Scientist computer pioneers

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

Abraham LempelAbraham Lempel
Father of LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms.
Category: Father, Scientist, and Writer
Adele GoldbergAdele Goldberg
Computer scientist who helped develop Smalltalk.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Al AlcornAl Alcorn
American pioneering engineer and computer scientist Known for designing the first significant video arcade game: Pong
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Alain ColmerauerAlain Colmerauer
One of the earliest linguistic formalisms used in the development of the TAUM-METEO machine.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Alan KotokAlan Kotok
Computer scientist, hacker, and developer.
Category: Hacker, Scientist, and Writer
Alan PerlisAlan Perlis
Well known and respected computer scientist known for his work with computer programming languages.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Alan TuringAlan Turing
Developer of the Turing Machine and Turing Test.
Category: Analyst, Father, Logician, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Alexander BrudnoAlexander Brudno
Computer scientist who discovered the alpha-beta algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Alexander FraserAlexander Fraser
British-American computer scientist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell
Inventor, engineer, and innovator best known for inventing the telephone.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Alfred AhoAlfred Aho
Canadian computer scientist and author known for the Aho-Corasick string matching algorithm.
Category: President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
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
Amir PnueliAmir Pnueli
Respected computer scientist who focused on temporal logic and model checking.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Anatoliy MorozovAnatoliy Morozov
Ukrainian scientist in the field of cybernetics and Chief Designer of the RADA system
Category: Scientist and Writer
Andreas RaabAndreas Raab
German computer scientist who developed new concepts and applications in 3D graphics and Key contributor to the Squeak platform
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Andrew BoothAndrew Booth
Inventor of Booth's multiplication algorithm that led to the invention of drum memory.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Andrew Chi-chih YaoAndrew Chi-chih Yao
Computer scientist and computational theorist who created Yao's Principle.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Andrew TanenbaumAndrew Tanenbaum
American computer scientist best known as the author of MINIX.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Andy HertzfeldAndy Hertzfeld
One of the original Apple Macintosh developers.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Antonin SvobodaAntonin Svoboda
Computer scientist, engineer, and researcher credited for fault-tolerant computer systems.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Barbara LiskovBarbara Liskov
First women in the United States to be awarded a Ph.D. from a computer science department.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Barbara SimonsBarbara Simons
American computer scientist and former president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Category: Director, Female, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Barry LeibaBarry Leiba
Developer at IBM Research that helped develop Spam Guru and is involved with the IETF.
Category: Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Bashir RameyevBashir Rameyev
Soviet inventor and scientist and one of the founders of Soviet computing.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Ben ShneidermanBen Shneiderman
And professor for Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Category: Professor, 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 GallerBernard Galler
American mathematician and computer scientist who worked in developing large-scale operating systems and computer languages.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Bernhard ThalheimBernhard Thalheim
Computer Scientist and Professor of Information Systems Engineering Known for Conceptual Modeling and its Theoretical Foundation
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Bjarne StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
Computer scientist, known as the creator of the C++ computer programming language.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Bob KahnBob Kahn
Internet pioneer, engineer, and computer scientist who helped develop TCP/IP.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, President, Scientist, and Writer
Bob WallaceBob Wallace
American computer scientist, software pioneer and Microsoft's ninth employee.
Category: Director, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Borje LangeforsBorje Langefors
Swedish engineer and computer scientist who made systems development a science.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Brian KernighanBrian Kernighan
Canadian computer scientist who coined the term Unix and helped with the development of Unix, AWK, and AMPL.
Category: Coined, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Butler LampsonButler Lampson
Computer scientist who help with the development of the first personal computer.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles BachmanCharles Bachman
Computer scientist known for his work in computer databases.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles HoareCharles Hoare
Computer scientist who developed the Quicksort algorithm.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Charles StanhopeCharles Stanhope
Scientist and inventor of the printing press.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Charles WeissCharles Weiss
American computer scientist and software designer and one of the first employees of Oracle.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Christopher StracheyChristopher Strachey
British scientist known for CPL and Fundamental Concepts in Programming Languages.
