Computer People - R

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

Radia Perlman
Mother of the Internet.
Category: Engineer, Female, Inventor, and Writer
Rahul Sood
Founder of VoodooPC and former Chief Technology Officer for HP Global Voodoo Business Unit.
Category: CEO, Founder, Manager, Twitter, and Writer
Rajeev Sangal
Professor and author Known for his work in processing of human languages in Computational Paninian Grammar (CPG) framework.
Category: Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Rajiv Gupta
Prior General Manager at Hewlett Packard and co-inventor of Hewlett Packard's E-speak project (1999).
Category: CEO, Founder, Inventor, Manager, and Writer
Ralph Baer
Father of Videogames.
Category: Engineer, Father, Inventor, and Writer
Ralph Griswold
American computer scientist noted for his research into high-level programming languages and symbolic computation.
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Ralph Meagher
Culminating with the ILLIAC IV supercomputer, the largest and fastest in the world.
Category: Writer
Ralph Merkle
One of the inventors of public key cryptography and Inventor of cryptographic hashing
Category: Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Ralph Palmer
Helped create the IBM 604 Electronic Calculator.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Ralph Slutz
Physicist and computer pioneer and one of the first to build a computer with a central memory to store and modify data and instructions
Category: Inventor, Physicist, and Writer
Ramakrishnan Srikant
Research scientist at Google with interest in data mining.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Ramanathan Guha
Co-leaders of the AI Cyc project.
Category: Writer
Ramon Llull
Poet, theologian, mystic, mathematician, logician, and martyr who is referred to as a pioneer of computation theory.
Category: Logician, Mathematician, and Writer
Randy Eisenman
Founded Satori Capital and Handango in 1999 where he served as president and chief executive officer
Category: Founder, President, and Writer
Randy Pausch
American professor of computer science and human computer interaction at CMU.
Category: Founder, President, Professor, and Writer
Randy Wigginton
Programmer and one of Apple Computer's first employee number 6.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Ransom Love
Co-founder of the late Caldera company.
Category: Founder and Writer
Rasmus Lerdorf
Danish programmer with Canadian citizenship best known as the creator of the PHP scripting language.
Category: Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Ray Ozzie
American software industry entrepreneur and Chief Technical Officer at Microsoft.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Ray Tomlinson
American programmer who implemented an email system on the ARPANET.
Category: Personality, Programmer, and Writer
Raymond Boyce
American computer scientist known for co-developing SQL database language.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Raymond Holt
Pioneering computer designer and businessman in Silicon Valley Developed the first microprocessor chip set for F-14 Tomcat
Category: Founder and Writer
Raymond Kurzweil
American author, futurist, and inventor of the Kurzweil K250 music keyboard.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Raymond Noorda
American computer businessman and CEO of Novell from the years (1982-1994).
Category: CEO and Writer
Reed Hastings
Computer scientist, entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of Netflix.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Regina Dugan
19th (and first woman) Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Category: CEO, Director, Engineer, Female, Founder, Inventor, Manager, President, and Writer
Reid Hoffman
American entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author known as the co-founder of LinkedIn
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, Twitter, and Writer
Rene Descartes
French philosopher, mathematician, and writer dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy'
Category: Father, Mathematician, and Writer
Rene Grillet
French mechanic and watchmaker and one of the creators of a mechanical calculating machine (17th Century).
Category: Inventor and Writer
Renukanth Subramaniam
British Hacker and founder of DarkMarket, Internet cybercrime forum.
Category: Convict, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Reynold Johnson
Inventor of the disk drive and videocassette tape.
Category: Father, Inventor, President, and Writer
Richard Arkwright
Englishman who is often credited with inventing the spinning frame and creator of the modern factory system.
Category: Entrepreneur, Inventor, and Writer
Richard Branson
English business magnate and investor and founder of Virgin Group.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, Investor, President, Twitter, and Writer
Richard Brodie
Author Original creator of Microsoft Word.
Category: Founder, Programmer, and Writer
Richard Canning
EDP Analyzer.
Category: Founder, Manager, and Writer
Richard Crandall
Chief Scientist at NeXT Inc. and Apple's Chief Cryptographer
Category: Physicist, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard Feynman
American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics
Category: Physicist, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Richard Greenblatt
American computer programmer and one of the founders of the hacker community along with Bill Gosper.
Category: Founder, Hacker, Programmer, and Writer
Richard Hamming
American mathematician and author who invented Hamming codes - computer error-detecting and correcting codes.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Mathematician, President, Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Richard Harper
British Sociologist and principle researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.
Category: Professor, Researcher, Twitter, and Writer
Richard Karp
Computer scientist and computational theorist known for his research in the theory of algorithms.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Richard Lyon
American scientist known for inventing the optical mouse.
Category: Engineer, Founder, Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Richard Mason
Consultant, and author, Known for his work in ethics of information and the history of information systems in organizations.
Category: Professor and Writer
Richard Schulze
Founder and past chairman of Best Buy.
Category: Chairman, Founder, and Writer
Richard Skrenta
Computer programmer and creator of search engine blekko.
Category: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Richard Stallman
American software freedom activist and computer programmer who launched the GNU project.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Richard Stearns
Computer scientist who established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Richard Yoo
American entrepreneur and founder of web hosting company Rackspace.
Category: CEO, Entrepreneur, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer
