Computer Engineers

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.

 1 Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos
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Famous As: Founder of Amazon.com
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

The founder and CEO of the multi-national technology company Amazon, Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man in the world. Jeff, who left his lucrative job at an investment firm to fulfil his entrepreneurial ambition, also owns the newspaper, The Washington Post, and its affiliate publications along with a spaceflight company, Blue Origin.

 2 Bill Gates

Bill Gates
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Famous As: Co-Founder of Microssoft
Birthdate: October 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Leading American technologist, business leader and philanthropist, Bill Gates is the co-founder of the world’s largest software company, Microsoft. His passion for computers made him one of the richest in the world and through his charity foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he and his wife use this money generously to help people world over live a better life.

 3 Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai
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Famous As: CEO of Google Inc
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian, American

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

 4 Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey
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Famous As: CEO of Twitter Inc.
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

As the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey continues to influence the lives of millions around the world. Also a well-known philanthropist, Dorsey is credited with funding 600 public school projects in Missouri. A prolific donator, Jack Dorsey has donated $24 million as part of various relief efforts. He also donated $10 million to Boston University.

 5 Fredrik Neij

Fredrik Neij
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Famous As: Engineer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: April 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish

 6 Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit
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Famous As: Computer Engineer
Birthdate: November 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 7 Shiva Ayyadurai

Shiva Ayyadurai
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Famous As: Inventor of Email
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Shiva Ayyadurai is an Indian-American engineer, scientist, and entrepreneur. He gained recognition after claiming to be the inventor of email, which is widely disputed even today. His claim is based on a software called EMAIL, which he wrote while studying at Livingston High School in the late-1970s. He is also known for his unfounded medical claims, including treatments for COVID-19.

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 8 John McAfee

John McAfee
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Famous As: Computer Programmer
Birthdate: September 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

John McAfee is an English-American businessman and computer programmer. He is credited with founding one of the most popular software companies of all time, McAfee Associates, which specializes in producing enterprise security software. After leaving the company, which is now owned by TPG Capital and Intel, John McAfee went on to found other companies like Tribal Voice and Future Tense Central.

 9 Markus Persson

Markus Persson
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Famous As: Video Game Programmer & Designer
Birthdate: June 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
Swedish game designer Markus Persson, also known by his pseudonym, Notch, created the sandbox video game Minecraft, which Microsoft later bought for $2.5 billion. He also founded the video game company Mojang. He was dragged into controversy for his “tweets” on feminism, race, and the LGBT community.

 10 Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds
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Famous As: Software Engineer
Birthdate: December 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Finnish, American
Finnish software engineer Linus Torvalds developed the open-source software Linux kernel, the Git system, and the scuba dive planning software Subsurface. Named to Time 100 and inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame, he has also written an autobiography. He is married to Finnish karate champion Tove Torvalds.
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 11 Jan Koum

Jan Koum
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Famous As: CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular cross-platform messaging service, WhatsApp. One of the most popular billionaires around the world, Koum donated almost $556 million to the donor-advised community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in 2014.

 12 Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

Dustin Moskovitz is an Internet entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular social networking service, Facebook. In 2008, he co-founded a web and mobile application called Asana after quitting Facebook. One of the youngest self-made billionaires of all time, Dustin Moskovitz is also renowned for his philanthropic activities; he co-founded a philanthropic organization called Good Ventures in 2011.

 13 Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum
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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: January 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Dutch

 14 Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney
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Famous As: Computer programmer
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Nationality: American

 15 Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng
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Famous As: CEO of Tencent
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

 16 George Hotz

George Hotz
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Famous As: Blogger, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 17 Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: January 31, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian

 18 Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt
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Famous As: Former CEO of Google
Birthdate: April 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 19 John Carmack

John Carmack
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Famous As: Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 20 Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Programmer, Hacker
Birthdate: January 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German, Finnish

 21 David Baszucki

David Baszucki
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Canadian

 22 Garrett Camp

Garrett Camp
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Famous As: Innovator & Entrepreneurs
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 23 Evan Williams

Evan Williams
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Famous As: Co-founder of Blogger & Twitter
Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 24 Demis Hassabis

Demis Hassabis
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Famous As: Engineer, Chess player
Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 25 Edsger W. Dijkstra

Edsger W. Dijkstra
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Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles, Dutch
Died: August 6, 2002

 26 Sid Meier

Sid Meier
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Famous As: Video game producer, Engineer, Video game designer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American

 27 Peiter Zatko

Peiter Zatko
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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 28 Patrice Désilets

Patrice Désilets
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Famous As: Game designer
Birthdate: May 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Canadian

 29 Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux
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Famous As: Game programmer, Engineer, Programmer, Game designer
Birthdate: May 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 30 Daniel Fredinburg

Daniel Fredinburg
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Famous As: Google X Engineer
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: April 25, 2015

 31 Chris Metzen

Chris Metzen
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Famous As: Artist, Comics artist, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Voice actor, Visual artist, Author, Computer scientist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: November 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 32 Brendan Eich

Brendan Eich
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Famous As: computer scientist, programmer, chief technology officer
Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 33 Jade Raymond

Jade Raymond
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Famous As: Television presenter, Engineer
Birthdate: August 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian

 34 Marc Andreessen

Marc Andreessen
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 35 Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott
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Famous As: Astronaut, Engineer, Video game developer, Programmer
Birthdate: July 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 36 Shawn Fanning

Shawn Fanning
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Programmer
Birthdate: November 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 37 Joel Spolsky

Joel Spolsky
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Famous As: computer scientist, programmer
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Nationality: American

 38 Ed Boon

Ed Boon
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Famous As: Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 39 Bram Cohen

Bram Cohen
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Famous As: Computer scientist, Programmer, Blogger
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 40 Bill Hewlett

Bill Hewlett
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 20, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: January 12, 2001

 41 Tommy Rettig

Tommy Rettig
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Famous As: Child Actor
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 15, 1996

 42 Jonathan Blow

Jonathan Blow
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Famous As: programmer, game designer
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Nationality: American

 43 Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Engelbart
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: July 2, 2013

 44 Edmund McMillen

Edmund McMillen
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Famous As: Video game developer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 45 Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer
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Famous As: Engineer, Programmer, Video game developer
Birthdate: July 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 46 Rob Pike

Rob Pike
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Famous As: Software engineer
Birthdate: 1956 AD
Nationality: Canadian

 47 Roberta Williams

Roberta Williams
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Famous As: Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 48 Josh Sawyer

Josh Sawyer
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Famous As: Video game developer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 49 Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: March 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 50 Hans Reiser

Hans Reiser
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Famous As: Programmer, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist, Homicide
Birthdate: December 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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