Category: Coined, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cleve MolerCleve Moler
American computer programmer and inventor of MATLAB.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Corrado BohmCorrado Bohm
Computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rome.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cuthbert HurdCuthbert Hurd
Computer scientist who helped IBM develop the first general-purpose computer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cyril CleverdonCyril Cleverdon
British librarian and computer scientist who is best known for his work on the evaluation of information retrieval systems.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Dabbala ReddyDabbala Reddy
Indian American computer scientist and artificial intelligent pioneer.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Dan KaminskyDan Kaminsky
American security researcher and chief scientist of White Ops.
Category: Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Dana UleryDana Ulery
Pioneer in scientific computing applications and first woman engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Category: Engineer, Female, Scientist, and Writer
Danese CooperDanese Cooper
Open source diva and American computer programmer.
Category: Director, Female, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Daniel FriedmanDaniel Friedman
American computer scientist, author and programming language researcher.
Category: Editor, Professor, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Daniel MccrackenDaniel Mccracken
American Computer scientist, pioneer, and programmer.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Danny CohenDanny Cohen
Internet pioneer and network specialist who Designed the first real-time visual flight simulator.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Personality, Scientist, and Writer
David BaileyDavid Bailey
Senior scientist of Computational Research Dept. at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Category: Scientist 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 FerrucciDavid Ferrucci
American Computer Scientist who led the IBM team in the development of Watson the
Category: Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
David WheelerDavid Wheeler
First computer scientist who completed a PhD in computer science.
Category: Scientist and Writer
David YoungDavid Young
American computer scientist and mathematician.
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
British artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, computer game designer and gamer.
Category: Founder, Gamer, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Dimitri BertsekasDimitri Bertsekas
Applied mathematician and computer scientist known for Convex optimization and Approximate Dynamic Programming.
Category: Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Don LibesDon Libes
Computer scientist at NIST and creator of STEP and Expect software programs.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Don SymeDon Syme
Australian born computer scientist and creator of the F# programming language.
Category: Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Donald BitzerDonald Bitzer
American electrical engineer and computer scientist and Father of PLATO.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Donald ChamberlinDonald Chamberlin
American computer scientist known for SQL.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Donald DaviesDonald Davies
Welsh computer scientist known for helping to invent packet switching.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
Father of analysis of algorithms, creator of the TeX computer typesetting system and metafont font.
Category: Father, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Donald ShellDonald Shell
American computer scientist and creator of the Shell sort sorting algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
American author, professor and cognitive scientist.
Category: Professor, Scientist, 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
Edgar CoddEdgar Codd
English computer scientist and inventor of the relational model for database management.
Category: Analyst, Coined, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Edmund BerkeleyEdmund Berkeley
Co-founder of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Category: Founder, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edmund ClarkeEdmund Clarke
FORE system professor and computer scientist who developed a method for verifying hardware and software designs.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Edsger DijkstraEdsger Dijkstra
Developer of ALGOL and the shortest path algorithm.
Category: Editor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edward FeigenbaumEdward Feigenbaum
Father of expert systems.
Category: Father, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Edward ShortliffeEdward Shortliffe
Canadian-born American physician and computer scientist known for his work in artificial intelligence in medicine.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Edwin BelinEdwin Belin
English scientist and one of the early inventors of television.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
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, Scientist, and Writer
Elizabeth FeinlerElizabeth Feinler
American information scientist and former director of the Network Information Systems Center
Category: Director, Female, Scientist, and Writer
Enid MumfordEnid Mumford
British social scientist and computer scientist known for her work on human factors..