Rob Auten
Author of video games including Battlefield: Hardline and Gears of War: Judgement
Category: Twitter and Writer
Rob Barnaby
Computer programmer, author and developer of the word processor Wordstar.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Rob Hartill
Web designer and computer programmer Known for his work on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) website.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Rob Kalin
Online handmade and vintage marketplace founded in the year 2005.
Category: Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Robert Adler
Austrian-born American inventor with numerous patents, most notably the wireless remote control.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert Barton
Known as the chief architect of the Burroughs B5000 and other computers such as the B1700 as well as the co-inventor of dataflow.
Category: Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert Cailliau
Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who helped develop the World Wide Web.
Category: Engineer, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Cohn
Company that commercialized voice mail.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Robert Dennard
Inventor of DRAM.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, and Writer
Robert Enderle
American technology analyst and labeled as the most quoted technology analysts in the media.
Category: Analyst, Twitter, and Writer
Robert Everett
Named the MIT Whirlwind Project in 1945.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert Fano
Inventing (with Claude Shannon) Shannon-Fano coding.
Category: Director, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Floyd
Computer scientist who designed the Floyd-Warshall algorithm.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Robert Frankston
Co-creator of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert Gentleman
Canadian statistician known as one of the creators of the R (programming language).
Category: Director, Professor, Programmer, Researcher, and Writer
Robert Griesemer
Computer programmer who works at Google and one of the first designers of the Go programming language.
Category: Programmer and Writer
Robert Hooke
English natural philosopher, architect, and polymath.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert Lansdown
British computer graphics pioneer and Polymath and Professor Emeritus at Middlesex University Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts
Category: Professor and Writer
Robert Martin
Consulting firm that specializes in training clients in Java, C++, OOP.
Category: Editor, Founder, Programmer, Twitter, and Writer
Robert Metcalfe
Founder of 3Com.
Category: Coined, Founder, Hacker, and Writer
Robert Miner
Co-founder of Oracle Corporation and developer of its relational database management system.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert Moog
American pioneer of electronic music who is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert Morris
Best known for creating the Morris Worm, the first Internet worm.
Category: Convict, Father, Founder, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Noyce
Inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel.
Category: Founder, Inventor, and Writer
Robert Patrick
Architect of the first operating system in the world, GM-NAA I/O.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Robert Pike
Canadian software engineer and author known for his work with Plan 9 at Bell Labs.
Category: Editor, Engineer, Inventor, Programmer, and Writer
Robert Prim
American mathematician and computer scientist who developed two different algorithms for finding a minimum spanning tree in a weighted graph
Category: Mathematician, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Scoble
American blogger, author, and technical evangelist who runs Scobleizer.
Category: Twitter, Writer, and sponsor
Robert Stein
Computer pioneer who founded the Voyager Company.
Category: Founder and Writer
Robert Tarjan
American computer scientist who discovered several graph algorithms.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Robert Taylor
Internet Pioneer and Director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969.
Category: Director, Founder, Manager, and Writer
Roberta Williams
American video game creator and designer and co-founder of Sierra Entertainment.
Category: Female, Founder, and Writer
Robin Milner
British computer scientist who developed LCF, one of the first tools for automated theorem proving.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Roger Hui
Computer scientist and Co-developer of the J Programming Language and recipient of the Kenneth E. Iverson Award
Category: Programmer, Scientist, and Writer
Roger Moore
Professor of spoken language processing in the Speech and Hearing Research Group at the University of Sheffield
Category: Professor, Twitter, and Writer
Roger Needham
Computer scientist known for the BAN logic and Tiny Encryption algorithm.
Category: Inventor, Scientist, and Writer
Roger Sippl
Entrepreneur, and innovator who founded Informix Software and pioneered SQL relational databases.
Category: Entrepreneur, Founder, and Writer
Ronald Rivest
American born cryptographer and one of the inventors of the RSA algorithm and the symmetric key encryption algorithms RC2.
Category: Inventor, Professor, and Writer
Ronald Schafer
American electrical engineer known for his work with signal processing.
Category: Editor, Engineer, President, Professor, and Writer
Ronald Stamper
British computer scientist Known for his work in Organisational semiotics and as creator of the MEASUR methodology.
Category: Scientist and Writer
Ronald Wayne
American electronics industry worker and co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Category: Founder, Inventor, Twitter, and Writer
Rosalind Picard
Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT.
Category: Director, Female, Founder, Inventor, Professor, Scientist, Twitter, and Writer
Ross Ihaka
Associate Professor of Statistics and one of the creators of the R programming language.
Category: Professor, Programmer, and Writer
Ross Ulbricht
Founder of the online black market Silk Road.
Category: Convict, Founder, and Writer
Rudolf Bayer
UB-tree, and the red-black tree.
Category: Inventor, Professor, Scientist, and Writer
Rudolf Hell
Early forerunner to the fax machine.
Category: Inventor and Writer
Russel Ackoff
Systems thinking and management science
Category: Manager and Writer
Russell Ohl
American engineer known for patenting the modern solar cell and researching semiconductors.
Category: Engineer, Inventor, Researcher, and Writer
Ryan Block
Technology journalist, critic, former editor of Engadget, and co-founder of gdgt.
Category: Editor, Founder, Twitter, and Writer
Ryan Shrout
Founder, owner, operator and editor-in-chief of PC Perspective.
Category: Editor, Founder, Personality, Twitter, and Writer

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