Famous Computer Scientists from Germany

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

This list includes Michael O. Rabin, Andy Bechtolsheim and more.

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

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  • Alexander Strehl (born in Nuremberg) is a computer scientist, management consultant and business school professor. His areas of expertise are machine learning, consensus clustering, business ...more
    • Birthplace: Ammersee, Germany
    Andreas Maria Maximilian Freiherr von Mauchenheim genannt Bechtolsheim (born 30 September 1955) is a German electrical engineer, entrepreneur, investor, and self-made billionaire. He co-founded Sun ...more
  • Arnold Schönhage (born 1 December 1934 in Lockhausen, now Bad Salzuflen) is a German mathematician and computer scientist. Schönhage was professor at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, ...more
  • Bernhard Nebel, born on 6 May 1956, is a German Artificial Intelligence scientist. He is a full professor at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg where he holds the chair for foundations of ...more
  • Bernhard Schölkopf

    Bernhard Schölkopf

    Bernhard Schölkopf (born February 20, 1968) is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, where he heads the Department of Empirical Inference. He is a ...more
  • Carl Adam Petri
    Dec. at 83 (1926-2010)
    • Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
    Carl Adam Petri (12 July 1926 – 2 July 2010) was a German mathematician and computer scientist. He was born in Leipzig.