Category: Female, Scientist, and Writer
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
Fernando CorbatoFernando Corbato
Computer scientist and pioneer of time-sharing operating systems that helped inspire Unix and other operating systems.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Frances AllenFrances Allen
American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Francis BaconFrancis Bacon
Scientist, statesman, jurist, author, orator, and Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Frederick BrooksFrederick Brooks
Software engineer and computer scientist known for managing the development of IBM's System/360.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Friedrich BauerFriedrich Bauer
Computer scientist known for data structure that helped developed the programming languages ALGOL 58 and ALGOL 60.
Category: Coined, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
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, Scientist, and Writer
Gary McgrawGary Mcgraw
American computer scientist and Internet technology author.
Category: Personality, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Gaston GonnetGaston Gonnet
Uruguayan-Canadian computer scientist known for his work with the Maple computer algebra system.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Georg OhmGeorg Ohm
German physicist and mathematician best known for Ohm's law.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
George DantzigGeorge Dantzig
Mathematical scientist best known for linear programming.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
George NeculaGeorge Necula
Best known for his Ph.D. thesis work first describing proof-carrying code.
Category: Professor, Programmer, 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
Gerald WeinbergGerald Weinberg
American computer scientist, author, and teacher.
Category: Founder, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Gerard SaltonGerard Salton
Was best known for developing Vector Space Model for information retrieval.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Glenn RicartGlenn Ricart
Computer scientist who help create the original Internet (ARPANET).
Category: Scientist 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, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Grady BoochGrady Booch
American software engineer known for developing Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Category: Engineer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Greg ChessonGreg Chesson
American computer scientist and UNIX expert known as the godfather of Networking.
Category: Engineer, Father, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Guy SteeleGuy Steele
Often referred to as The Great Quux.
Category: Hacker, Programmer, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Harald AlvestrandHarald Alvestrand
Norwegian computer scientist and author of several important RFCs.
Category: Chairman, Editor, Scientist, and Writer
Harold CohenHarold Cohen
Painter, scholar, artist, and computer scientist who created AARON.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Harry GoodeHarry Goode
American statistician, mathematician, electrical and chemical engineer, professor, and author.
Category: Chairman, Engineer, Mathematician, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Helmut SchreyerHelmut Schreyer
German inventor, electrical engineer, and computer scientist known for his work on the Z3.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Herbert FreemanHerbert Freeman
Computer scientist who made contributions to computer graphics.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Herbert GroschHerbert Grosch
Computer scientist best known for Grosch's law, which states economy is as the square root of the speed.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
Pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence.
Category: Scientist 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
Ivan SutherlandIvan Sutherland
Inventor of the Sketchpad and co-founder of Evans and Sutherland.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jack DennisJack Dennis
Computer scientist and retired MIT professor who help develop the Multics project.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Professor, Scientist, Writer, and sponsor
Jacob ZivJacob Ziv
Israeli computer scientist who developed the LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms.
Category: Scientist and Writer
James ClarkJames Clark
American entrepreneur and founder of Netscape and Silicon Graphics.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
James GoslingJames Gosling
Father of the Java programming language.
Category: Father, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
James GrayJames Gray
Scientist best known his transaction processing research and technical leadership in system implementation.
Category: Scientist and Writer
James ThomasJames Thomas
Computer scientist, visionary, and research and development leader in the field of computer graphics.
Category: Scientist and Writer
James WilkinsonJames Wilkinson
English scientist, mathematician, and discoverer of many significant algorithms.
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
American computer scientist, composer, visual artist, and author.
Category: Composer, Scientist, and Writer
Jay ForresterJay Forrester
Computer engineer who developed the aircraft flight simulator which later evolved to become the Whirlwind digital computer.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Jean IchbiahJean Ichbiah
Designed the keyboard layout of FITALY.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Jean SammetJean Sammet
American computer scientist who developed the FORMAC programming language.
Category: Engineer, Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jeffrey UllmanJeffrey Ullman
Computer scientist, author and professor at Stanford University.
Category: Analyst, Founder, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Jim EllisJim Ellis
Computer scientist who help create Usenet.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Johann GaussJohann Gauss
German mathematician and physical scientist referred to as
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
John BackusJohn Backus
Directory of the team that created the first high-level programming language (FORTRAN)
Category: Director, Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
John BairdJohn Baird
Scottish engineer who invented the world's first mechanical television.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
John CockeJohn Cocke
Father of RISC architecture.
