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List of Turing Award winners from every year the award has been given out. All Turing Award winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Turing Award award are listed along with photos for every Turing Award winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Turing Award award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Turing Award are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Turing Award winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Turing Award winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Turing Award winners of all time. Anybody who won the Turing Award usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Turing Award-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Turing Award, so most of the famous Turing Award winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Turing Award?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You're able to copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. You can rank all of these items, from Fernando J. Corbató to Robert E. Kahn. (60 items)

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Adi Shamir is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the RSA algorithm, a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme, one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis ...more

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Alan Kay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Alan Curtis Kay is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society of Arts. ...more

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Alan Perlis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Alan Jay Perlis was an American computer scientist known for his pioneering work in programming languages and the first recipient of the Turing Award.

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Allen Newell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Allen Newell was a researcher in computer science and cognitive psychology at the RAND Corporation and at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Tepper School of Business, and ...more

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Amir Pnueli is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Amir Pnueli was an Israeli computer scientist and the 1996 Turing Award recipient.

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Andrew Yao is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Andrew Chi-Chih Yao is a Chinese American computer scientist and computational theorist. Yao used the minimax theorem to prove what is now known as Yao's Principle. Yao was born in Shanghai, ...more

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Barbara Liskov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Barbara Liskov is an American computer scientist who is an institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ford Professor of Engineering in its School of Engineering's ...more

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Butler Lampson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Butler W. Lampson is a computer scientist. After graduating from the Lawrenceville School, Lampson received his Bachelor's degree in Physics from Harvard University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in ...more

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Charles Bachman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Charles William "Charlie" Bachman III is an American computer scientist, who spent his entire career as an industrial researcher, developer, and manager rather than in academia. He is ...more

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Charles P. Thacker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Charles P. Thacker is an American pioneer computer designer. He worked on the Xerox Alto which is the first computer that used a mouse-driven Graphical User Interface.

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Dana Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Dana Stewart Scott is the emeritus Hillman University Professor of Computer Science, Philosophy, and Mathematical Logic at Carnegie Mellon University; he is now retired and lives in Berkeley, ...more

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Dennis Ritchie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system. Ritchie and Thompson ...more

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Donald Knuth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Turing Award Winners List
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

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Douglas Engelbart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, ...more

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E. Allen Emerson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Ernest Allen Emerson is a computer scientist and endowed professor at the University of Texas, Austin, USA. He won the 2007 A.M. Turing Award along with Edmund M. Clarke and Joseph Sifakis for ...more

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Edgar F. Codd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd was an English computer scientist who, while working for IBM, invented the relational model for database management, the theoretical basis for relational ...more

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Edmund M. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Edmund Melson Clarke, Jr. is a computer scientist and academic noted for developing model checking, a method for formally verifying hardware and software designs. He is the FORE Systems ...more

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Edsger W. Dijkstra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Edsger Wybe Dijkstra was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial ...more

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Edward Feigenbaum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Edward Albert Feigenbaum is a computer scientist working in the field of artificial intelligence. He is often called the "father of expert systems."

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Fernando J. Corbató is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Fernando José "Corby" Corbató is a prominent American computer scientist, notable as a pioneer in the development of time-sharing operating systems.

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Frances Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen is an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, code ...more

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Fred Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. is an American computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and ...more

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Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, computer scientist, and Richard King Mellon Professor—most notably at ...more

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Ivan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Ivan Edward Sutherland is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer. His early work in computer graphics as well as his teaching with David C. Evans in that subject at the University ...more

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James H. Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Turing Award Winners List
James Hardy Wilkinson FRS was a prominent figure in the field of numerical analysis, a field at the boundary of applied mathematics and computer science particularly useful to physics and

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Jim Gray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Turing Award Winners List
James Nicholas "Jim" Gray was an American computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1998 "for seminal contributions to database and transaction processing research and ...more

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John Backus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Turing Award Winners List
John Warner Backus was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language and was the inventor of the Backus-Naur form, a ...more

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John Cocke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Turing Award Winners List
John Cocke was an American computer scientist recognized for his large contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design. He is considered by many to be "the father of ...more

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John Hopcroft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Turing Award Winners List
John Edward Hopcroft is an American theoretical computer scientist. His textbooks on theory of computation and data structures are regarded as standards in their fields. He is the IBM Professor ...more

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John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Turing Award Winners List
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

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Joseph Sifakis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Joseph Sifakis is a Greek-born French computer scientist, laureate of the 2007 Turing Award, along with Edmund M. Clarke and E. Allen Emerson, for his work on model checking. He was born in ...more

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Judea Pearl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Judea Pearl is an Israeli-born American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian ...more

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Juris Hartmanis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Juris Hartmanis is a prominent computer scientist and computational theorist who, with Richard E. Stearns, received the 1993 ACM Turing Award "in recognition of their seminal paper which ...more

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Ken Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Turing Award Winners List
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

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Kenneth E. Iverson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Kenneth Eugene Iverson was a Canadian computer scientist noted for the development of the APL programming language in 1962. He was honored with the Turing Award in 1979 for his contributions to ...more

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Kristen Nygaard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Kristen Nygaard was a Norwegian computer scientist, programming language pioneer and politician. He was born in Oslo and died of a heart attack in 2002.

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Leonard Adleman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Leonard Max Adleman is an American theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. He is known for being a ...more

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Leslie Valiant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Leslie Gabriel Valiant FRS is a British computer scientist and computational theorist. He is currently the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard ...more

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Manuel Blum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Manuel Blum is a Venezuelan computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1995 "In recognition of his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory and its ...more

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Marvin Minsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Marvin Lee Minsky is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence, co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AI laboratory, and author of several texts ...more

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Maurice Vincent Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Sir Maurice Vincent Wilkes FRS, FREng, DFBCS was a British computer scientist credited with several important developments in computing. At the time of his death, Wilkes was an Emeritus ...more

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Michael O. Rabin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Michael Oser Rabin, is an Israeli computer scientist and a recipient of the Turing Award.

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Niklaus Wirth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Turing Award Winners List
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

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Ole-Johan Dahl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Ole-Johan Dahl was a Norwegian computer scientist and is considered to be one of the fathers of Simula and object-oriented programming along with Kristen Nygaard.

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Peter Naur is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Peter Naur is a Danish pioneer in computer science and Turing award winner. His last name is the N in the BNF notation, used in the description of the syntax for most programming languages. He ...more

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Raj Reddy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Dabbala Rajagopal "Raj" Reddy is an Indian-American computer scientist and a winner of the Turing Award. He is one of the early pioneers of Artificial Intelligence and has served on ...more

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Richard Hamming is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Richard Wesley Hamming was an American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. His contributions include the Hamming code, the Hamming window, ...more

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Richard M. Karp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Richard Manning Karp is an American computer scientist and computational theorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most notable for his research in the theory of algorithms, for ...more

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Richard Stearns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Richard Edwin Stearns is a prominent computer scientist who, with Juris Hartmanis, received the 1993 ACM Turing Award "in recognition of their seminal paper which established the ...more

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Robert E. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Turing Award Winners List
Robert Elliot "Bob" Kahn is an American electrical engineer, who, along with Vint Cerf, invented the Transmission Control Protocol and the Internet Protocol, the fundamental ...more