent C++ expert, book author, and columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Howard AikenHoward Aiken
Designer behind the IBM Harvard Mark I Computer.
Category: Inventor
Hubert BoothHubert Booth
British engineer who invented the first powered vacuum cleaner.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Hugh HerrHugh Herr
American Biophysicist and designer of specialized prostheses.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Professor, and Twitter
Ivan SutherlandIvan Sutherland
Inventor of the Sketchpad and co-founder of Evans and Sutherland.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, and Scientist
Izrael StaffelIzrael Staffel
Inventor of the Staffel's calculator.
Category: Inventor
Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
Creator of Twitter and founder of Square.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Jack KilbyJack Kilby
Inventor of the integrated circuit, microchip, and the thermal printer.
Category: Inventor
Jagadish BoseJagadish Bose
Indian pioneer who investigated the radio and microwave optics and made a significant contribution to plant science.
Category: Father, Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
James BryceJames Bryce
Supervising engineer of the division that developed time recording machines.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
James RussellJames Russell
Inventor of the digital compact disc.
Category: Inventor
Jan RajchmanJan Rajchman
American electrical engineer and computer pioneer.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Jean HoerniJean Hoerni
Silicon transistor pioneer.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Jeanmauriceemile BaudotJeanmauriceemile Baudot
French telegraph engineer who invented the Baudot Code.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Jeff HawkinsJeff Hawkins
Founder of Palm and author of On Intelligence.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Johann BischoffJohann Bischoff
Architect as well as planning director to the court who authored an account of the history of computing tools and methods (1804).
Category: Director, Inventor, and Writer
Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
John AtanasoffJohn Atanasoff
Inventor of the first digital computer.
Category: Inventor
John BackusJohn Backus
Directory of the team that created the first high-level programming language (FORTRAN)
Category: Director, Inventor, Programmer, and Scientist
John BairdJohn Baird
Scottish engineer who invented the world's first mechanical television.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Scientist
John BardeenJohn Bardeen
Co-inventor of the transistor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Physicist
John CockeJohn Cocke
Father of RISC architecture.
Category: Father, Inventor, and Scientist
John EckertJohn Eckert
Electrical engineer and computer pioneer who help invent the ENIAC and UNIVAC.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Inventor
John FlemingJohn Fleming
Inventor of the first vacuum tube and diode.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
John GustafsonJohn Gustafson
American computer scientist and business man known for his work in High Performance Computing (HFC).
Category: CEO, Director, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
John MauchlyJohn Mauchly
American physicist who helped develop the ENIAC, EDVAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, and Programmer
John NapierJohn Napier
Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and inventor of "Napier's bones."
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
John PinkertonJohn Pinkerton
British pioneer computer designer.
Category: Inventor
Jorma RissanenJorma Rissanen
IBM researcher known for inventing the arithmetic coding technique of lossless data compression.
Category: Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Joseph HenryJoseph Henry
American scientist who discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Joseph JacquardJoseph Jacquard
Developer of the earliest programmable loom, the Jacquard Loom.
Category: Inventor
Joseph LickliderJoseph Licklider
American computer scientist who created the idea of a universal network, which led to invention of ARPANET, which became the Internet.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph NiepceJoseph Niepce
French inventor most well known for taking the first known photograph..
Category: Inventor
Julian AssangeJulian Assange
Editor, activist, computer programmer, and hacker best known as the founder of WikiLeaks.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, Personality, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Justin FrankelJustin Frankel
American computer programmer best known for his work on the Winamp media player application
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Kane KramerKane Kramer
British inventor and businessman and inventor of the digital audio player in 1979.
Category: Chairman and Inventor
Kapali EswaranKapali Eswaran
One of the founding members of the IBM System R Project, which formed the genesis of relational database technology.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Scientist
Karl BraunKarl Braun
German inventor, physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who helped develop radio and television.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Ken BatcherKen Batcher
Emeritus professor of Computer Science at Kent State University and former computer architect at Goodyear Aerospace.
Category: Inventor and Professor
Ken GoldbergKen Goldberg
American writer, artist, inventor and researcher in Robotics.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Ken OlsenKen Olsen
Founder and former CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Inventor
Kurt LehovecKurt Lehovec
Innovated the concept of p-n junction isolation used in every circuit element with a guard ring
Category: Inventor and Writer
Larry TeslerLarry Tesler
American computer scientist and inventor of Copy and Paste.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Lee ForestLee Forest
American inventor who invented the Audion, a vacuum tube.
Category: Father, Inventor, and Writer
Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
Widely referred to as the Father of DNA Computing.
Category: Father, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo Da Vinci
Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Leon BolleeLeon Bollee
French automobile manufacturer and inventor of one of the first calculators.
Category: Inventor
Leon ChuaLeon Chua
Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley and inventor of Chua's circuit.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Leslie BerlinLeslie Berlin
Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University and contributing writer for the New York Times
Category: Female, Inventor, and Writer
Lori MatassaLori Matassa
Sr. Staff Platform Software Architect in Intel's Embedded and Communications Division
Category: Inventor and Writer
Louis PouzinLouis Pouzin
Invented the datagram and designed an early packet communications network.
