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

Gabe NewellGabe Newell
03 November 1962
Entrepreneur

Grace HopperGrace Hopper
09 December 1906
Computer Scientist

Dennis RitchieDennis Ritchie
09 September 1941
Computer Scientist

Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
16 March 1953
Software Programmer
Ken ThompsonKen Thompson
04 February 1943
Computer Scientist

Donald KnuthDonald Knuth
10 January 1938
Computer Scientist

Tommy RettigTommy Rettig
10 December 1941
Child Actor
Alan KayAlan Kay
17 May 1940
Computer Scientist

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
04 September 1936
Computer Scientist
Radia PerlmanRadia Perlman
18 December 1951
Computer Network Engineer

Tony HsiehTony Hsieh
12 December 1973
Entrepreneur

Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
07 November 1977
Computer Engineer

Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot
20 November 1924
Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist,

Ken JenningsKen Jennings
23 May 1974
Software engineer, Blogger, Non-fiction writer,
Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
03 May 1960
Computer scientist, Composer, Programmer, Writer,

George DantzigGeorge Dantzig
08 November 1914
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Statistician

George HotzGeorge Hotz
02 October 1989
Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist

Michael DellMichael Dell
23 February 1965
Entrepreneur, Financier, Businessperson, Computer
John CarmackJohn Carmack
20 August 1970
Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer,

Andrew NgAndrew Ng
1976 AD
artificial intelligence researcher, computer
Margaret HamiltonMargaret Hamilton
17 August 1936
Computer Scientist

Raymond KurzweilRaymond Kurzweil
12 February 1948
American author

James GoslingJames Gosling
19 May 1955
Programmer, Inventor, Computer scientist
David FiloDavid Filo
20 April 1966
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Merchant, Computer

Jeff DeanJeff Dean
1968 AD
computer scientist, software engineer
Max LevchinMax Levchin
11 July 1975
Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
03 June 1961
Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer,

Sid MeierSid Meier
24 February 1954
Video game producer, Engineer, Video game
Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
09 August 1927
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University

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Ginni RomettyGinni Rometty
29 July 1957
Businesswomen
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
22 November 1973
Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer,

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

Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
22 November 1980
Computer scientist, Programmer

Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer
Bram CohenBram Cohen
12 October 1975
Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger
Douglas HofstadterDouglas Hofstadter
15 February 1945
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Computer

David PackardDavid Packard
07 September 1912
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Computer scientist

Bill HewlettBill Hewlett
20 May 1913
Entrepreneur

Fei-Fei LiFei-Fei Li
1976 AD
Computer scientist
John McCarthyJohn McCarthy
04 September 1927
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer,

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

Lynn ConwayLynn Conway
10 January 1938
computer scientist, engineer, inventor

Andy RubinAndy Rubin
1963 AD
Computer programmer

Andy HertzfeldAndy Hertzfeld
06 April 1953
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer
Thomas J. WatsonThomas J. Watson
17 February 1874
Entrepreneur

Drew HoustonDrew Houston
04 March 1983
Internet Entrepreneur
Nick SzaboNick Szabo
1970 AD
Computer scientist

Gary KildallGary Kildall
19 May 1942
Computer scientist, Programmer, University teacher

Edwin CatmullEdwin Catmull
31 March 1945
Computer scientist, Engineer
James H. ClarkJames H. Clark
23 March 1944
Computer scientist

Luis von AhnLuis von Ahn
09 August 1978
Entrepreneur
Robert Tappan MorrisRobert Tappan Morris
08 November 1965
Computer scientist, Scientist, Professor

Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
16 February 1953
Writer, Computer scientist

Sebastian ThrunSebastian Thrun
14 May 1967
Computer scientist

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

Josh SawyerJosh Sawyer
18 October 1975
Video game developer, Computer scientist
Charles SimonyiCharles Simonyi
10 September 1948
Astronaut, Computer scientist, Engineer,

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

Leslie LamportLeslie Lamport
07 February 1941
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer,

Edmund M. ClarkeEdmund M. Clarke
27 July 1945
Computer Scientist
Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
31 July 1926
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

Daniel KottkeDaniel Kottke
04 April 1954
Computer scientist, Engineer
Seymour CraySeymour Cray
28 September 1925
Engineer, Computer scientist

Sandra LernerSandra Lerner
1955 AD
Businessperson

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
17 June 1937
Philosopher
Alonzo ChurchAlonzo Church
14 June 1903
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,

Don NormanDon Norman
25 December 1935
Engineer, Computer scientist, Psychologist, Writer
Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
26 May 1949
Programmer, Computer scientist

David GelernterDavid Gelernter
05 March 1955
Computer scientist

Andrew S. TanenbaumAndrew S. Tanenbaum
16 March 1944
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer,
Kevin RoseKevin Rose
21 February 1977
Computer scientist, Blogger, Businessperson

Matt MullenwegMatt Mullenweg
11 January 1984
Entrepreneur, Programmer, Computer scientist,
Story MusgraveStory Musgrave
19 August 1935
Astronaut, Statistician, Aviator, Officer

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

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

Jef RaskinJef Raskin
09 March 1943
Programmer, Computer scientist, Writer, University
Raj ReddyRaj Reddy
13 June 1937
Computer scientist, University teacher
Vernor VingeVernor Vinge
02 October 1944
Computer scientist

Barbara LiskovBarbara Liskov
07 November 1939
Computer scientist

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

Ronald RivestRon Rivest
06 May 1947
Cryptographer
Daphne KollerDaphne Koller
27 August 1968
computer scientist, engineer

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

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

Tom HallTom Hall
02 September 1964
Computer scientist

Andrew ViterbiAndrew Viterbi
09 March 1935
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
Richard HammingRichard Hamming
11 February 1915
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer,

Lotfi A. ZadehLotfi A. Zadeh
04 February 1921
Mathematician
J. C. R. LickliderJ. C. R. Licklider
11 March 1915
Psychologist

Haskell CurryHaskell Curry
12 September 1900
Mathematician
Jim GrayJim Gray
12 January 1944
Computer scientist
John BackusJohn Backus
03 December 1924
Computer scientist