Today for everything under the sun, you are but just a touch (in case of touchpad) or a click (in case of mouse) away - whether it is payment of bills or transfer of funds, sending important mails or some fresh flowers, computers today have resolved all our demands for necessities and luxuries. What’s more, they have been our wonder machines bringing us all to a world platform. With the advent and advancement of technology, our lives have transformed completely. Humans today have become inseparable from their own creations – be it internet, social media, video games, laptops or smartphones. But we often forget to thank the brains behind all of these – computer engineers. Thanks to computer engineers who built the machine, wrote its code, and guided its evolution and advancement, we have a tech-savvy world. And while talking about computer engineers, one cannot but fathom the contribution made by Americans. Whether it is the social media ‘wonder boy’ Mark Zuckberg or business magnate Larry Page, programmer and entrepreneur Douglas Crockford or computer scientist Sergey Brin, American computer engineers have left an indelible mark on the field of computer engineering with their pioneering work. Browse through this section and find out details about the life and works of famous American computer engineers.
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of
Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
CEO of Twitter Inc.

John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945
Computer Programmer

Linus TorvaldsLinus Torvalds
28 December 1969
Software Engineer
Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google

Jan KoumJan Koum
24 February 1976
CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor

Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941
Inventor of the First Email System
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951
Computer Network Engineer

An WangAn Wang
07 February 1920
Co-founder of Wang Laboratories

Evan WilliamsEvan Williams
31 March 1972
Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter

Daniel FredinburgDaniel Fredinburg
08 September 1981
Google X Engineer

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,
Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
04 July 1961
Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer,

Brendan EichBrendan Eich
04 July 1961
computer scientist, programmer, chief technology

Marc AndreessenMarc Andreessen
09 July 1971

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game
Ben SwannBen Swann
17 July 1978

George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980
Computer scientist, Programmer

Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer

Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
1971 AD
programmer, game designer
Douglas EngelbartDouglas Engelbart
25 January 1925

Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
16 February 1953
Writer, Computer scientist
Andy GavinAndy Gavin
11 June 1970
Computer scientist, Novelist

Tim SchaferTim Schafer
26 July 1967
Engineer, Programmer, Video game developer

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
26 May 1949
Programmer, Computer scientist
Tony FadellTony Fadell
22 March 1969

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Emily GraslieEmily Graslie
Eric S. RaymondEric S. Raymond
04 December 1957
Software developer, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,

Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
07 November 1977
Computer Engineer

Hans ReiserHans Reiser
19 December 1963
Programmer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist,

Marie ForleoMarie Forleo
Mike HarringtonMike Harrington
Computer Engineer
Wael GhonimWael Ghonim
23 December 1980
Computer Engineer

Dave ArnesonDave Arneson
01 October 1947
List of role-playing game designers

Bram CohenBram Cohen
12 October 1975
Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger

Ze FrankZe Frank
31 March 1972
Edmund McMillenEdmund McMillen
02 March 1980
Video game developer, Computer scientist

Joel SpolskyJoel Spolsky
1965 AD
computer scientist, programmer

Ian MurdockIan Murdock
28 April 1973
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer

Krishna BharatKrishna Bharat
07 January 1970
computer scientist, engineer

Paul BaranPaul Baran
29 April 1926
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,

Jacob AppelbaumJacob Appelbaum
01 April 1983
computer scientist, blogger, Internet activist,
Larry WallLarry Wall
27 September 1954
Programmer, Engineer, Writer, Computer scientist

Amit SinghalAmit Singhal

Greg Kroah-HartmanGreg Kroah-Hartman
Josh SawyerJosh Sawyer
18 October 1975
Video game developer, Computer scientist

Tom HallTom Hall
02 September 1964
Computer scientist
Jordan MechnerJordan Mechner
04 June 1964

Peter NortonPeter Norton
14 November 1943
Art collector, Programmer, Computer scientist

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
08 November 1836
Publisher, Writer

Jamie ZawinskiJamie Zawinski
03 November 1968
Engineer, Programmer, Nightclub owner, Computer

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
10 August 1889
Inventor, Publisher, Patent inventor
Bill AtkinsonBill Atkinson
1951 AD
programmer, photographer, engineer, computer

Sandy PetersenSandy Petersen
16 September 1955
Game designer

Xeni JardinXeni Jardin
05 August 1972

Tim PatersonTim Paterson
01 June 1956
Programmer, Computer scientist
Blake RossBlake Ross
12 June 1985
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Blogger

Jay Wright ForresterJay Wright Forrester
14 July 1918
Justin FrankelJustin Frankel
1978 AD
engineer, programmer, computer scientist

Dave WinerDave Winer
02 May 1955
Software developer

David JayDavid Jay
24 April 1982
Scott GuthrieScott Guthrie
06 February 1975
Programmer, Computer scientist

Alan CooperAlan Cooper
03 June 1952
Computer scientist, Writer
John ResigJohn Resig
08 May 1984
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist

Brian BehlendorfBrian Behlendorf
30 March 1973
Engineer, Computer scientist

Jace HallJace Hall
20 May 1971
Michael AbrashMichael Abrash
1957 AD
Software programmer

Phil KatzPhil Katz
03 November 1962
Programmer, Computer scientist
Alistair CockburnAlistair Cockburn

Betty HolbertonBetty Holberton
07 March 1917
Computer scientist, Programmer

Dan BricklinDan Bricklin
16 July 1951
Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Engineer,

Monte CookMonte Cook
29 January 1968
Writer, Novelist
Tom DeMarcoTom DeMarco
20 August 1940
Writer, Engineer, Computer scientist
Mark RosewaterMark Rosewater
25 May 1967
Game designer

Peiter ZatkoPeiter Zatko
01 December 1970

Robert ScobleRobert Scoble
18 January 1965
Blogger, Writer, Computer scientist, Podcaster

Rob PardoRob Pardo
09 June 1970
Entrepreneur, Engineer
Edward YourdonEdward Yourdon
30 April 1944
Engineer, Computer scientist

Brad FitzpatrickBrad Fitzpatrick
05 February 1980

Jordan WeismanJordan Weisman
1960 AD
Game designer

Herb SutterHerb Sutter

Eric AllmanEric Allman
02 September 1955
Engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Loyd BlankenshipLoyd Blankenship
1965 AD
hacker, engineer, computer scientist

Benjamin Mako HillBenjamin Mako Hill
02 December 1980
Assistant professor, Engineer, Non-fiction writer
Bradley M. KuhnBradley M. Kuhn
1973 AD
programmer, engineer, computer scientist

Randal L. SchwartzRandal L. Schwartz
22 November 1961
Programmer, Teacher, Computer scientist
Charles PetzoldCharles Petzold
02 February 1953
Programmer, Writer, Computer scientist
Rich SkrentaRich Skrenta
1967 AD
Programmer, computer scientist