Famous People who Majored in Applied Mathematics People

Famous People who Majored in Applied Mathematics

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List of famous people who majored in applied mathematics, including photos when available. This list of famous applied mathematics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in applied mathematics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in applied mathematics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

Jeffrey R. Immelt and Dennis Ritchie are included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were applied mathematics majors?" and "Which famous people studied applied mathematics?"


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    Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001. Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliance, and Medical businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson
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    Juris Hartmanis is a prominent computer scientist and computational theorist who, with Richard E. Stearns, received the 1993 ACM Turing Award "in recognition of their seminal paper which established the foundations for the field of computational complexity theory". Hartmanis was born in Latvia. He was a ...more

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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    Guy Steele
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    Guy Lewis Steele Jr, also known as "The Great Quux", and GLS, is an American computer scientist who has played an important role in designing and documenting several computer programming languages.more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    D. Rex Golding
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    D. Rex Golding is a managing director for Mobius Venture Capital. A Mobius partner since 1999, Mr. Golding has 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including five years as a venture capitalist, 10 years as a technology investment banker, and five years as a CFO of technology ...more

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    Chris Tiu
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    Chris Tiu, is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He formerly played for the Smart Gilas team. He is also a TV host, commercial model, and politician. He is also part-owner of Happy Lemon in the ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
    • Profession: Politician, Fashion Model, Athlete
    • Credits: Pinoy Records, Ripley's Believe It or Not!
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    Fred Brooks
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    Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book The ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Mathematician, Software Engineer, Computer scientist
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    Amir Pnueli was an Israeli computer scientist and the 1996 Turing Award recipient.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1941-2009)
    • Birthplace: Nahalal, Israel
    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    Kenneth E. Iverson
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    Kenneth Eugene Iverson was a Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962. He was honored with the Turing Award in 1979 for his contributions to mathematical notation and programming language theory. The Iverson Award for contributions to APL was named in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1920-2004)
    • Birthplace: Camrose, Canada
    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    George M. C. Fisher
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    George M.C. Fisher is Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company. He has been in the General Motors Board of Directors since 1996.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Anna, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson
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    Alfred Z. Spector
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    Alfred Zalmon Spector is an American computer scientist and research manager. Spector received his Bachelor of Arts degree in applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He received his PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 1981, where his research included measurements of remote ...more

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    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    Richard Manning Karp is an American computer scientist and computational theorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most notable for his research in the theory of algorithms, for which he received a Turing Award in 1985, The Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science in ...more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Mathematician, Professor, Computer scientist, Scientist
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    Eric Maskin
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    Eric Stark Maskin is an American economist and 2007 Nobel laureate recognized with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory". He is the Adams University Professor at Harvard University. Until 2011, he was the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Professor, Scientist, Economist
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    Stuart Feldman
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    Stuart Feldman is the creator of the computer software program make for UNIX systems. He was also an author of the first Fortran 77 compiler, and he was part of the original group at Bell Labs that created the Unix operating system. Feldman was the Vice President of Computer Science at IBM Research. He ...more

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    • Profession: Computer scientist, Engineer
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    Jeff Shell
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    eff Shell serves as President of Comcast Programming Group.more

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    • Profession: Businessperson
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    Ivan Herman
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    See my home page for more details, do not want to repeat it here... You can also consult my blog.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Semantic Web, Computer scientist
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    Bernard Chazelle
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    Bernard Chazelle is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. Much of his work is in computational geometry, where he has found many of the best-known algorithms, such as linear-time triangulation of a simple polygon, as well as major complexity results, such as lower ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    Jack J. Dongarra is an American University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee. He holds the position of a Distinguished Research Staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Professor, Computer scientist, Engineer
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    Mark Micheli is AirPlay’s Vice President of Engineering, responsible for the design, development and deployment of all software products related to AirPlay’s service. Mark has been in senior management positions within the game and music technology industries for the last 15 years, including 7 years ...more

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    • Profession: Computer scientist
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    Michael Genesereth
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    Michael Genesereth is Associate Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Law at Stanford University.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Profession: Professor
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