Computer People - K
Below is a listing of computer pioneers, inventors, and other people who have contributed to the computer industry that have a first or last name beginning with the letter 'K'. Clicking on any of the below links will open a biography for that person.
British inventor and businessman and inventor of the digital audio player in 1979.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, and Writer
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
American technology columnist and writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Computer scientist who developed the concept of inverse document frequency (IDF)
Category: Female, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
German inventor, physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who helped develop radio and television.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
German physicist who dealt with applied physics and computer development.
Category: Director, Physicist, and Writer
Audio engineer who has contributed to the audio compression format MPEG Audio Layer 3
Category: Engineer, Father, and Writer
One of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.
Category: Female, Programmer, and Writer
Founder of ISI and developer of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Emeritus professor of Computer Science at Kent State University and former computer architect at Goodyear Aerospace.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
American writer, artist, inventor and researcher in Robotics.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Former Chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Father of the PlayStation.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Father, and Writer
American entrepreneur and Internet commercialization pioneer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Founder and former CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Developer of Unix, B programming language, and Multics.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Co-founder of On-Live System, which later became Sierra On-Line.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
One of the pioneers of the World Wide Web in the United States, started Hawaii's first Web servers
Founder, and executive editor of Wired magazine and former editor and publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Computer security consultant, author, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Hacker, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Former black hat hacker known for his telephone takeover hack to win a Porsche 944 S2 car.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Co-founder of Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
British scientist and professor of cybernetics known for his studies in the field of robotics.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur also known as Kimble
Category: Convict, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Host of an American talk radio program The Kim Komando Show which covers personal computers.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Intel.
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Senior biotech manager and founder of Black Girls Code
Category: African American, Founder, Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
American engineer, programmer, author, entrepreneur, consultant, and founder of Software Intelligence Corporation.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
German mathematician, physicist, and computer pioneer in the area of programming language translation.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer
Developer of the Z1, the first programmable computer.
Category: Father, Programmer, and Writer
Computer scientist who developed SIMULA I and SIMULA-67 - the first object-oriented programming languages.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Austrian American logician, mathematician, and philosopher best known for his two incompleteness theorems
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Innovated the concept of p-n junction isolation used in every circuit element with a guard ring
Category: Inventor and Writer