List of Famous Computer Scientists People

List of Famous Computer Scientists

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List of famous computer scientists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top computer scientists in the world? This includes the most prominent computer scientists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable computer scientists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic computer scientists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned computer scientists.

Examples include Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

From reputable, prominent, and well known computer scientists to the lesser known computer scientists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the computer scientist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous computer scientists ever?" and "What are the names of famous computer scientists?" then you're in the right place. (1149 items)

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    Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1912-1954)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Maida Vale, United Kingdom, London, England
    • Profession: Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist, Philosopher
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    Marissa Ann Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google. In 2014 Mayer was ranked sixth on the list of America's 40 under 40 as well as the 16th most powerful ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Computer scientist, Engineer
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    Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin. The son of ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Internet Entrepreneur
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    Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master's degree.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Internet Entrepreneur
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    Steve Wozniak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
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    Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor, Computer scientist, + more
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    Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
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    Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1815-1852)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Scientist, Writer
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    Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
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    Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944, and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language, and the one of those who popularized the idea of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1906-1992)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist, Scientist
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    Gordon Earle Moore is an American businessman and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's law. As of January 2015, his net worth is $6.7 billion.more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Chemist, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
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