Category: Father, Inventor, Scientist, 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 HopcroftJohn Hopcroft
American theoretical computer scientist known for his textbooks on theory of computation.
Category: Scientist and Writer
John KemenyJohn Kemeny
Hungarian American mathematician, computer scientist and co-developer of the BASIC computer programming language.
Category: Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
John MccarthyJohn Mccarthy
American computer scientist who coined the term artificial intelligence (AI) and created Lisp.
Category: Coined, Programmer, Scientist, 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
John ShochJohn Shoch
American computer scientist who helped develop PUP, an important predecessor of TCP/IP.
Category: Investor, Scientist, and Writer
John WarnockJohn Warnock
Co-founder of Adobe.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Jonathan PostelJonathan Postel
American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet.
Category: Editor, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph CanionJoseph Canion
American computer scientist and co-founder of Compaq Computer Corporation
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph HenryJoseph Henry
American scientist who discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Joseph LickliderJoseph Licklider
Computer scientist who created the idea of a universal network, which led to invention of ARPANET and the Internet.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Joyce ReynoldsJoyce Reynolds
Computer scientist who helped develop Internet protocols.
Category: Editor, Female, Scientist, and Writer
Juris HartmanisJuris Hartmanis
Computer scientist, computational theorist, and former professor at Cornell University.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Justin RattnerJustin Rattner
Corporate Vice President, chief technology officer (CTO) and director of Intel Labs
Category: Director, President, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
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, Scientist, and Writer
Karen JonesKaren Jones
Computer scientist who developed the concept of inverse document frequency (IDF)
Category: Female, Professor, 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
Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick
British scientist and professor of cybernetics known for his studies in the field of robotics.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Kristen NygaardKristen Nygaard
Computer scientist who developed SIMULA I and SIMULA-67 - the first object-oriented programming languages.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Larry TeslerLarry Tesler
American computer scientist and inventor of Copy and Paste.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Lars RasmussenLars Rasmussen
Danish-born computer scientist, software developer and co-founder of Google Maps.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Lawrence RoweLawrence Rowe
Computer scientist and Founding director of the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC)
Category: Director, Founder, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Lee McmahonLee Mcmahon
American computer scientist best known for his contributions to early versions of the Unix operating system.
Category: Editor, Scientist, 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
Leonid LevinLeonid Levin
Soviet-American computer scientist known for his work in randomness in computing and algorithmic complexity.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Leslie LamportLeslie Lamport
American computer scientist best known as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Lois HaibtLois Haibt
Computer scientist known for being a member of the ten-person team at IBM that developed FORTRAN.
Category: Female, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Lotfali ZadehLotfali Zadeh
Mathematician, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of fuzzy mathematics.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Lydia KavrakiLydia Kavraki
Greek-American computer scientist known for her work on motion planning and bioinformatics.
Category: Female, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Lynn ConwayLynn Conway
American computer scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor who invented the generalized dynamic instruction handling.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, President, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Manuel BlumManuel Blum
Computer scientist known for his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Martin Campbell-kellyMartin Campbell-kelly
English computer scientist who writes about computer history.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Martin OderskyMartin Odersky
German computer scientist and Professor of programming methods at EPFL in Switzerland who Specializes in code analysis.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and AI specialist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Mary JepsenMary Jepsen
Leader of the Display Division at Google X Lab and co-founder of One Laptop per Child.
Category: Female, Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Maurice WilkesMaurice Wilkes
British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing specifically microcomputing.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Michael FaradayMichael Faraday
English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Michael HawleyMichael Hawley
Educator, scientist, artist, and researcher working in the field of digital media.
