Professor computer pioneers

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

Alain GlavieuxAlain Glavieux
Co-inventor of codes that helped shape digital communication.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Alexander DouglasAlexander Douglas
Developer of the first graphical computer game, OXO.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Andrew NgAndrew Ng
Associate professor of the Department of Computer Science at Stanford and co-founder of Coursera.
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Andrew TanenbaumAndrew Tanenbaum
American computer scientist best known as the author of MINIX.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Antoni KilinskiAntoni Kilinski
Helped develop the computer science curriculum.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
August DvorakAugust Dvorak
Educational psychologist best known for creating the Dvorak simplified keyboard.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Barry BoehmBarry Boehm
American software engineer known for his many contributions to software engineering.
Category: Director, Engineer, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Ben ShneidermanBen Shneiderman
American computer scientist, and professor for Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Bernhard ThalheimBernhard Thalheim
Computer scientist and professor of Information Systems Engineering known for conceptual modeling and its foundation.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Brian MoriartyBrian Moriarty
American video game developer.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Corrado BohmCorrado Bohm
Computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rome.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Dana ScottDana Scott
Professor of computer science, philosophy, and mathematical logic.
Category: Editor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Daniel FriedmanDaniel Friedman
American computer scientist, author and programming language researcher.
Category: Editor, Manager, Professor, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Daniel MccrackenDaniel Mccracken
American Computer scientist, pioneer, and programmer.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
David NobleDavid Noble
Historian, author, and professor of Social and Political Thought.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
David PattersonDavid Patterson
American computer pioneer who coined and contributed to RISC.
Category: Coined, Manager, President, Professor, and Writer
Dimitri BertsekasDimitri Bertsekas
Applied mathematician and computer scientist known for Convex optimization and Approximate Dynamic Programming.
Category: Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
Father of analysis of algorithms, creator of the TeX computer typesetting system and metafont font.
Category: Father, Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
American author, professor, and cognitive scientist.
Category: Manager, Personality, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Douglas McllroyDouglas Mcllroy
Computer programmer, mathematician and engineer who develops Unix pipelines.
Category: Chairman, Editor, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Edith ClarkeEdith Clarke
Electrical engineer and the first woman employed as an electrical engineer in the United States.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Edmund ClarkeEdmund Clarke
FORE system professor and computer scientist who developed a method for verifying hardware and software designs.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Edward ShortliffeEdward Shortliffe
Canadian-born American physician and computer scientist known for his work in artificial intelligence in medicine.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edward TufteEdward Tufte
American statistician and professor.
Category: Coined, Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Friedrich BauerFriedrich Bauer
Computer scientist known for data structure that helped developed the programming languages ALGOL 58 and ALGOL 60.
Category: Coined, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Gaston GonnetGaston Gonnet
Uruguayan-Canadian computer scientist known for his work with the Maple computer algebra system.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Gene GolubGene Golub
Renowned numerical analyst, professor, and author.
Category: Analyst, Editor, Founder, Manager, President, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
George NeculaGeorge Necula
Best known for his Ph.D. thesis work first describing proof-carrying code.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Gerald EstrinGerald Estrin
UCLA professor who led the development of the WEIZAC, the first large-scale electronic computer outside of the United States.
Category: Engineer, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Gerald WeinbergGerald Weinberg
American computer scientist, author, and teacher.
Category: Founder, Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Gerard SaltonGerard Salton
Was best known for developing Vector Space Model for information retrieval.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Glen CullerGlen Culler
Professor of electrical engineering and early innovator in the development of the Internet.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Gordon BrownGordon Brown
Originated many of the concepts behind automatic-feedback control systems.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Harlan MillsHarlan Mills
Founder of Software Engineering Technology, Inc.
Category: Founder, Manager, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Harry GoodeHarry Goode
American statistician, mathematician, electrical and chemical engineer, professor, and author.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Haskell CurryHaskell Curry
Pioneer of combinatorial logic.
Category: Logician, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Hugh HerrHugh Herr
American biophysicist and designer of specialized prostheses.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Manager, Physicist, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
I Bernard CohenI Bernard Cohen
Professor of the history of science at Harvard and author of numerous books on the history of science and computers.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Igor AleksanderIgor Aleksander
Emeritus professor of Neural System Engineering and Electronics Engineering at Imperial College.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
American author and professor known for his science fiction books.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Jack DennisJack Dennis
Computer scientist and retired MIT professor who help develop the Multics project.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Manager, Professor, Scientist, Writer, and sponsor
James FoleyJames Foley
Co-author of several widely-used textbooks in the field of computer graphics.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Jeffrey UllmanJeffrey Ullman
Computer scientist, author, and professor at Stanford University.
Category: Analyst, Founder, Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jim AspnesJim Aspnes
Professor in Computer Science at Yale University and creator of TinyMUD.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
John BennetJohn Bennet
Australia professor of computer science and the founding president of the Australian Computer Society.
Category: Founder, Manager, President, Professor, and Writer
John ConwayJohn Conway
Mathematician, 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 EulenbergJohn Eulenberg
Professor Emeritus at Michigan State who created Stevie Wonder's first talking and signing computer (1975).
Category: Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
John GustafsonJohn Gustafson
American computer scientist and business man known for his work in High Performance Computing (HPC).
Category: CEO, Director, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
John ImpagliazzoJohn Impagliazzo
Historian, author, and professor of the computing sciences.
Category: Editor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
John OusterhoutJohn Ousterhout
Professor of computer science at University of California where he created Tcl scripting language and Tk platform.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Manager, President, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Joseph WeizenbaumJoseph Weizenbaum
German-American author, professor emeritus of computer science at MIT who helped create MICR and created ELIZA.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Juris HartmanisJuris Hartmanis
