Famous Computer Scientists from Canada

List of notable or famous computer scientists from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top computer scientists born in Canada and even some popular computer scientists who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian computer scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These computer scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known computer scientist from Canada is included when available.

People here include everything from Daniel Gottesman to James Gosling.

This historic computer scientists from Canada list can help answer the questions "Who are some Canadian computer scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous computer scientists from Canada?" These prominent computer scientists of Canada may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Canadian computer scientists.

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  • Ajay Kapur
    Age: 42
    • Birthplace: India
    Ajay Kapur (born 1980) is a computer scientist, musician, entrepreneur and educator known for his pioneering work in musical robotics and electronic instrument design. He has toured internationally with his custom electronic sitar and mobile robotic drummer, the MahaDeviBot and currently serves as professor and associate Dean at California Institute of the Arts with advisory roles at New Zealand School of Music. Ajay also co-founded and was president and CEO of Kadenze, the MOOC for arts, music and creative technology.
  • Alain Fournier
    Dec. at 57 (1943-2000)
    Alain Fournier (1943–2000) was a computer graphics researcher.
    • Birthplace: London, Canada
    Alexander Keewatin Dewdney (born August 5, 1941) is a Canadian mathematician, computer scientist, author, filmmaker, and conspiracy theorist. Dewdney is the son of Canadian artist and author Selwyn Dewdney, and brother of poet Christopher Dewdney. He was born in London, Ontario.
  • Alfred Aho
    Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Timmins, Canada
    Alfred Vaino Aho (born August 9, 1941) is a Canadian computer scientist best known for his work on programming languages, compilers, and related algorithms, and his textbooks on the art and science of computer programming.
  • Anind Dey
    Age: 52
    Anind Dey is a computer scientist. He is the Dean of the University of Washington Information School. Dey is formerly the director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests lie at the intersection of human–computer interaction and ubiquitous computing, focusing on how to make novel technologies more usable and useful. In particular, he builds tools that make it easier to build useful ubiquitous computing applications and supporting end users in controlling their ubiquitous computing systems.
  • Barry James Mailloux (died 26 May 1982) obtained his M.Sc in Numerical Analysis in 1963. From 1966 he studied at Amsterdam's Mathematisch Centrum under Adriaan van Wijngaarden. He was the "first et al editor" of the original Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68 and the Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68.In 1968 he returned to the University of Alberta as an assistant professor in the Department of Computing Science. His work on ALGOL 68 put the University of Alberta on the map as a center for ALGOL 68-related activity. Mailloux's student Chris Thomson and friend Colin Broughton established Chion Corporation, which produced FLACC (Full Language Algol 68 Checkout Compiler). FLACC proved Mailloux's contention that ALGOL68 could indeed be implemented, contrary to the loud complaints from e.g., Edsger Dijkstra.