Category: Director, Founder, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Michael MuussMichael Muuss
Author of the freeware network tool ping which has been implemented on a large number of operating systems
Category: Hacker, Scientist, and Writer
Michael RabinMichael Rabin
Israeli computer scientist known for the Miller-Rabin primality test.
Category: Scientist 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
Michael StonebrakerMichael Stonebraker
Computer scientist widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in database technology.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Mike BergmanMike Bergman
Web Scientist and 'deep web' researcher.
Category: CEO, Editor, Founder, Manager, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Mike LeskMike Lesk
Computer scientist who worked with the SMART Information Retrieval System.
Category: Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Mikhail DonskoyMikhail Donskoy
Soviet and Russian computer scientist known as a developer of a chess program, Kaissa.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Morgan SparksMorgan Sparks
American scientist and engineer who helped develop the microwatt bipolar junction transistor.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Nathaniel BorensteinNathaniel Borenstein
American computer scientist and one of the original designers of the MIME protocol
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Nicholas MetropolisNicholas Metropolis
Greek American physicist and on of the scientists during the Manhattan Project.
Category: Physicist, Scientist, and Writer
Niklaus WirthNiklaus Wirth
Computer scientist who programmed the Pascal language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla
Inventor of alternating current (AC) and other inventions.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Nikolay BrusentsovNikolay Brusentsov
Russian computer scientist known for building a ternary computer, Setun..
Category: Scientist and Writer
Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky
Linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and historian.
Category: Father, President, Scientist, and Writer
Norman AbramsonNorman Abramson
American computer scientist known for developing the ALOHAnet system for wireless communication.
Category: Engineer, 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
Ole-johan DahlOle-johan Dahl
Norwegian computer scientist considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming
Category: Father, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Paul CressPaul Cress
Canadian computer scientist who led a team of programmers developing Fortran language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Paul KingPaul King
Australian software developer, scientist, and entrepreneur.
Category: Entrepreneur, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Paul MockapetrisPaul Mockapetris
American Internet pioneer and computer scientist and creator of the Internet Domain Name System.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Per HansenPer Hansen
Danish-American computer scientist known for concurrent programming theory.
Category: Coined, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Peter BentleyPeter Bentley
British author and computer scientist and contributing editor for WIRED UK magazine.
Category: Editor, Personality, Scientist, and Writer
Peter ChenPeter Chen
American computer scientist known for development of the Entity-Relationship Model.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Peter DenningPeter Denning
American computer scientist and writer known for his pioneering work in virtual memory.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Peter KirsteinPeter Kirstein
British computer scientist who played a role in the creation of the Internet.
Category: Scientist and Writer
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 NorvigPeter Norvig
Pioneer of Information Processing and Artificial Intelligence.
Category: Director, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Peter SamsonPeter Samson
American computer scientist known for creating pioneering computer software.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Peter WeinbergerPeter Weinberger
Computer scientist who helped write the AWK programming language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, 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
Quentin StaffordfraserQuentin Staffordfraser
British computer scientist who helped create the first webcam.
Category: Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Ralph GriswoldRalph Griswold
American computer scientist noted for his research into high-level programming languages and symbolic computation.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Ramakrishnan SrikantRamakrishnan Srikant
Research scientist at Google with interest in data mining.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Raymond BoyceRaymond Boyce
American computer scientist known for co-developing SQL database language.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Reed HastingsReed Hastings
Computer scientist, entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Netflix.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Richard CrandallRichard Crandall
Chief Scientist at NeXT Inc. and Apple's Chief Cryptographer
Category: Physicist, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman
American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics
Category: Physicist, Professor, Scientist, 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
Richard KarpRichard Karp
Computer scientist and computational theorist known for his research in the theory of algorithms.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Richard LyonRichard Lyon
American scientist known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Richard StearnsRichard Stearns
Computer scientist who established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert CailliauRobert Cailliau
Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who helped develop the World Wide Web.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Robert EverettRobert Everett
Named the MIT Whirlwind Project in 1945.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert FanoRobert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert FloydRobert Floyd
Computer scientist who designed the Floyd-Warshall algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert MorrisRobert Morris
Best known for creating the Morris Worm, the first Internet worm.