Computer scientist, computational theorist, and former professor at Cornell University.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Karen JonesKaren Jones
Computer scientist who developed the concept of IDF (inverse document frequency).
Category: Female, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Ken BatcherKen Batcher
Emeritus professor of Computer Science at Kent State University and former computer architect at Goodyear Aerospace.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Ken GoldbergKen Goldberg
American writer, artist, inventor, and researcher in Robotics.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
British scientist and professor of cybernetics known for his studies in the field of robotics.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Larry ConstantineLarry Constantine
American software engineer and professor at the University of Madeira Portugal.
Category: Engineer, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Larry PressLarry Press
Professor of Information Systems at California State University.
Category: Editor, Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Laszlo KalmarLaszlo Kalmar
Hungarian mathematician considered the founder of mathematical logic and theoretical computer science.
Category: Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Lawrence RoweLawrence Rowe
Computer scientist and founding director of the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC).
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Leon ChuaLeon Chua
Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley and inventor of Chua's circuit.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
Widely referred to as the Father of DNA Computing.
Category: Father, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Lotfali ZadehLotfali Zadeh
Mathematician, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of fuzzy mathematics.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Lydia KavrakiLydia Kavraki
Greek-American computer scientist known for her work on motion planning and bioinformatics.
Category: Female, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Malcolm McilroyMalcolm Mcilroy
Mathematician, engineer, and programmer known for Unix pipelines and software componentry.
Category: Chairman, Editor, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Mark TebbeMark Tebbe
Professor at University of Chicago and co-founder of Answers.com.
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Martin OderskyMartin Odersky
German computer scientist and Professor of programming methods at EPFL in Switzerland who specializes in code analysis.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Norbert WeinerNorbert Weiner
American mathematician and Professor of Mathematics at MIT and originator of cybernetics.
Category: Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Norman NieNorman Nie
American social scientist who invented software that automates data analysis.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Omer ReingoldOmer Reingold
Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley.
Category: Engineer, Manager, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Oren EtzioniOren Etzioni
American entrepreneur, professor and CEO of the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence.
Category: CEO, Coined, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Peter EliasPeter Elias
Pioneer in the field of information theory and coding theory.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Rajeev SangalRajeev Sangal
Professor and author known for his work in processing of human languages in Computational Paninian Grammar (CPG) framework.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Randy PauschRandy Pausch
American professor of computer science and human computer interaction at CMU.
Category: Founder, Manager, President, Professor, and Writer
Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman
American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics.
Category: Manager, Physicist, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Richard HarperRichard Harper
British sociologist and principle researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.
Category: Manager, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Richard MasonRichard Mason
Consultant, and author known for his work in ethics of information and the history of information systems in organizations.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Robert FanoRobert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert GentlemanRobert Gentleman
Canadian statistician known as one of the creators of the R (programming language).
Category: Director, Manager, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert LansdownRobert Lansdown
Computer graphics pioneer and polymath and Professor Emeritus at Middlesex University Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Roger MooreRoger Moore
Professor of spoken language processing in the Speech and Hearing Research Group at the University of Sheffield.
Category: Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Ronald RivestRonald Rivest
American born cryptographer and one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm and the symmetric key encryption algorithms RC2.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Ronald SchaferRonald Schafer
American electrical engineer known for his work with signal processing.
Category: Editor, Engineer, Manager, President, Professor, and Writer
Rosalind PicardRosalind Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Ross IhakaRoss Ihaka
Associate Professor of statistics and one of the creators of the R programming language.
Category: Manager, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Rudolf BayerRudolf Bayer
UB-tree, and the red-black tree.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Savvas ChamberlainSavvas Chamberlain
Inventor, scientist, and professor who invented silicon image sensors.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Sebastian ThrunSebastian Thrun
Founder of Google X, home to projects like the Google self-driving car and Google Glass.
Category: CEO, Founder, Manager, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Sergio VerduSergio Verdu
Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University who teaches and conducts research on Information Theory.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
MIT mathematician and educator and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Shafi GoldwasserShafi Goldwasser
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT.
Category: Female, Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Solomon GolombSolomon Golomb
American engineer, mathematician, and professor known for his development of mathematical games.
Category: Coined, Engineer, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, and Writer
Stephen KecklerStephen Keckler
Senior Director of Architecture Research at NVIDIA who's interested in technology-scalable architectures.
Category: Director, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Steven CoonsSteven Coons
Computer Graphics early pioneer, author, and former Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Stuart MoulthropStuart Moulthrop
Author of hypertext fiction works Victory Garden.
Category: Founder, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Stuart RussellStuart Russell
Innovator in the philosophy and practice of Artificial Intelligence.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Sugata MitraSugata Mitra
Professor at Newcastle University in England known for his Hole in the Wall project.
Category: Manager, Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Susan DumaisSusan Dumais
Principal Researcher in the CLUES (Context, Learning, and User Experience for Search) Group of Microsoft Research.
Category: Female, Manager, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Thomas CoverThomas Cover
Information theorist and professor at Stanford University.
Category: Manager, President, Professor, and Writer
Thomas NicelyThomas Nicely
Publicly disclosed the Pentium FDIV bug.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer
Vern PaxsonVern Paxson
Professor of Computer Science at Berkeley and Internet researcher.
Category: Coined, Manager, Professor, Researcher, and Writer
Wenmei HwuWenmei Hwu
Professor specializing in computer architecture, compiler design, parallel processing and computer microarchitecture.
Category: Chairman, Director, Engineer, Manager, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Wilhelm SchickardWilhelm Schickard
German professor of Hebrew and Astronomy and one of the first to design a direct entry calculating clock in the 17th century.
Category: Manager, Professor, and Writer

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