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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. 
Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He ...more
Marissa Mayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Marissa Ann Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for ...more
Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share ...more
Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave ...more
Steve Wozniak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak, known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald ...more
Ada Lovelace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's ...more
Grace Hopper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944, and invented the first ...more
Gordon Moore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Gordon Earle Moore is an American businessman and co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author of Moore's law. As of January 2015, his net worth is $6.7 billion.
Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 ...more
Tim Berners-Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, also known as TimBL, is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a ...more
Charles Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's ...more
Donald Knuth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Donald Ervin Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. ...more
Konrad Zuse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Konrad Zuse was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer; the functional program-controlled Turing-complete Z3 ...more
Bill Joy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
William Nelson "Bill" Joy is an American computer scientist. Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andreas von Bechtolsheim, and served as ...more
Lynn Conway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Lynn Conway is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor, and transgender activist. Conway is notable for a number of pioneering achievements, including the Mead & Conway ...more
James Gosling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
James Arthur Gosling, OC is a Canadian computer scientist, best known as the father of the Java programming language.
Yukihiro Matsumoto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Yukihiro Matsumoto (松本行弘, Matsumoto Yukihiro, a.k.a. Matz, born 14 April 1965) is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer software programmer best known as the chief designer of ...more
James H. Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
James Henry Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications ...more
Anthony James Barr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Anthony James Barr, aka Tony Barr or Jim Barr is an American programming language designer, software engineer, and inventor. Among his notable contributions are the Statistical Analysis System, ...more
George Boole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
George Boole was an English mathematician, philosopher and logician. He worked in the fields of differential equations and algebraic logic, and is now best known as the author of The Laws of ...more
Ken Thompson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Kenneth "Ken" Thompson, commonly referred to as ken in hacker circles, is an American pioneer of computer science. Having worked at Bell Labs for most of his career, Thompson designed ...more
John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
John McCarthy was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence. He coined the term "artificial ...more
Danny Hillis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
William Daniel "Danny" Hillis is an American inventor, engineer, mathematician, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a company that developed the ...more
Daniel Kottke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Daniel Kottke is an American computer engineer and one of the earliest employees of Apple Inc.
Niklaus Wirth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Computer Scientists
Niklaus Emil Wirth is a Swiss computer scientist, best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering. In ...more