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John Vincent Atanasoff MP (1903 - 1995)

John Vincent Atanasoff (October 4, 1903 – June 15, 1995) was an American-Bulgarian physicist and inventor, best known for being credited with inventing the first electronic digital computer. Atanas...

5/10/2018 5/10/2018

JOHN NAPIER OF MERCHISTON Evidence from the National Records of Scotland 17 March 1620: Charter by which James Hamilton of Kilbrachmont confirms that he has given the lands of Kilbrachmont to his s...

8/27/2008 3/29/2018

Prof. Dr. Carl Adam Petri MP (1926 - 2010)

2/10/2018 2/10/2018

Wilhelm Schickhardt MP (1592 - 1635)

"Schickhard"

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2/2/2014 1/20/2018

William Oughtred MP (1574 - 1660)

1/11/2018 1/11/2018

Demis Hassabis MP

London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Demis Hassabis CBE FRS FREng FRSA is a British artificial intelligence researcher, neuroscientist, computer game designer, entrepreneur, and world-class games player. From , accessed 19 May 2018.

1/8/2018 1/8/2018

Alonzo Church MP (1903 - 1995)

Alonzo Church (June 14, 1903 – August 11, 1995) was an American mathematician and logician who made major contributions to mathematical logic and the foundations of theoretical computer science. He i...

4/2/2017 1/3/2018

Emil Leon Post MP (1897 - 1954)

1/2/2018 1/2/2018

Johann Helfrich von Müller MP (1746 - 1830)

Johann Helfrich von Müller (January 16, 1746 – 1830) was an engineer in the Hessian army who conceived the Difference Engine in 1786 (first written reference to the basic principles of a difference mac...

1/1/2018 1/2/2018

Konrad Ernst Otto Zuse MP (1910 - 1995)

""Kuno See" - Künstlername"

Konrad Zuse (German: [ˈkɔnʁat ˈtsuːzə]; 22 June 1910 – 18 December 1995) was a German civil engineer, inventor and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first programmable computer...

1/11/2016 1/2/2018

Geoffrey Everest Hinton FRS is a British-born Canadian cognitive psychologist and computer scientist, most noted for his work on artificial neural networks. As of 2015 he divides his time working for G...

9/12/2017 9/12/2017

Stephen D. Crocker (born October 15, 1944, in Pasadena, California) is the inventor of the Request for Comments series, authoring the very first RFC and many more. He received his bachelor's degree (...

10/2/2016 7/9/2017

Jean E. Sammet MP (1928 - 2017)

Jean E. Sammet Born March 23, 1928, New York, N. Y; member of the CODASYL Cobol committee, chairman of the Short Range Subcommittee, which developed all the statements of the language; originator and...

6/5/2017 6/10/2017

Robert William 'Bob' Taylor MP (1932 - 2017)

"Robert W. Taylor"

Robert William Taylor (February 10, 1932 – April 13, 2017), known as Bob Taylor, was an American Internet pioneer, who led teams that made major contributions to the personal computer, and other relate...

4/15/2017 4/15/2017

Watts S. Humphrey (4 July 1927 - 28 October 2010) was an American software engineer, key thinker in the discipline of software engineering, and was often called the "Father of Software quality". ...

3/2/2012 4/3/2017

An Wang MP (1920 - 1990)

Dr. An Wang was a Chinese–American computer engineer and inventor, and co-founder of computer company Wang Laboratories, which was known primarily for its dedicated word processing machines. An Wang wa...

1/13/2017 1/13/2017

Erich Bloch MP (1925 - 2016)

From Wikipedia: Erich Bloch (9 January 1925 – 25 November 2016) was a German-born American electrical engineer and administrator. He served as director of National Science Foundation from 1984 to 199...

3/2/2013 12/2/2016

Margaret Heafield Hamilton (born August 17, 1936) is a computer scientist, systems engineer and business owner. She was Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Labora...

11/16/2016 11/16/2016

Howard H. Aiken MP (1900 - 1973)

Howard Hathaway Aiken (March 8, 1900 – March 14, 1973) was an American physicist and a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer.

8/26/2016 8/26/2016

Richard Matthew Stallman MP

"rms"

Cambridge, Middlesex, MA, United States

Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms , is an American software freedom activist and programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such ...

5/10/2012 7/11/2016

John George Kemeny MP (1926 - 1992)

"Kemény János György", "John G. Kemeny"

John G. Kemeny, computer pioneer and President of Dartmouth College from 1970-81. John George Kemeny (Hungarian: Kemény János György ; May 31, 1926 – December 26, 1992) was a Jewish-Hungarian America...

11/4/2011 6/6/2016

Andy Grove MP (1936 - 2016)

"Andy"

Andrew Stephen ("Andy") Grove (born 2 September 1936), is a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author. He is a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He escaped from Communist...

9/2/2014 3/22/2016

Kenneth Harry Olsen MP (1926 - 2011)

"Ken Olsen"

Pioneering US computer pioneer, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation. Wikipedia (English)

8/9/2009 2/9/2016

J. C. R. Licklider MP (1915 - 1990)

Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider (/ˈlɪklaɪdər/; March 11, 1915 – June 26, 1990), known simply as J. C. R. or "Lick", was an American psychologist and computer scientist who is considered one of the most...

