Famous British Computer Scientists

Find out more about the greatest British Computer Scientists, including Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Shuttleworth, Kevin Warwick and Stephen Wolfram.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Sophie Wilson

Sophie Wilson
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Famous As: computer scientist
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Nationality: British

 2 Geoffrey Hinton

Geoffrey Hinton
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: December 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
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 3 C. A. R. Hoare

C. A. R. Hoare
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Famous As: British computer scientist
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 4 Tony Hoare

Tony Hoare
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 5 Kevin Warwick

Kevin Warwick
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Famous As: Engineer, Writer, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 6 Michael Moritz

Michael Moritz
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: September 12, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 7 Clive Sinclair

Clive Sinclair
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor, Computer scientist
Birthdate: July 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
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 8 Edgar F. Codd

Edgar F. Codd
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: April 18, 2003

 9 Martin Fowler

Martin Fowler
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Famous As: Software Developer
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Nationality: British

 10 Tommy Flowers

Tommy Flowers
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Famous As: Technician, Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: December 22, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: October 28, 1998

 11 David J. C. MacKay

David J. C. MacKay
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Famous As: Physicist, Computer scientist, Professor
Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 14, 2016

 12 Jeff Minter

Jeff Minter
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Famous As: Programmer, Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: April 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 13 Donald Davies

Donald Davies
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: June 7, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Welsh
Died: May 28, 2000

 14 Stuart J. Russell

Stuart J. Russell
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Famous As: scientist, computer scientist, engineer, university teacher
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Nationality: British

 15 I. J. Good

I. J. Good
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Famous As: Mathematician, Cryptographer, Computer scientist, Philosopher, Statistician, University teacher
Birthdate: December 9, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 5, 2009

 16 Alan Cox

Alan Cox
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Famous As: Programmer, Blogger, Computer scientist
Birthdate: July 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 17 Simon Peyton Jones

Simon Peyton Jones
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: January 18, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 18 David Wheeler

David Wheeler
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Famous As: cryptographer, computer scientist
Birthdate: February 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: December 13, 2004

 19 Maurice Wilkes

Maurice Wilkes
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Engineer, Physicist, Professor, Mathematician
Birthdate: June 26, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: November 29, 2010

 20 Leslie Valiant

Leslie Valiant
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 21 Robin Milner

Robin Milner
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: January 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: March 20, 2010

 22 Alan Turing

Alan Turing
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: June 7, 1954

Regarded as the father of computer science and artificial intelligence, Alan Turing was a distinguished mathematician and logician. During WWII, he successfully broke the challenging German Enigma machine codes thereby reducing the duration of war by a couple of years. The scientist, who was convicted for being gay, has been an inspiration for numerous films, plays and novels.

 23 Nigel Shadbolt

Nigel Shadbolt
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: April 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 24 Tom Kilburn

Tom Kilburn
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 11, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: January 17, 2001

 25 Roger Needham

Roger Needham
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: February 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 1, 2003

 26 Steve Grand

Steve Grand
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 27 Michael Fourman

Michael Fourman
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: September 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 28 David Caminer

David Caminer
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Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: June 26, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: June 19, 2008

 29 Austin Tate

Austin Tate
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: British

 30 Chrisanthi Avgerou

Chrisanthi Avgerou
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Nationality: Greek, British

 31 Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee
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Famous As: Inventor of the World Wide Web
Birthdate: June 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

Widely known as ten inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee made the first communication between an HTTP client and server through the internet in 1989. He is associated with various organizations, such as the W3C and the World Wide Web Foundation, and has received the knighthood, too.

 32 Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram
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Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist, Businessperson, University teacher, Patent inventor, Writer
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British