List of famous computer engineers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Computer engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing computer-based hardware and software. Computer engineering refers to the study that integrates electronic engineering with computer sciences to design and develop computer systems and other technological devices. Computer engineers specializing in software need to be fluent in a variety of programming languages, like Java and C++. Computer engineers are also suited for robotics research, which relies heavily on using digital systems to control and monitor electrical systems like motors, communications, and sensors. A computer engineer may also be responsible for constructing and managing an organization's computer system and supplying technical support. A computer engineer typically works in an office or laboratory environment as part of a team and enjoys a traditional work schedule. Since even the smallest businesses rely on some type of computer system for their daily tasks, computer engineers are known to work all over the map in both the private and public sectors. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous computer engineers from all over the world.

Continue Reading Below

Gary GygaxGary Gygax
(American)
Richard StallmanRichard Stallman
(American)
Sid MeierSid Meier
(Canadian,American)

John CarmackJohn Carmack
(American)
Ed BoonEd Boon
(American)
George HotzGeorge Hotz
(American)

Jeff MinterJeff Minter
(British)
Brendan EichBrendan Eich
(American)
Shawn FanningShawn Fanning
(American)

Peter MolyneuxPeter Molyneux
(British)
Demis HassabisDemis Hassabis
(British)
Richard GarriottRichard Garriott
(American)

Hans ReiserHans Reiser
(American)
Chris MetzenChris Metzen
(American)
Ward CunninghamWard Cunningham
(American)

Tim SchaferTim Schafer
(American)
Jonathan BlowJonathan Blow
(American)
Edmund McMillenEdmund McMillen
(American)

Marie ForleoMarie Forleo
(American)
Eric S. RaymondEric S. Raymond
(American)
Jade RaymondJade Raymond
(Canadian)

Dave ArnesonDave Arneson
(American)
Paul BuchheitPaul Buchheit
(American)
Josh SawyerJosh Sawyer
(American)

Continue Reading Below

Roberta WilliamsRoberta Williams
(American)
Ian MurdockIan Murdock
(American)
Jonathan IveJonathan Ive
(British)

Joel SpolskyJoel Spolsky
(American)
Amit SinghalAmit Singhal
(American)
Ze FrankZe Frank
(American)

Peter NortonPeter Norton
(American)
Jacob AppelbaumJacob Appelbaum
(American)
Jamie ZawinskiJamie Zawinski
(American)

Larry WallLarry Wall
(American)
Tom HallTom Hall
(American)
Milton BradleyMilton Bradley
(American)

Andrew GowerAndrew Gower
(British)
Chris SawyerChris Sawyer
(Scottish)
Charles DarrowCharles Darrow
(American)

Tim PatersonTim Paterson
(American)
Patrice DésiletsPatrice Désilets
(Canadian)
Sandy PetersenSandy Petersen
(American)

Bram CohenBram Cohen
(American)
Ben SwannBen Swann
(American)
Fredrik NeijFredrik Neij
(Swedish)

Bill AtkinsonBill Atkinson
(American)
Brian BehlendorfBrian Behlendorf
(American)
Dave WinerDave Winer
(American)

Greg Kroah-HartmanGreg Kroah-Hartman
(American)
Ian LivingstoneIan Livingstone
(British)
Jordan MechnerJordan Mechner
(American)

John ResigJohn Resig
(American)
Fabrice BellardFabrice Bellard
(French)
Krishna BharatKrishna Bharat
(American)

Andy GavinAndy Gavin
(American)
Rob PardoRob Pardo
(American)
Scott GuthrieScott Guthrie
(American)

Theo de RaadtTheo de Raadt
(Canadian,South African)
Betty HolbertonBetty Holberton
(American)
Jenova ChenJenova Chen

David BrabenDavid Braben
(British)
Phil KatzPhil Katz
(American)
Blake RossBlake Ross
(American)

Alan CooperAlan Cooper
(American)
Michael AbrashMichael Abrash
(American)
Mark RosewaterMark Rosewater
(American)

Xeni JardinXeni Jardin
(American)
Bradley M. KuhnBradley M. Kuhn
(American)
Andrew CoyneAndrew Coyne
(Canadian)

Monte CookMonte Cook
(American)
Dan BricklinDan Bricklin
(American)
Alistair CockburnAlistair Cockburn
(American)

Con KolivasCon Kolivas
(Australian)
Peiter ZatkoPeiter Zatko
(American)
Brad FitzpatrickBrad Fitzpatrick
(American)

Robert ScobleRobert Scoble
(American)
Jace HallJace Hall
(American)
Andrew TridgellAndrew Tridgell
(Australian)