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  • John L. Hennessy
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Computer pioneers whose contributions in the theoretical, technical and/or commercial fields of computing are outstanding and highly significant in the further development of computer-related disciplines.

List of notable computer pioneers

  • Paul Allen, researcher, and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Seymour Cray, inventor of supercomputers.
  • Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE Inventor of the World Wide Web.
  • Vannevar Bush, American engineer and science administrator; best-known for his work on analog computing.
  • Richard Courant, German American mathematician; founder of the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
  • Bill Gates, pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, and the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation.
  • Kurt Gödel, Austrian logician, mathematician and philosopher; best-known for his two incompleteness theorems.
  • Grace Hopper, American computer scientist and United States Navy officer; developed the first A-O compiler, precursor to COBOL.
  • Steve Jobs, American businessman, designer and inventor; best-known as the co-founder Apple Inc.
  • Gottfried Leibniz, German mathematician and philosopher; invented the Leibniz wheel, used in the arithmometer, the first mass-produced mechanical calculator.
  • Marvin Minsky, American cognitive scientist in artificial intelligence; co-founder of MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
  • John von Neumann, Hungarian American mathematician and polymath; pioneer of the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics.
  • Robert Noyce, American physicist and mathematian, nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley"; co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel.
  • Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist; creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system.
  • Linus Torvalds, Finnish software engineer who is the creator, and for a long time, principal developer of the Linux kernel, which became the kernel for operating systems such as the Linux operating systems, Android, and Chrome OS.
  • Alan Turing, English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist; played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer.

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