Computer People - M
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 'M'. Clicking on any of the below links will open a biography for that person.
Ukrainian hacker and top online seller of stolen credit card information.
Category: Convict and Hacker
Mathematician, engineer, and programmer known for Unix pipelines and software componentry.
Category: Engineer, Mathematician, and Programmer
Computer scientist known for his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory.
Founder of the Gavilan Computer Corporation which developed one of the first portable laptop computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, and Founder
Short biography of Marc Andreessen the co-author of mosaic the first widely used web browser.
Category: Director, Founder, and Writer
Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Coined, President, and Writer
CEO of Broadband Mechanics and previously founder of MacroMind, the company that became Macromedia.
Category: CEO, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Creator and originator of the Red Hat brand of software who was involved in the 86open project in the mid-90s.
One of the inventors of the computer microprocessor.
American software developer known for being Microsoft's first salaried employee.
Former Google Vice President of Location and Local Services and now Yahoo CEO.
Category: CEO, Engineer, Female, President, and Twitter
Infosec expert, computer programmer, cryptographer, and hacker.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, and Programmer
American software engineer and game developer.
Category: Engineer and Founder
Which he invented in 1985.
Category: Father, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
American businessman, entrepreneur, investor and owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Lead team inventor of the ISA BUS at IBM and helped the development of the computer keyboard.
Category: African American, Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Co-president, director, and board member of Oracle Corporation.
Category: Chairman, Director, and President
American entrepreneur, computer programmer, inventor, writer, and Director of Engineering at Veracode.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, Inventor, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
American programmer who has been involved in developing and popularizing a number of Internet technologies
Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Twitter
Russian mathematician who fields of study included information theory, probability theory and coding theory.
Category: Mathematician and Writer
Professor at University of Chicago and co-founder of Answers.com
Category: Chairman, Director, Entrepreneur, Founder, and Professor
Coordinator of GRASS GIS and promoter of Free Software GIS development.
Category: Founder and Writer
Developer of the game Minecraft.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Co-creator of Facebook.
Category: Entrepreneur and Programmer
One of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer
Category: Female and Programmer
American video producer, tech-reviewer, and YouTube star.
Category: African American, Personality, and Twitter
Network protocol and software engineer who has contributed to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Category: Engineer and Writer
English businesswoman and charity trustee best known for co-founding latminute.com.
Category: Female, Founder, and Twitter
English computer scientist who writes about computer history.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Start of what we know as the Cell phone today.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Twitter
Pioneer in the development of the commercial software industry.
Category: Father and Manager
Co-creator of one of the earliest digital computer games, Spacewar.
American cryptologist best known for his invention of public key cryptography.
Category: Inventor and Writer
German computer scientist and Professor of programming methods at EPFL in Switzerland who Specializes in code analysis.
Category: Professor, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Cognitive scientist, philosopher, and AI specialist.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Published the first paper on video game aesthetics.
Writer for the tech industry, including ZDNet and frequent quest on radio, TV, and podcasts.
Category: Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Leader of the Display Division at Google X Lab and co-founder of One Laptop per Child.
Category: Female, Founder, Scientist, and Twitter
First American woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science.
Category: Female and Founder
One of the designers of the world's first microprocessor, the Intel 4004
Media innovator, and Senior writer with WIRED Magazine.
Category: Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
American software engineer and head of the Webspam team at Google.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Twitter
American online social media entrepreneur and founding developer of WordPress.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing specifically microcomputing.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
American IT manager considered the
Category: Chairman, Father, and Manager
American art collector, venture capitalist, philanthropist, and computer technology pioneer with Packard Bell.
Former computer security consultant and convicted online hacker.
British mathematician and codebreaker and one of the creators of Colossus, the first operational electronic computer.
Vice president, Google[x] at Google and former vice president of business development.
Category: CEO, Personality, President, and Twitter
American business executive and president of Hewlett-Packard.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Female, President, Twitter, and Writer
American Venture Capitalist and writer and columnist for TechCrunch.
Category: Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Canadian computer hacker known for creating denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) at age 15.
Category: Convict, Hacker, and Writer
Founder of Dell computers.
Category: CEO, Chairman, Entrepreneur, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry
Category: Inventor and Scientist
American author, best known as one of the inventors of the electronic book (or ebook)
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Educator, scientist, artist, and researcher working in the field of digital media.
Category: Director, Founder, Researcher, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Greek Canadian businessman and founder of Research In Motion (BlackBerry handhelds)
Category: Chairman and Founder
Author of the freeware network tool ping which has been implemented on a large number of operating systems
Category: Hacker, Scientist, and Writer
Israeli computer scientist known for the Miller-Rabin primality test.
Short biography of Michael Robertson the founder and former CEO of MP3.com a popular internet music site.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Twitter
American computer scientist known for co-inventing the Needham-Schroeder authentication protocol.
Category: Chairman, Director, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Computer scientist widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in database technology.
Category: Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Mexican free software programmer, best known for starting the GNOME and Mono projects.
Category: Manager, Programmer, and Twitter
Software engineer at Google and founding member of the Google Reader development team.
Category: Engineer, Founder, and Twitter
Web Scientist and 'deep web' researcher.
Category: CEO, Editor, Founder, Manager, Researcher, Scientist, and Writer
American video game designer and writer.
Category: Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Apple Inc. Engineer and Vice President of Architecture at Apple Computers who played key role in the Apple Newton.
Category: Engineer and President
Computer scientist who worked with the SMART Information Retrieval System.
Category: Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Former directory of Twitter and founder of Paper Software, Tellme Networks, and Flipboard.
Category: Director, Entrepreneur, and Founder
Co-founder, CEO and president of video game developer Blizzard Entertainment.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, President, and Twitter
Soviet and Russian computer scientist known as a developer of a chess program, Kaissa.
Computer security expert and columnist for Wired.
Category: Twitter and Writer
American mathematician and first female President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Category: Female, Mathematician, President, and Writer
Disputed co-founder of Plaxo and murder suspect.
Category: CEO, Founder, and Twitter
Founder of Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3.
Category: Founder and Twitter
Japanese IT enterprise management consultant, author, and one of the most well-known commentators on IT.
Category: Founder, President, Twitter, and Writer
American author, lecturer, and advocate for the Open Web.
Category: Female, Twitter, and Writer
Executive editor at CNET.com.
Category: Editor, Female, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
American scientist and engineer who helped develop the microwatt bipolar junction transistor.
Category: Engineer and Scientist
Founding Chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Category: Chairman, Father, Founder, and Writer
Former President and Vice Chairman of Electronic Data Systems, Inc.
Category: Chairman and President
Nepalese computer programmer credited with helping bring Information Technology to Nepal.
Indian software development expert and author.
Category: Personality and Writer
American computer artist who developed early interactive works
Category: Researcher and Writer