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List of Famous Computer Scientists

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List of famous computer scientists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top computer scientists in the world? This includes the most prominent computer scientists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable computer scientists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic computer scientists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned computer scientists.

Examples include Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

From reputable, prominent, and well known computer scientists to the lesser known computer scientists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the computer scientist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous computer scientists ever?" and "What are the names of famous computer scientists?" then you're in the right place. 
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