12/13/2015 12/13/2015

Robert Elliot "Bob" Kahn (born December 23, 1938) is an American electrical engineer, who, along with Vint Cerf, invented the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP), the f...

12/23/2014 4/10/2015

Oliver Gordon Selfridge (10 May 1926 – 3 December 2008) was a pioneer of artificial intelligence.[1] He has been called the "Father of Machine Perception." [2] Selfridge, born in England, was a grand...

2/25/2011 3/13/2015

Douglas T. Ross MP (1929 - 2007)

Douglas Taylor "Doug" Ross (21 December 1929 – 31 January 2007) was an American computer scientist pioneer, and Chairman of SofTech, Inc. He is most famous for originating the term CAD for computer-a...

3/12/2015 3/12/2015

Fred Brooks MP (1931 - d.)

Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. (born April 19, 1931) is a computer architect, software engineer, and computer scientist, best known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computer...

3/1/2015 3/1/2015

John Cocke MP (1925 - 2002)

John Cocke (May 30, 1925 – July 16, 2002) was an American computer scientist recognized for his large contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design. He is considered by many to...

3/1/2015 3/1/2015

Charles Babbage, KH FRS MP (1791 - 1871)

Charles Babbage KH FRS was an English polymath. A mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage, along with Ada Lovelace, is best remembered for originating the concept of a pro...

1/25/2009 8/12/2014

Ada Augusta King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace MP (1815 - 1852)

"Ada Lovelace", "Ada Byron Lovelace", "The Hon. Augusta Ada Byron"

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron, was an English writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical genera...

8/18/2009 8/12/2014

Linus Torvalds MP

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, United States

Linus Benedict Torvalds (1969-) is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator, and for a long time, principal developer of the Linux kernel , which became the kernel for operating systems ...

6/10/2010 8/5/2014

Seymour Roger Cray MP (1925 - 1996)

Supercomputer architect, the man behind the Cray supercomputers. Wikipedia (English) Obituary from New York Times - gives some details on wives and children. NNDB entry - gives also details of ...

11/16/2009 8/5/2014

Claude Shannon MP (1916 - 2001)

Google Doodle April 30, 2016 Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Shannon is famous for having fo...

6/27/2014 6/27/2014

John Backus MP (1924 - 2007)

John Warner Backus (December 3, 1924 – March 17, 2007) was an American computer scientist. He directed the team that invented the first widely used high-level programming language (FORTRAN) and was t...

6/16/2014 6/16/2014

George Stibitz MP (1904 - 1995)

George Robert Stibitz (April 20, 1904 – January 31, 1995) is internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern first digital computer. He was a Bell Labs researcher known for his work in...

5/24/2014 5/24/2014

Alan Turing MP (1912 - 1954)

Alan Turing , OBE FRS was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical...

8/9/2008 12/24/2013

Douglas Carl Engelbart MP (1925 - 2013)

6/7/2008 7/4/2013

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955),[1] also known as "TimBL," is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a ...

5/1/2013 5/1/2013

Reynold B. Johnson MP (1906 - 1998)

Reynold B. Johnson (July 16, 1906 - September 15, 1998) was an American inventor and computer pioneer. A long-time employee of IBM, Johnson is said to be the "father" of the disk drive. Other inventi...

1/3/2013 1/3/2013

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz MP (1646 - 1716)

Gottfried Wilhelm (von) Leibniz (1 July 1646 [O.S. 21 June] – 14 November 1716) was a German polymath and philosopher who occupies a prominent place in the history of mathematics and the history of phi...

5/19/2008 3/5/2012

Rear Adm. Grace Hopper MP (1906 - 1992)

Click here to view information about Grace Hopper from Wikipedia. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy off...

2/24/2012 3/5/2012

Kurt Friedrich Gödel MP (1906 - 1978)

Kurt Gödel (1906-1978) mathematician and logician, was one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century andl probably the most strikingly original and important logician of the twentieth c...

7/1/2008 3/5/2012

Vannevar Bush MP (1890 - 1974)

Vannevar Bush ( /væˈniːvɑr/ van-nee-var; March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer and science administrator known for his work on analog computing, his political role in the developme...

6/20/2011 3/5/2012

Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
 MIT Media Lab Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927) is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of Mas...

10/24/2010 3/4/2012

Richard Courant MP (1888 - 1972)

Bio - Hilbert-Courant‬  , By Constance Reid - page 230 indicates cousinhood with Saint Edith Stein .

2/23/2007 3/4/2012

John von Neumann MP (1903 - 1957)

"Jancsi", "Johnny", "נוימן"

Neumann János Wikipedia, Magyar / Hungarian John von Neumann Wikipedia, English John von Neumann was a Hungarian and later American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, polymath, ...

7/2/2008 3/4/2012

Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," was an American engineer who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. H...

12/10/2010 2/6/2012

Steve Jobs MP (1955 - 2011)

"عبد اللطيف الجندلي"

Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American businessman, designer and inventor, best-known as the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs was b...

10/25/2010 2/6/2012

Dennis Ritchie MP (1941 - 2011)

"dmr"

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie ( b. September 9, 1941; found dead October 12, 2011 ), commonly known by his username dmr , was an American computer scientist who "helped shape the digital era." He created ...

10/18/2011 2/6/2012