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Famous Computer Scientists from Israel

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

With people ranging from Michael O. Rabin to Udi Manber, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

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  • Abraham Lempel (Hebrew: אברהם למפל‎, born 10 February 1936) is an Israeli computer scientist and one of the fathers of the LZ family of lossless data compression algorithms....  more
    • Age: 84
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Adi Shamir (Hebrew: עדי שמיר‎; born July 6, 1952) is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) algorithm (along with Ron Rivest and Len Adleman), a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme (along with Uriel Feige and Amos Fiat), one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science....  more
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Amir Pnueli (Hebrew: אמיר פנואלי‎; April 22, 1941 – November 2, 2009) was an Israeli computer scientist and the 1996 Turing Award recipient....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1941-2009)
    • Birthplace: Nahalal, Eurasia, Northern District, Israel, Lower Galilee
  • Andi Gutmans (Hebrew: אנדי גוטמנס‎) is an Israeli programmer and entrepreneur, born in Switzerland and currently residing in the United States. He helped to co-create PHP, and co-founded Zend Technologies and is a General Manager at Amazon Web Services. A graduate of the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Gutmans and fellow student Zeev Suraski created PHP 3 in 1997. In 1999 they wrote the Zend Engine, the core of PHP 4, and founded Zend Technologies, which has since overseen PHP advances, including the PHP 5 and most recent PHP 7 releases. The name Zend is a portmanteau of their forenames, Zeev and Andi.Gutmans served as CEO of Zend Technologies until October 2015...  more