Category: Convict, Father, Founder, 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, Scientist, and Writer
Robert TarjanRobert Tarjan
American computer scientist who discovered several graph algorithms.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Robin MilnerRobin Milner
British computer scientist who developed LCF, one of the first tools for automated theorem proving.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Roger HuiRoger Hui
Computer scientist and Co-developer of the J Programming Language and recipient of the Kenneth E. Iverson Award
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Roger NeedhamRoger Needham
Computer scientist known for the BAN logic and Tiny Encryption algorithm.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Ronald StamperRonald Stamper
British computer scientist Known for his work in Organisational semiotics and as creator of the MEASUR methodology.
Category: Scientist 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, Scientist, and Writer
Savvas ChamberlainSavvas Chamberlain
Inventor, scientist and professor who invented silicon image sensors.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Scott FahlmanScott Fahlman
First person to use a smiley emoticon.
Category: 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, Professor, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
MIT mathematician and educator and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence.
Category: Inventor, Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Simon PhippsSimon Phipps
And open source advocate and founder of IBM's Java Technology Center.
Category: CEO, Founder, President, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Stanley FrankelStanley Frankel
American computer scientist who designed the LGP-30 single-user desk computer in 1956.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Stanley GillStanley Gill
British computer scientist known for inventing the first computer subroutine.
Category: Inventor, President, Scientist, 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 RobertsonStephen Robertson
British computer scientist known for work on information retrieval and inverse document frequency.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Stephen WolframStephen Wolfram
Founder of Wolfram|Alpha.
Category: Founder, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Steve KirschSteve Kirsch
American computer scientist and entrepreneur known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Steve RussellSteve Russell
Computer scientist who helped create Spacewar! one of the earliest videogames.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Steven BourneSteven Bourne
British computer scientist known for authoring the Bourne shell.
Category: President, Scientist, and Writer
Stuart CheshireStuart Cheshire
Senior Scientist at Apple Computer and author of Mac multi-player game Bolo who Pioneered Zeroconf networking
Category: Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Sugata MitraSugata Mitra
Professor at Newcastle University in England known for his
Category: Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Thomas KurtzThomas Kurtz
Co-developer of the BASIC computer programming language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Thomas LaneThomas Lane
Computer Scientist and Open source software advocate.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Tim RoughgardenTim Roughgarden
Computer scientist interested in analysis, design, applications of algorithms and game theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Tito BurattiniTito Burattini
Scientist, architect, Egyptologist, instrument-maker, traveller, engineer, and creator of the calculating machine.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Trevor PearceyTrevor Pearcey
British-born Australian computer scientist who developed CSIRAC computer.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Valentin TurchinValentin Turchin
Soviet and American computer scientist and cybernetician who developed the Refal programming language.
Category: Father, Founder, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Vint CerfVint Cerf
Father of the Internet.
Category: Father, Founder, Personality, President, Scientist, and Writer
Vladimir LevenshteinVladimir Levenshtein
Russian scientist Known for the Levenshtein algorithm, and the Levenshtein distance.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Wen ChowWen Chow
Chinese-born American digital computer pioneer and missile guidance scientist who pioneered the use of digital computers.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Werner BuchholzWerner Buchholz
American computer scientist who coined the term byte for a unit of digital information.
Category: Coined, Scientist, and Writer
Willem PoelWillem Poel
Testudo, PTERA, and the ZERO computers
Category: Scientist and Writer
William InmonWilliam Inmon
American computer scientist Often referred to as the father of the data warehouse.
Category: Coined, Father, Scientist, and Writer
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
Winifred AspreyWinifred Asprey
American mathematician and computer scientist.
Category: Female, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Yukihiro MatsumotoYukihiro Matsumoto
Japanese computer scientist and software programmer known as the lead designer of the Ruby programming language.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer

Computer Pioneers