TRENDING Famous Male Computer Scientists

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List of famous male computer scientists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male computer scientists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being computer scientists. There are thousand of males working as computer scientists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic computer scientists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a computer scientist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples include Karl Lieberherr and Terry Winograd.

While this isn't a list of all male computer scientists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male computer scientists?" and "Who are the best male computer scientists?"
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Konrad Zuse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 became operational in May 1941. Thanks to this machine and its predecessors, Zuse has often been regarded ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1910-1995)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Civil engineer, Computer scientist, Engineer

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#33 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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Bill Joy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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William Nelson "Bill" Joy is an American computer scientist. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andreas von Bechtolsheim, and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003. He played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while a ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Venture capitalist, Computer scientist, Electrical engineer Engineer

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#27 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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James Gosling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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James Arthur Gosling, OC is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language. ...more

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Profession: Programmer, Inventor, Computer scientist

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#8 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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Yukihiro Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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Yukihiro Matsumoto (松本行弘, Matsumoto Yukihiro, a.k.a. Matz, born 14 April 1965) is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language. He was born in Osaka Prefecture, in westernHonshū. According to an interview ...more

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Age: 50

Birthplace: Osaka Prefecture, East Asia, Honshu, Osaka Asia, + more

Profession: Programmer, Researcher, Computer scientist, Author

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#26 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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James H. Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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James Henry Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems ...more

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Age: 73

Birthplace: Plainview, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

Credits: Debbie Does Dallas

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Anthony James Barr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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Anthony James Barr, aka Tony Barr or Jim Barr is an American programming language designer, software engineer, and inventor. Among his notable contributions are the Statistical Analysis System, automated lumber yield optimization, and the Automated Classification of Medical Entities. ...more

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Age: 77

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Designer Computer scientist, + more

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Ken Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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Kenneth "Ken" Thompson, commonly referred to as ken in hacker circles, is an American pioneer of computer science. Having worked at Bell Labs for most of his career, Thompson designed and implemented the original Unix operating system. He also invented the B programming language, the direct ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Computer scientist, Scientist

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#3 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Male Computer Scientists
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John McCarthy was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence. He coined the term "artificial intelligence", developed the Lisp programming language family, significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1927-2011)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Professor, Computer scientist, Scientist

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#30 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

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