Category: Coined and Inventor
Lynn ConwayLynn Conway
American computer scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor who invented the generalized dynamic instruction handling.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, President, Scientist, and Twitter
Marcian HoffMarcian Hoff
One of the inventors of the computer microprocessor.
Category: Inventor
Mark CrispinMark Crispin
Which he invented in 1985.
Category: Father, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Mark DeanMark Dean
Lead team inventor of the ISA BUS at IBM and helped the development of the computer keyboard.
Category: African American, Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Mark KriegsmanMark Kriegsman
American entrepreneur, computer programmer, inventor, writer, and Director of Engineering at Veracode.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Martin CooperMartin Cooper
Start of what we know as the Cell phone today.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Martin HellmanMartin Hellman
American cryptologist best known for his invention of public key cryptography.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and AI specialist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Matt CuttsMatt Cutts
American software engineer and head of the Webspam team at Google.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Twitter
Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Michael HartMichael Hart
American author, best known as one of the inventors of the electronic book (or ebook)
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Michael SchroederMichael Schroeder
American computer scientist known for co-inventing the Needham-Schroeder authentication protocol.
Category: Chairman, Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
American architect and founder of the One Laptop per Child Association (OLPC)
Category: Chairman, Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Niels BechNiels Bech
Leader in the field of electronic digital computers who assisted in the DASK project.
Category: Inventor
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
Inventor of alternating current (AC) and other inventions.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Norman MargolusNorman Margolus
Canadian-American computer scientist and physicist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Norman NieNorman Nie
American social scientist who invented software that automates data analysis.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Otto ShweigerOtto Shweiger
Swiss Engineer and inventor of the first efficient four function calculator.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Paul BaranPaul Baran
Polish American engineer who was a pioneer in the development of computer networks.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Paul EislerPaul Eisler
Austrian inventor who invented the printed circuit board.
Category: Inventor
Paul GalvinPaul Galvin
One of the two founders of the telecommunications company Motorola.
Category: Founder and Inventor
Paul MockapetrisPaul Mockapetris
American Internet pioneer and computer scientist and creator of the Internet Domain Name System.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Percy LudgatePercy Ludgate
Irish designer of an Analytical Engine for the programmable computer.
Category: Inventor
Peter DenningPeter Denning
American computer scientist and writer known for his pioneering work in virtual memory.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Peter GrunbergPeter Grunberg
German physicist and Nobel Prize laureate.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Peter LandinPeter Landin
British computer scientist who was first to realize that the lambda calculus could be used in programming.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Peter SamsonPeter Samson
American computer scientist known for creating pioneering computer software.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Philip EstridgePhilip Estridge
Led the development of the original IBM Personal Computer (PC).
Category: Father, Inventor, and President
Philippe KahnPhilippe Kahn
Innovator and entrepreneur and inventor of the first camera phone.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Inventor
Philipp HahnPhilipp Hahn
German priest and clock-maker who designed the first calculator
Category: Inventor
Philip ZimmermanPhilip Zimmerman
Creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP).
Category: Founder, Inventor, President, and Writer
Philo FarnsworthPhilo Farnsworth
Inventor and television pioneer.
Category: Inventor
Pierre JaquetdrozPierre Jaquetdroz
Swiss-born watchmaker noted for his designs of animated dolls or automata.
Category: Inventor
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
Mother of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, and Writer
Rajiv GuptaRajiv Gupta
Prior General Manager at Hewlett Packard and co-inventor of Hewlett Packard's E-speak project (1999).
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, and Manager
Ralph BaerRalph Baer
Father of Videogames.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, and Writer
Ralph MerkleRalph Merkle
One of the inventors of public key cryptography and Inventor of cryptographic hashing
Category: Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Ralph PalmerRalph Palmer
Helped create the IBM 604 Electronic Calculator.
Category: Inventor
Ralph SlutzRalph 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 SrikantRamakrishnan Srikant
Research scientist at Google with interest in data mining.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Raymond KurzweilRaymond Kurzweil
American author, futurist, and inventor of the Kurzweil K250 music keyboard.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Ray OzzieRay Ozzie
American software industry entrepreneur and Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Twitter
Regina DuganRegina Dugan
19th (and first woman) Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Female, Founder, Inventor, Manager, President, and Writer
Rene GrilletRene Grillet
French mechanic and watchmaker and one of the creators of a mechanical calculating machine (17th Century).
Category: Inventor and Writer
Reynold JohnsonReynold Johnson
Inventor of the disk drive and videocassette tape.
Category: Father, Inventor, and President
Richard ArkwrightRichard Arkwright
Englishman who is often credited with inventing the spinning frame and creator of the modern factory system.
Category: Entrepreneur and Inventor
Richard HammingRichard Hamming
American mathematician and author who invented Hamming codes - computer error-detecting and correcting codes.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard LyonRichard Lyon
American scientist known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Scientist
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
American software freedom activist and computer programmer who launched the GNU project.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Programmer
Robert AdlerRobert Adler
Austrian-born American inventor with numerous patents, most notably the wireless remote control.
