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.
Bill GatesBill Gates
28 October 1955
Co-Founder of Microssoft
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964
Founder of Amazon.com

Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai
12 July 1972
CEO of Google Inc

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
19 November 1976
Co-Founder of Twitter

John McAfeeJohn McAfee
18 September 1945
Computer Programmer

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

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955
Former CEO of Google

Ray TomlinsonRay Tomlinson
23 April 1941
Inventor of the First Email System

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

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
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953
Programmer, Computer scientist, Lecturer, Blogger,

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,
Travis KalanickTravis Kalanick
06 August 1976
Internet entrepreneur

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

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
27 July 1938
Writer, Novelist, Publisher, Game designer
George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game
Eric S. RaymondEric S. Raymond
04 December 1957
Software developer, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980
Computer scientist, Programmer

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
26 May 1949
Programmer, Computer scientist

Tony FadellTony Fadell
22 March 1969
Engineer
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,
Marie ForleoMarie Forleo
 

Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
 

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

Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
04 July 1961
Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer,
Ze FrankZe Frank
31 March 1972
Artist

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Edmund McMillenEdmund McMillen
02 March 1980
Video game developer, Computer scientist

Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
1971 AD
programmer, game designer

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

Tim SchaferTim Schafer
26 July 1967
Engineer, Programmer, Video game developer
Dave ArnesonDave Arneson
01 October 1947
List of role-playing game designers

Dave WinerDave Winer
02 May 1955
Software developer
Amit SinghalAmit Singhal
 

Joel SpolskyJoel Spolsky
1965 AD
computer scientist, programmer

Larry WallLarry Wall
27 September 1954
Programmer, Engineer, Writer, Computer scientist
Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
16 February 1953
Writer, Computer scientist

Jacob AppelbaumJacob Appelbaum
01 April 1983
computer scientist, blogger, Internet activist,
Ian MurdockIan Murdock
28 April 1973
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer

Tom HallTom Hall
02 September 1964
Computer scientist

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

Bill AtkinsonBill Atkinson
1951 AD
programmer, photographer, engineer, computer

Jamie ZawinskiJamie Zawinski
03 November 1968
Engineer, Programmer, Nightclub owner, Computer
Krishna BharatKrishna Bharat
07 January 1970
computer scientist, engineer

Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
10 August 1889
Inventor, Publisher, Patent inventor

Tim PatersonTim Paterson
01 June 1956
Programmer, Computer scientist

Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
08 November 1836
Publisher, Writer
Bram CohenBram Cohen
12 October 1975
Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger

Peiter ZatkoPeiter Zatko
01 December 1970
Programmer
Greg Kroah-HartmanGreg Kroah-Hartman
 

Xeni JardinXeni Jardin
05 August 1972
journalist

Michael AbrashMichael Abrash
 
Jordan MechnerJordan Mechner
04 June 1964
Programmer

Jace HallJace Hall
20 May 1971
 
John ResigJohn Resig
08 May 1984
Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist

Scott GuthrieScott Guthrie
06 February 1975
Programmer, Computer scientist

Josh SawyerJosh Sawyer
18 October 1975
Video game developer, Computer scientist
Ben SwannBen Swann
17 July 1978
Journalist

Dan BricklinDan Bricklin
16 July 1951
Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Engineer,
Alan CooperAlan Cooper
03 June 1952
Computer scientist, Writer

Andy GavinAndy Gavin
11 June 1970
Computer scientist, Novelist

Brad FitzpatrickBrad Fitzpatrick
05 February 1980
Programmer

Sandy PetersenSandy Petersen
16 September 1955
Game designer
Brian BehlendorfBrian Behlendorf
30 March 1973
Engineer, Computer scientist
Rob PardoRob Pardo
09 June 1970
Entrepreneur, Engineer

Blake RossBlake Ross
12 June 1985
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Blogger

Betty HolbertonBetty Holberton
07 March 1917
Computer scientist, Programmer

Phil KatzPhil Katz
03 November 1962
Programmer, Computer scientist
David JayDavid Jay
24 April 1982
Activist

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

Alistair CockburnAlistair Cockburn
 

Edward YourdonEdward Yourdon
30 April 1944
Engineer, Computer scientist

Mark RosewaterMark Rosewater
25 May 1967
Game designer
Bradley M. KuhnBradley M. Kuhn
1973 AD
programmer, engineer, computer scientist

Tom DeMarcoTom DeMarco
20 August 1940
Writer, Engineer, Computer scientist
Monte CookMonte Cook
29 January 1968
Writer, Novelist

Benjamin Mako HillBenjamin Mako Hill
02 December 1980
Assistant professor, Engineer, Non-fiction writer

Justin FrankelJustin Frankel
1978 AD
engineer, programmer, computer scientist
John WalkerJohn Walker
1949 AD
software developer, engineer, computer scientist

Eric AllmanEric Allman
02 September 1955
Engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Jordan WeismanJordan Weisman
 

Herb SutterHerb Sutter
 

Loyd BlankenshipLoyd Blankenship
1965 AD
hacker, engineer, computer scientist

Emily GraslieEmily Graslie
 
Rich SkrentaRich Skrenta
1967 AD
Programmer, computer scientist

Randal L. SchwartzRandal L. Schwartz
22 November 1961
Programmer, Teacher, Computer scientist
Charles PetzoldCharles Petzold
02 February 1953
Programmer, Writer, Computer scientist

Chris RobertsChris Roberts
27 May 1968
film director, film producer, engineer, game
Allen AdhamAllen Adham
 

Tim SweeneyTim Sweeney
1970 AD
Computer programmer
Jon HallJon Hall
07 August 1950
programmer, engineer, computer scientist