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 TuringAlan Turing
Developer of the Turing Machine and Turing Test.
Category: Analyst, Founder, Logician, Mathematician, and Scientist
Alexey LyapunovAlexey Lyapunov
Soviet mathematician and pioneer of computer science.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, and Programmer
Alonzo ChurchAlonzo Church
Founder of theoretical computer science
Category: Founder, Logician, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Antonin SvobodaAntonin Svoboda
Computer scientist, engineer, and researcher credited for fault-tolerant computer systems.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Arthur BurksArthur Burks
Mathematician who helped design the ENIAC.
Category: Mathematician
Bernard GallerBernard Galler
American mathematician and computer scientist who worked in developing large-scale operating systems and computer languages.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, and Scientist
Bill GosperBill Gosper
American mathematician and programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Richard Greenblatt.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Mathematician, and Programmer
Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal
Mathematician, writer, child prodigy, and inventor of the Pascaline.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
Father of information theory.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Cleve MolerCleve Moler
American computer programmer and inventor of MATLAB.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
David HilbertDavid Hilbert
German mathematician known for discovering invariant theory and the axiomatization of geometry.
Category: Founder and Mathematician
David YoungDavid Young
American computer scientist and mathematician.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Derrick LehmerDerrick Lehmer
American mathematician.
Category: Mathematician
Dimitri BertsekasDimitri Bertsekas
Applied mathematician and computer scientist known for Convex optimization and Approximate Dynamic Programming.
Category: Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Douglas McllroyDouglas Mcllroy
Computer programmer, mathematician and engineer who develops Unix pipelines.
Category: Chairman, Editor, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, and Programmer
Edmund BerkeleyEdmund Berkeley
Co-founder of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edmund GunterEdmund Gunter
English mathematician known for inventing Gunter's Scale and the first successful analog device.
Category: Inventor and Mathematician
Emil PostEmil Post
Short biography of Emil Post who was a well known mathematician and logician.
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
George BooleGeorge Boole
Mathematician, logician, and inventor of what is now known as Boolean logic.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Georg OhmGeorg Ohm
German physicist and mathematician best known for Ohm's law.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
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
Gertrude BlanchGertrude Blanch
American mathematician who did pioneering work in numerical analysis and computation.
Category: Director, Female, Mathematician, and Writer
Gottfried LeibnizGottfried Leibniz
German mathematician and philosopher and most prolific inventors of mechanical calculators.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Harry GoodeHarry Goode
American statistician, mathematician, electrical and chemical engineer, professor, and author.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Haskell CurryHaskell Curry
Pioneer of combinatorial logic
Category: Logician, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Henry BriggsHenry Briggs
English mathematician known for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Herman GoldstineHerman Goldstine
Mathematician and computer scientist who helped develop the ENIAC.
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton
English mathematician and physicist known for Universal gravitation and Calculus.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
James WilkinsonJames Wilkinson
English scientist, mathematician, and discoverer of many significant algorithms.
Category: Mathematician and Scientist
Jean FourierJean Fourier
French mathematician and physicist best known for initiating the investigation of Fourier series and their applications of problems of heat transfers and vibrations.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler
German mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Johann GaussJohann Gauss
German mathematician and physical scientist referred to as
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
John KemenyJohn Kemeny
Hungarian American mathematician, computer scientist and co-developer of the BASIC computer programming language.
Category: Mathematician, President, Programmer, and Scientist
John NapierJohn Napier
Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and inventor of "Napier's bones."
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, and Writer
John NashJohn Nash
American mathematician known for Nash equilibrium and Nash embedding theorem.
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
John NeumannJohn Neumann
Helped developed von Neumann architecture.
Category: Mathematician, President, Scientist, and Writer
John PastaJohn Pasta
American computer scientist known for co-originating the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam experiment.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Kenneth IversonKenneth Iverson
Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Klaus SamelsonKlaus Samelson
German mathematician, physicist, and computer pioneer in the area of programming language translation.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer
Kurt GodelKurt Godel
Austrian American logician, mathematician, and philosopher best known for his two incompleteness theorems
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Laszlo KalmarLaszlo Kalmar
Hungarian mathematician considered the founder of mathematical logic and theoretical computer science.
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Professor, and Programmer
Leonardo Da VinciLeonardo Da Vinci
Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Leonid KhachiyanLeonid Khachiyan
Soviet mathematician who helped advance the field of linear programming.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, and Scientist
Lotfali ZadehLotfali Zadeh
Mathematician, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of fuzzy mathematics.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Louis CouffignalLouis Couffignal
French Mathematician and Cybernetics pioneer and author of La cybern├ętique (1978)
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Malcolm McilroyMalcolm Mcilroy
Mathematician, engineer, and programmer known for Unix pipelines and software componentry.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, and Programmer
Mark PinskerMark Pinsker
Russian mathematician who fields of study included information theory, probability theory and coding theory.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Maxwell NewmanMaxwell Newman
British mathematician and codebreaker and one of the creators of Colossus, the first operational electronic computer.
Category: Mathematician
Mina ReesMina Rees
American mathematician and first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Category: Female, Mathematician, President, and Writer
Neil SloaneNeil Sloane
British-US mathematician known for being the creator of the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Norbert WeinerNorbert Weiner
American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at MIT and originator of cybernetics
Category: Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Pafnuty ChebyshevPafnuty Chebyshev
Statistics, mechanics, and analytical geometry.
Category: Father, Founder, Mathematician, and Writer
Philibert DocagnePhilibert Docagne
French engineer and mathematician.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, and Writer
Philip EmeagwaliPhilip Emeagwali
Nigerian-born computer scientist known for his use of a Connection Machine supercomputer.
Category: African American, Engineer, Mathematician, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Ramon LlullRamon Llull
Poet, theologian, mystic, mathematician, logician, and martyr who is referred to as a pioneer of computation theory.
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Rene DescartesRene Descartes
French philosopher, mathematician, and writer dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy'
Category: Father, Mathematician, and Writer
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
Robert PrimRobert Prim
American mathematician and computer scientist who developed two different algorithms for finding a minimum spanning tree in a weighted graph
Category: Mathematician and Scientist
Samuel MorlandSamuel Morland
17th century English academic, inventor, spy, diplomat, mathematician, and inventor of adding machines.
Category: Inventor and Mathematician
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
MIT mathematician and educator and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Solomon GolombSolomon Golomb
American engineer, mathematician, and professor known for his development of mathematical games.
Category: Coined, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, and Writer
Stephen CookStephen Cook
American-Canadian computer scientist and mathematician and one of the forefathers of computational complexity theory.
Category: Father, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Stephen KleeneStephen Kleene
American mathematician and co-founder of the branch of mathematical logic known as recursion theory.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Mathematician, and Writer
Winifred AspreyWinifred Asprey
American mathematician and computer scientist.
Category: Female, Mathematician, and Scientist

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