Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace ( December 10, 1815 – November 27, 1852) is mainly known for having written a description of ...more on Wikipedia about "Ada Lovelace"
Adam Osborne ( March 6, 1939– March 18, 2003) was an author, book and software publisher, and computer designer who founded several companies in the United States and elsewhere. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adam Osborne"
Adriaan van Wijngaarden ( 2 November 1916 - 7 February 1987) was an outstanding computer scientist who is considered by many to have been the founding father of informatica ( computer science) in the Netherlands. Even though he was trained as an engineer, van Wijngaarden would emphasize and promote the mathematical aspects of computing, first in numerical analysis, then in programming languages and finally in design principles of programming languages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adriaan van Wijngaarden"
Alan Kay, born May 17, 1940, is an American computer scientist, known for his early work on object-oriented programming and user interface design. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Kay"
Alan Mathison Turing ( June 23, 1912 – June 7, 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, and cryptographer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Turing"
Alois Vaclav Dryak, Alois Václav Dryák, Alois Dryak ( September 14, 1910 - February 6, 2005) Nephew and namesake of noted Czech architect Alois Dryák. Inventor of the DryAPT Machine Programming System, which was later called the Cinturn Macro Programming System and was the basis of Westinghouse APT. This revolutionary system allowed complex computer-controlled machining at unprecedented levels of precision. The most notable application of the DryAPT system was by Garrett Aviation for components used in the Apollo Lunar Module. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alois Vaclav Dryak"
Dr. An Wang ( ; February 7, 1920 – March 24, 1990) was a Chinese American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories. ...more on Wikipedia about "An Wang" Stay cool with www.shortopedia.com. shortopedia
Andrew Viterbi ( March 9, 1935) is an American electrical engineer and businessman. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrew Viterbi"
Andries "Andy" van Dam is a professor of computer science and Vice-President for Research at Brown University in Providence, RI. He was one of the founders of the Brown Computer Science Department and its first chairman from 1979 to 1985. He was the second person to ever receive a Ph.D. in Computer Science. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andries van Dam"
Andy (Andreas) von Bechtolsheim (born in Germany in 1956) co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 with Vinod Khosla, Bill Joy, and Scott McNealy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andy Bechtolsheim"
Andy Hertzfeld (born April 6, 1953), was a key member of the original Apple Macintosh development team, and some would consider him a pioneer among software engineers. From the early days of Apple Computer, through the design, development and promotion of open source software with the Open Source Applications Foundation, his key contribution has been making computers easier and more fun to use. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andy Hertzfeld"
Barry James Mailloux (d. May 26 1982) obtained his MSc in Numerical Analysis in 1963. ...more on Wikipedia about "Barry J. Mailloux"
William Henry "Bill" Gates III, KBE, (born October 28, 1955) is the co-founder, chairman, and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the world's largest computer software company. According to Forbes magazine, Gates is the world's wealthiest person, with a net worth of approximately US$51 billion, as of September 2005 . ...more on Wikipedia about "Bill Gates"
William Nelson Joy (born 1954), commonly known as Bill Joy, co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 along with Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Andy Bechtolsheim, and served as chief scientist at the company until 2003. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bill Joy"
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Blaise Pascal ( June 19, 1623– August 19, 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, and religious philosopher. Pascal was a child prodigy, who was educated by his father. Pascal's earliest work was in the natural and applied sciences, where he made important contributions to the construction of mechanical calculators and the study of fluids, and clarified the concepts of pressure and vacuum by expanding the work of Evangelista Torricelli. Pascal also wrote powerfully in defense of the scientific method. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blaise Pascal"
Bob Bemer (Robert William Bemer February 8, 1920– June 22, 2004) was a computer scientist best known for his work at IBM during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bob Bemer"
Robert E. Kahn, (born December 23 1938), along with Vinton G. Cerf, invented the TCP/IP protocol, the technology used to transmit information on the modern Internet. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bob Kahn"
Computer scientist Bob O. Evans ( 19 August, 1927 – 2 September, 2004) led IBM's 1960's development of a new class of mainframe computers—the famous System/360 line—helping keep the company in the commercial lead as a large-scale data-processing power. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bob O. Evans"
Boris Artashesovich Babaian ( ) ( born Baku, 20 December 1933), an ethnic Armenian, is notable as the pioneering creator of supercomputers in the Soviet Union. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boris Babaian"
Branimir Makanec (born 1932, Koprivnica, Croatia (then part of Yugoslavia)), was a pioneer of computer popularization in Croatia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Branimir Makanec"
Brian W. Kernighan (pronounced Ker'-ni-han; the 'g' is silent; born 1942) is a computer scientist who worked at the Bell Labs and contributed to the design of the pioneering AWK and AMPL programming languages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brian Kernighan"
Butler W. Lampson (born 1943) is a computer scientist, considered to be one of the most significant in the history of the field. ...more on Wikipedia about "Butler Lampson"
Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare (Tony Hoare or C.A.R. Hoare, born January 11, 1934) is a British computer scientist, probably best known for the development of Quicksort, the world's most widely used sorting algorithm, in 1960. He also developed Hoare logic, and the formal language Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) used to specify the interactions of concurrent processes and the inspiration for the Occam programming language. ...more on Wikipedia about "C. A. R. Hoare"
Charles Babbage ( December 26 1791 – October 18 1871) was an English mathematician, analytical philosopher, mechanical engineer and (proto-) computer scientist who originated the idea of a programmable computer. Parts of his uncompleted mechanisms are on display in the London Science Museum. In 1991, working from Babbage's original plans, a difference engine was completed, and functioned perfectly. It was built to tolerances achievable in the 19th century, indicating that Babbage's machine would have worked. Nine years later, the Science Museum completed the printer Babbage had designed for the difference engine; it featured astonishing complexity for a 19th-century device. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Babbage"
Charles P. (Chuck) Thacker is a distinguished engineer and computer pioneer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles P. Thacker"
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