Computer People - L

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 'L'. Clicking on any of the below links will open a biography for that person.

Lap Hui
Chinese American tech entrepreneur and co-founder of eMachines and Everex.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Larry Constantine
American software engineer and professor at the University of Madeira Portugal.
Category: Engineer, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Larry Ellison
Founder of Oracle.
Category: Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Larry Page
Co-founder of Google.
Category: CEO, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Larry Press
Professor of Information Systems at California State University.
Category: Editor, Manager, Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Larry Roberts
Creator of the ARPANET (predecessor to the modern Internet).
Category: Chairman, Founder, Manager, Programmer, and Writer
Larry Sanger
American online knowledge organizer and co-founder of Wikipedia.
Category: Editor, Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Larry Smarr
Physicist and leader in scientific computing, supercomputer applications, and Internet infrastructure.
Category: Director, Manager, Physicist, Twitter, and Writer
Larry Tesler
American computer scientist and inventor of copy and paste.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Programmer, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Larry Wall
Original developer of Perl.
Category: Manager, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Lars Rasmussen
Danish-born computer scientist, software developer and co-founder of Google Maps.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Laszlo Kalmar
Hungarian mathematician considered the founder of mathematical logic and theoretical computer science.
Category: Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Laszlo Kozma
Hungarian electrical engineer and designer of the first Hungarian digital computer, 1957.
Category: Engineer, Manager, and Writer
Laurence Spitters
American industrialist and investor who co-founded Memorex (1961).
Category: Founder, Investor, Manager, and Writer
Laurie Hendren
Pioneer in the field of compiler and object-oriented programming language analysis.
Category: Manager, Programmer, and Writer
Lawrence Roberts
One of the four fathers of the Internet who help create the ARPANET.
Category: CEO, Director, Father, Manager, and Writer
Lawrence Rowe
Computer scientist and founding director of the Berkeley Multimedia Research Center (BMRC).
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Lee Boysel
American engineer who developed four-phase logic and built first integrated circuit.
Category: Engineer, Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Lee Felsenstein
One of the original founders of the Homebrew computer club.
Category: Editor, Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Lee Forest
American inventor who invented the Audion, a vacuum tube.
Category: Father, Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Lee Mcmahon
American computer scientist best known for his contributions to early versions of the Unix operating system.
Category: Editor, Manager, Scientist, and Writer
Lee Sanghyeok
Professional League of Legends computer game player.
Category: Gamer, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Leo Fantl
Father of business computing responsible for the many advanced payroll applications he helped deliver.
Category: Father, Manager, and Writer
Leo Laporte
American technology broadcaster, author, speaker, and entrepreneur.
Category: Editor, Entrepreneur, Manager, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Leon Bollee
French automobile manufacturer and inventor of one of the first calculators.
Category: Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Leon Chua
Professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at Berkeley and inventor of Chua's circuit.
Category: Inventor, Manager, Professor, and Writer
Leonard Adleman
Widely called the Father of DNA Computing.
Category: Director, Father, Inventor, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Leonard Bosack
Co-founder of Cisco Systems responsible for pioneering the commercialization of local area network (LAN) technology.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Leonard Kleinrock
Developer of packet switching that help create the Internet we know today.
Category: Manager and Writer
Leonard Shustek
Chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum located in Mountain View, California.
Category: Chairman, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, and inventor.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Manager, Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Leonid Khachiyan
Soviet mathematician who helped advance the field of linear programming.
Category: Manager, Mathematician, Programmer, and Writer
Leonid Levin
Soviet-American computer scientist known for his work in randomness in computing and algorithmic complexity.
Category: Manager, Scientist, and Writer
Leslie Berlin
Project historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University and contributing writer for the New York Times.
Category: Female, Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Leslie Comrie
Astronomer and a pioneer in mechanical computation, first to use punched cards.
Category: Manager and Writer
Leslie Lamport
American computer scientist best known as the initial developer of the document preparation system LaTeX.
Category: Manager, Scientist, and Writer
Linus Torvalds
Original developer of Linux.
Category: Hacker, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Lois Haibt
Computer scientist known for being a member of the ten-person team at IBM that developed FORTRAN.
Category: Female, Manager, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Lori Matassa
Senior staff platform software architect in Intel's Embedded and Communications Division.
Category: Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Lorinda Cherry
Computer programmer who worked at Bell Labs as an assembly language programmer.
Category: Female, Manager, Programmer, and Writer
Lotfali Zadeh
Mathematician, computer scientist, artificial intelligence researcher and founder of fuzzy mathematics.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, Mathematician, Professor, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
Lou Montulli
Programmer known for his work in producing web browsers, namely Lynx and Netscape.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Manager, Personality, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Louis Couffignal
French Mathematician and Cybernetics pioneer and author of La cybernétique (1978).
Category: Manager, Mathematician, and Writer
Louis Gerstner
Chairman of the board and chief executive officer of IBM from April 1993 until 2002.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Manager, and Writer
Louis Pouzin
Invented the datagram and designed an early packet communications network.
Category: Coined, Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Louis Ridenour
American physicist instrumental in U.S. development of radar.
Category: Manager, Physicist, President, and Writer
Luanne Johnson
Founded Argonaut Information Systems to sell payroll and accounts payable software in 1971.
Category: Female, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Lydia Kavraki
Greek-American computer scientist known for her work on motion planning and bioinformatics.
Category: Female, Manager, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Lynn Conway
American computer scientist, electrical engineer, and inventor who invented the generalized dynamic instruction handling.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, Manager, President, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Lynn Gref
Technologist and systems engineer, who has done pioneering work in missile systems.
Category: Director, Engineer, Manager, and Writer

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