# Mathematician computer pioneers

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

Alan TuringDeveloper of the Turing Machine and Turing Test. Category: Analyst, Father, Logician, Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Alexey LyapunovSoviet mathematician and pioneer of computer science. Category: Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer | |

Alonzo ChurchFounder of theoretical computer science. Category: Founder, Logician, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer | |

Antonin SvobodaComputer scientist, engineer, and researcher credited for fault-tolerant computer systems. Category: Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer | |

Arthur BurksMathematician who helped design the ENIAC. Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Bernard GallerAmerican mathematician and computer scientist who worked in developing large-scale operating systems and computer languages. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Bill GosperAmerican mathematician and programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community with Richard Greenblatt. Category: Founder, Hacker, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer | |

Blaise PascalMathematician, writer, child prodigy, and inventor of the Pascaline. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer | |

Claude ShannonFather of information theory. Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Cleve MolerAmerican computer programmer and inventor of MATLAB. Category: Chairman, Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

David HilbertGerman mathematician known for discovering invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry. Category: Founder, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

David YoungAmerican computer scientist and mathematician. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Derrick LehmerAmerican mathematician. Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Dimitri BertsekasApplied mathematician and computer scientist known for Convex optimization and Approximate Dynamic Programming. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Douglas McllroyComputer programmer, mathematician and engineer who develops Unix pipelines. Category: Chairman, Editor, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer | |

Edmund BerkeleyCo-founder of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Category: Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Edmund GunterEnglish mathematician known for inventing Gunter's Scale and the first successful analog device. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Emil PostInfluential mathematician and logician. Category: Logician, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Evelyn GranvilleOne of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D in mathematics. Category: African American, Female, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer | |

Georg OhmGerman physicist and mathematician best known for Ohm's law. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer | |

George BooleMathematician, logician, and inventor of what is now known as Boolean logic. Category: Founder, Inventor, Logician, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Georgy Adelson-velskySoviet computer scientist who helped invent the AVL tree and the development of chess programming. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Gertrude BlanchAmerican mathematician who did pioneering work in numerical analysis and computation. Category: Director, Female, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Gottfried LeibnizGerman mathematician and philosopher and most prolific inventors of mechanical calculators. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Harry GoodeAmerican statistician, mathematician, electrical and chemical engineer, professor, and author. Category: Chairman, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Scientist, and Writer | |

Haskell CurryPioneer of combinatorial logic. Category: Logician, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer | |

Henry BriggsEnglish mathematician known for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Herman GoldstineMathematician and computer scientist who helped develop the ENIAC. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Isaac NewtonEnglish mathematician and physicist known for Universal gravitation and Calculus. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer | |

James WilkinsonEnglish scientist, mathematician, and discoverer of many significant algorithms. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Jean FourierKnown for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications of heat transfers and vibrations. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer | |

Johann GaussGerman mathematician and physical scientist referred to as the Prince of Mathematicians. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Johannes KeplerGerman mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

John ConwayMathematician, contributor to the fields of number theory, game theory, and combinatorics, and inventor of Conway's Game of Life. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, and Writer | |

John KemenyHungarian American mathematician, computer scientist and co-developer of the BASIC computer programming language. Category: Manager, Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

John NapierMathematician, physicist, astronomer, and inventor of Napier's bones. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer | |

John NashAmerican mathematician known for Nash equilibrium and Nash embedding theorem. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

John NeumannHelped developed von Neumann architecture. Category: Manager, Mathematician, President, Scientist, and Writer | |

John PastaAmerican computer scientist known for co-originating the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam experiment. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer | |

Kenneth IversonCanadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Klaus SamelsonGerman mathematician, physicist, and computer pioneer in the area of programming language translation. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer | |

Kurt GodelAustrian American logician, mathematician, and philosopher best known for his two incompleteness theorems. Category: Logician, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Laszlo KalmarHungarian mathematician considered the founder of mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. Category: Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer | |

Leonardo Da VinciItalian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor. Category: Engineer, Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Leonid KhachiyanSoviet mathematician who helped advance the field of linear programming. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer | |

Lotfali ZadehMathematician, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of fuzzy mathematics. Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer | |

Louis CouffignalFrench Mathematician and Cybernetics pioneer and author of La cybernétique (1978). Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Malcolm McilroyMathematician, engineer, and programmer known for Unix pipelines and software componentry. Category: Chairman, Editor, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer | |

Mark PinskerRussian mathematician who fields of study included information theory, probability theory and coding theory. Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Maxwell NewmanBritish mathematician and codebreaker and one of the creators of Colossus, the first operational electronic computer. Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Mina ReesAmerican mathematician, and the first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Category: Female, Manager, Mathematician, President, and Writer | |

Neil SloaneBritish-US mathematician known for being the creator of the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Norbert WeinerAmerican mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at MIT and originator of cybernetics. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, and Writer | |

Pafnuty ChebyshevStatistics, mechanics, and analytical geometry. Category: Father, Founder, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Philibert DocagneFrench engineer and mathematician. Category: Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Philip EmeagwaliNigerian-born computer scientist known for his use of a Connection Machine supercomputer. Category: African American, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer | |

Ramon LlullPoet, theologian, mystic, mathematician, logician, and martyr who is referred to as a pioneer of computation theory. Category: Logician, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Rene DescartesFrench philosopher, mathematician, and writer dubbed the father of modern philosophy. Category: Father, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Richard HammingAmerican mathematician and author who invented Hamming codes - computer error-detecting and correcting codes. Category: Founder, Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Robert PrimComputer scientist who developed two different algorithms for finding a minimum spanning tree in a weighted graph. Category: Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Samuel Morland17th century English academic, inventor, spy, diplomat, mathematician, and inventor of adding machines. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Seymour PapertMIT mathematician and educator and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence. Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer | |

Solomon GolombAmerican engineer, mathematician, and professor known for his development of mathematical games. Category: Coined, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, and Writer | |

Stephen CookAmerican-Canadian computer scientist and mathematician and one of the forefathers of computational complexity theory. Category: Father, Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer | |

Stephen KleeneAmerican mathematician and co-founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory. Category: Founder, Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, and Writer | |

Steven BourneBritish computer scientist known for authoring the Bourne shell. Category: Manager, Mathematician, President, Scientist, and Writer | |

Winifred AspreyAmerican mathematician and computer scientist. Category: Female, Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer |