Famous Computer Scientists from the United States

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

List people range from Larry Page to Sergey Brin.

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

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    • Birthplace: Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Larry Page
    Age: 49
    • Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
  • Grace Hopper
    Dec. at 85 (1906-1992)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    • Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bill Joy
    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
    • Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York
    • Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
    • Birthplace: Plainview, Texas
    • Birthplace: New York
    • Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • John McCarthy
    Dec. at 84 (1927-2011)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Birthplace: Bronxville, New York
  • John Backus
    Dec. at 82 (1924-2007)
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dennis Ritchie
    Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)
    • Birthplace: Bronxville, New York
  • Jim Gray
    Dec. at 68 (1944-2012)
    • Birthplace: California
  • Larry Wall
    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
      • Birthplace: USA, El Cerrito, California
      • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York
      • Birthplace: Massachusetts