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List of notable or famous computer scientists from France, with bios and photos, including the top computer scientists born in France and even some popular computer scientists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French 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 France is included when available.

List people include Philippe Kahn, Jacques Vallée and many additional people as well.

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

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Alain Colmerauer


Alain Colmerauer is a French computer scientist. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Grenoble, he spent 1967–1970 as Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal, where he created Q-Systems, one of the earliest linguistic formalisms used in the development of the TAUM-METEO machine ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Carcassonne, France

Profession: Computer scientist


Alain Fournier was a computer graphics researcher. ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1943-2000)

Profession: Computer scientist

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Bernard Chazelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Computer Scientists from France
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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

Age: 61

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Computer scientist

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Damien Doligez is a French academic and programmer. He is best known for his role as a developer of the OCaml system, especially its garbage collector. He is research scientist at the French government research institution INRIA. ...more

Profession: Programmer, Computer scientist

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