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.

Kane Kramer
British inventor and businessman and inventor of the digital audio player in 1979.
Category: Chairman, Inventor, and Writer
Kapali 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
Kara Swisher
American technology columnist and writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Category: Editor, Female, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Karen Jones
Computer scientist who developed the concept of inverse document frequency (IDF)
Category: Female, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Karl Braun
German inventor, physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics, who helped develop radio and television.
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Karl Ganzhorn
German physicist who dealt with applied physics and computer development.
Category: Director, Physicist, and Writer
Karlheinz Brandenburg
Audio engineer who has contributed to the audio compression format MPEG Audio Layer 3
Category: Engineer, Father, and Writer
Kathleen Antonelli
One of the six original programmers of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer.
Category: Female, Programmer, and Writer
Keith Uncapher
Founder of ISI and developer of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Ken Batcher
Emeritus professor of Computer Science at Kent State University and former computer architect at Goodyear Aerospace.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Ken Goldberg
American writer, artist, inventor and researcher in Robotics.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Ken Kutaragi
Former Chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Father of the PlayStation.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Father, and Writer
Ken Mccarthy
American entrepreneur and Internet commercialization pioneer.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Ken Olsen
Founder and former CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Ken Thompson
Developer of Unix, B programming language, and Multics.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Ken Williams
Co-founder of On-Live System, which later became Sierra On-Line.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Kenneth Iverson
Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962
Category: Mathematician, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Kevin Hughes
One of the pioneers of the World Wide Web in the United States, started Hawaii's first Web servers
Category: Writer
Kevin Kelly
Founder, and executive editor of Wired magazine and former editor and publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin Mitnick
Computer security consultant, author, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Hacker, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin Poulsen
Former black hat hacker known for his telephone takeover hack to win a Porsche 944 S2 car.
Category: Editor, Hacker, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin Rose
Co-founder of Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kevin Systrom
American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Kevin Warwick
British scientist and professor of cybernetics known for his studies in the field of robotics.
Category: Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Kim Dotcom
German-Finnish Internet entrepreneur also known as Kimble
Category: Convict, Entrepreneur, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Kim Komando
Host of an American talk radio program The Kim Komando Show which covers personal computers.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Kim Stevenson
Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Intel.
Category: President, Twitter, and Writer
Kimberly Bryant
Senior biotech manager and founder of Black Girls Code
Category: African American, Founder, Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Kirk Lafler
American engineer, programmer, author, entrepreneur, consultant, and founder of Software Intelligence Corporation.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Klaus Samelson
German mathematician, physicist, and computer pioneer in the area of programming language translation.
Category: Mathematician, Physicist, Programmer, and Writer
Konrad Zuse
Developer of the Z1, the first programmable computer.
Category: Father, Programmer, and Writer
Kristen Nygaard
Computer scientist who developed SIMULA I and SIMULA-67 - the first object-oriented programming languages.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Kurt Godel
Austrian American logician, mathematician, and philosopher best known for his two incompleteness theorems
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Kurt Lehovec
Innovated the concept of p-n junction isolation used in every circuit element with a guard ring
Category: Inventor and Writer

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