Peter Weinberger

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Peter Weinberger

Name: Peter Jay Weinberger

Born: August 6, 1942

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist who is recognized for his early work at Bell Labs.
  • Helped with the design of the pioneering AWK programming language (he is the "W" in AWK).
  • His photo image was used for creating the famous PJW Face.
  • Former chief technology officer at Renaissance Technologies.
  • Presently works at Google (2014).

Significant publications

  • The AWK Programming Language (1988).


"We sort of understood abstractly the idea that there are only two kinds of software projects: failures and future legacy horrors."