Find out more about the greatest American Computer Scientists, including Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Grace Hopper, Donald Knuth and Ken Jennings.
Larry PageLarry Page
26 March 1973
Co-founder of Google
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973
Computer scientist

Grace HopperGrace Hopper
09 December 1906
Computer Scientist

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962
Entrepreneur

Alan KayAlan Kay
17 May 1940
Computer Scientist

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
04 September 1936
Computer Scientist
Ken JenningsKen Jennings
23 May 1974
Software engineer, Blogger, Non-fiction writer,

Michael DellMichael Dell
23 February 1965
Entrepreneur, Financier, Businessperson, Computer

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

Andrew NgAndrew Ng
1976 AD
artificial intelligence researcher, computer
Dennis RitchieDennis Ritchie
09 September 1941
Computer scientist, Programmer, Writer

Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer
James GoslingJames Gosling
19 May 1955
Programmer, Inventor, Computer scientist

John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,

Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
10 January 1938
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Historian of
Claude ShannonClaude Shannon
30 April 1916
Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist,

Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
04 February 1943
Programmer, Hacker, Computer scientist
George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist

Vannevar BushVannevar Bush
11 March 1890
Scientist, Engineer, Politician, University

Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
03 June 1961
Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer,
Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
09 August 1927
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
15 June 1916
Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist,
George DantzigGeorge Dantzig
08 November 1914
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Statistician

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980
Computer scientist, Programmer

Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
19 August 1935
Astronaut, Statistician, Aviator, Officer
Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot
20 November 1924
Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist,
Norbert WienerNorbert Wiener
26 November 1894
Mathematician, Autobiographer, University teacher,

Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
15 February 1945
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Computer

Bruce SchneierBruce Schneier
15 January 1963
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Computer scientist

Max LevchinMax Levchin
11 July 1975
Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
03 May 1960
Computer scientist, Composer, Programmer, Writer,

Randall MunroeRandall Munroe
17 October 1984
Programmer, Comics artist, Writer, Computer

Edwin CatmullEdwin Catmull
31 March 1945
Computer scientist, Engineer

Andy HertzfeldAndy Hertzfeld
06 April 1953
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer

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Matt MullenwegMatt Mullenweg
11 January 1984
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Computer scientist,
David PackardDavid Packard
07 September 1912
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Computer scientist

Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
26 May 1949
Programmer, Computer scientist
James H. ClarkJames H. Clark
23 March 1944
Computer scientist, Engineer

Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,

Hans ReiserHans Reiser
19 December 1963
Programmer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist,
Eric S. RaymondEric S. Raymond
04 December 1957
Software developer, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,

Leslie LamportLeslie Lamport
07 February 1941
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer,
Charles SimonyiCharles Simonyi
10 September 1948
Astronaut, Computer scientist, Engineer,

Bill JoyBill Joy
08 November 1954
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer

Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
31 July 1926
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

David FiloDavid Filo
20 April 1966
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Merchant, Computer

Alonzo ChurchAlonzo Church
14 June 1903
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,
Gary KildallGary Kildall
19 May 1942
Computer scientist, Programmer, University teacher

Edgar F. CoddEdgar F. Codd
19 August 1923
Computer scientist, Mathematician, University

Andrew S. TanenbaumAndrew S. Tanenbaum
16 March 1944
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer,

Avie TevanianAvie Tevanian
Computer scientist
Robert Tappan MorrisRobert Tappan Morris
08 November 1965
Computer scientist, Scientist, Professor

Daniel KottkeDaniel Kottke
04 April 1954
Computer scientist, Engineer
Edmund McMillenEdmund McMillen
02 March 1980
Video game developer, Computer scientist

Seymour CraySeymour Cray
28 September 1925
Engineer, Computer scientist

Don NormanDon Norman
25 December 1935
Engineer, Computer scientist, Psychologist, Writer
Barbara LiskovBarbara Liskov
07 November 1939
Computer scientist, University teacher

Andrew ViterbiAndrew Viterbi
09 March 1935
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Kevin RoseKevin Rose
21 February 1977
Computer scientist, Blogger, Businessperson

Nicholas NegroponteNicholas Negroponte
01 December 1943
Computer scientist, Architect, Investor,

Larry WallLarry Wall
27 September 1954
Programmer, Engineer, Writer, Computer scientist
Ivan SutherlandIvan Sutherland
16 May 1938
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer,

Tom HallTom Hall
02 September 1964
Computer scientist
Daniel J. BernsteinDaniel J. Bernstein
29 October 1971
Mathematician, Cryptologist, Programmer,

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

Peter NorvigPeter Norvig
14 December 1956
Computer scientist

Jon PostelJon Postel
06 August 1943
Computer scientist
Daphne KollerDaphne Koller
27 August 1968
computer scientist, engineer
Whitfield DiffieWhitfield Diffie
05 June 1944
Cryptographer, Mathematician, Computer scientist

Rashad KhalifaRashad Khalifa
19 November 1935
Chemist, Translator, Biochemist, Computer

Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
16 February 1953
Writer, Computer scientist

Jef RaskinJef Raskin
09 March 1943
Programmer, Computer scientist, Writer, University
Raj ReddyRaj Reddy
13 June 1937
Computer scientist, University teacher

John BackusJohn Backus
03 December 1924
Mathematician, Computer scientist

Peter ShorPeter Shor
14 August 1959
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University

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

Lotfi A. ZadehLotfi A. Zadeh
04 February 1921
Mathematician, Engineer, Professor, Scientist,
David GelernterDavid Gelernter
05 March 1955
Computer scientist

Leonard KleinrockLeonard Kleinrock
13 June 1934
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Patent
Seymour PapertSeymour Papert
29 February 1928
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Educator,

Fred BrooksFred Brooks
19 April 1931
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer,

J. C. R. LickliderJ. C. R. Licklider
11 March 1915
Computer scientist, Psychologist
Robert MetcalfeRobert Metcalfe
07 April 1946
Computer scientist, Engineer

Lynn ConwayLynn Conway
10 January 1938
computer scientist, engineer, inventor
Mark AdlerMark Adler
03 April 1959
Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist

Richard HammingRichard Hamming
11 February 1915
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer,

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

Jeff SutherlandJeff Sutherland
 
Michael StonebrakerMichael Stonebraker
11 October 1943
Computer scientist

Bram CohenBram Cohen
12 October 1975
Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger
Leonard AdlemanLeonard Adleman
31 December 1945
Computer scientist, Mathematician, Cryptographer,

Haskell CurryHaskell Curry
12 September 1900
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

Stephen CookStephen Cook
14 December 1939
Computer scientist, University teacher,

Josh SawyerJosh Sawyer
18 October 1975
Video game developer, Computer scientist
Grady BoochGrady Booch
27 February 1955
Computer scientist, Engineer