Category: Inventor
Robert BartonRobert 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 DennardRobert Dennard
Inventor of DRAM.
Category: Engineer and Inventor
Robert FanoRobert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert HookeRobert Hooke
English natural philosopher, architect, and polymath.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert MoogRobert Moog
American pioneer of electronic music who is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
Category: Inventor
Robert NoyceRobert Noyce
Inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel.Microsoft.
Category: Founder and Inventor
Robert PatrickRobert Patrick
Architect of the first operating system in the world, GM-NAA I/O.
Category: Inventor
Robert PikeRobert Pike
Canadian software engineer and author known for his work with Plan 9 at Bell Labs.
Category: Editor, Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert TarjanRobert Tarjan
American computer scientist who discovered several graph algorithms.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Roger NeedhamRoger Needham
Computer scientist known for the BAN logic and Tiny Encryption algorithm.
Category: Inventor and Scientist
Ronald RivestRonald Rivest
American born cryptographer and one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm and the symmetric key encryption algorithms RC2.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Ronald WayneRonald Wayne
American electronics industry worker and co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Rosalind PicardRosalind Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Rudolf BayerRudolf Bayer
UB-tree, and the red-black tree.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Scientist
Rudolf HellRudolf Hell
Early forerunner to the fax machine.
Category: Inventor
Russell OhlRussell Ohl
American engineer known for patenting the modern solar cell and researching semiconductors.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Researcher
Samuel MorlandSamuel Morland
17th century English academic, inventor, spy, diplomat, mathematician, and inventor of adding machines.
Category: Inventor and Mathematician
Samuel MorseSamuel Morse
Inventor of Morse code.
Category: Inventor
Samuel SouleSamuel Soule
Co-inventor of the first practical typewriter in 1969.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Savvas ChamberlainSavvas Chamberlain
Inventor, scientist and professor who invented silicon image sensors.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Semen KorsakovSemen Korsakov
Russian government official, homeopath, and inventor known for his early involvement in information technology.
Category: Inventor
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
MIT mathematician and educator and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Shafi GoldwasserShafi Goldwasser
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT.
Category: Female, Inventor, and Professor
Stanley GillStanley Gill
British computer scientist known for inventing the first computer subroutine.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Stephen DunwellStephen Dunwell
American Electrical Engineer who led the engineering effort in the development of IBM's STRETCH
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Programmer
Stephen KleeneStephen Kleene
American mathematician and co-founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Steve CappsSteve Capps
American computer programmer and engineer known for his work on the Apple Inc. Macintosh computer and Newton OS during the 1980s and 1990s.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, and Programmer
Steve CrockerSteve Crocker
Short biography of Steve Crocker who created the first FTC and help create the ARPANET protocols.
Category: Inventor
Steve JobsSteve Jobs
Co-founder of and former CEO of the Apple company.
Category: CEO, Director, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Steve KirschSteve Kirsch
American computer scientist and entrepreneur known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Twitter
Steve MannSteve Mann
Researcher and inventor known for his work on computational photography and wearable computing.
Category: Editor, Father, Inventor, Programmer, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak
Co-founder of Apple.
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Stewart BrandStewart Brand
American writer, best known as editor of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Hacker, Inventor, and Writer
Theodore MaimanTheodore Maiman
Inventor of the first laser.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Thomas EdisonThomas Edison
Inventor of the phonograph, motion picture camera, electric light bulb, and more.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Inventor
Thomas FowlerThomas Fowler
English inventor known for inventing a mechanical calculating machine.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Tim Berners-leeTim Berners-lee
Father of the World Wide Web (WWW).
Category: Father, Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Tito BurattiniTito Burattini
Scientist, architect, Egyptologist, instrument-maker, traveller, engineer, and creator of the calculating machine.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Tony FadellTony Fadell
Known as
Category: Entrepreneur, Father, Founder, Inventor, Investor, President, and Twitter
Walter BrattainWalter Brattain
Inventor that helped invent the transistor.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
Ward ChristensenWard Christensen
First bulletin board system (BBS) ever brought online (1978).
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Werner SiemensWerner Siemens
German inventor and industrialist and founder of the Siemens company.
Category: Founder and Inventor
Willgodt OdhnerWillgodt Odhner
Swedish engineer and entrepreneur Inventor of the Odhner Arithmometer calculator.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, and Inventor
William EcclesWilliam Eccles
British physicist and inventor of the term Diode and the flip-flop circuit.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
William HiginbothamWilliam Higinbotham
American physicist credited with creating one of the first computer games.
Category: Inventor and Physicist
William JoyWilliam Joy
Co-founder of Sun Microsystems, helped with the development of BSD, and original author of vi.
Category: Editor, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
William ShockleyWilliam Shockley
Physicist and co-inventor of the transistor.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
William SturgeonWilliam Sturgeon
English physicist and inventor who was first to make electromagnets and inventor of the first practical English electric motor.
Category: Inventor and Physicist

Computer Pioneers