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10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by Mykel4God(m): 7:46am On Apr 05, 2017
If you’re interested in computer science and want to learn more about the industry, it’s always wise to start by studying its founding fathers (and mothers!) There is so much to learn from those who have gone before us, and sometimes it’s just fun to reflect on how technology has evolved.
But most importantly, as an aspiring computer scientist, you want to know about the famous computer scientists who have paved the way for you. Keep reading as we introduce you to some of the most notable men and women of the past and present.

10 famous computer scientists you should know about
Scientists are often thought of as those who study nature or chemistry and make discoveries in medicine. But we can’t over-look the scientists who chose to study a much different specimen: the computer. Read up on some famous computer scientists who have used their knowledge, expertise and inventive spirits to impact our world forever.


1. Barbara Liskov

Liskov helped develop and implement
programming languages like CLU, the first programming language to support data abstraction. CLU has become like a guidebook for other programming languages, such as Java, which borrow from its syntax and semantics. She also helped develop Argus , a high-level language designed to support the construction and maintenance of distributed programs.


2. Elon Musk

Referred to as the real Iron Man, Elon Musk is probably best known as the famous CEO of Tesla Motors and
SpaceX. However, he got his start with computers. At the age of 12 he began teaching himself to program which later paved the way for the launch of his first company, Zip2. But he didn’t stop there. He went on to become a co-founder of a company that later became PayPal, which allowed him to strike conversations with the brain-children behind Tesla Motors.


3. Larry Page

Can you go a week without Googling something? How about a day? We have Larry Page and co-founder Sergey Brin to thank for the trusty search engine. While at Stanford,
Page started Google as a research project, and Brin joined in. The two soon discovered that their project could be used to build a search engine the likes of which no one had ever seen.


4. Carl Sassenrath

What if your laptop could only perform one function at a time? You’d have to choose between typing a document and reading an article or browsing Facebook and checking your email. Everything would take ten, maybe even twenty times as long to complete if it weren’t for Carl Sassenrath’s Amiga Computer , the first multimedia personal computer of its time. Sassenrath is also the developer of REBOL, a specialized computer language technology.


5. Guido Van Rassum

If you’re interested in computers science, then you’ve probably heard of Python, the most popular coding language of 2015 according to codeeval . Python is known for its versatility and is used by countless programmers and companies including Spotify and Dropbox .


6. Mark Zuckerburg

One of the most recognized names on the list, Zuckerburg is the founder of the most widely-used social networking tool of our era. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But everyone has to start somewhere, and Zuckerburg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room as an exclusive site for Harvard students. Today the platform has become a place for friends and family to connect and business to build brand identity and engage with customers.


7. Brendan Eich

Whether you know what it is or not, you’ve probably heard of Java Script or even seen the language at work several times in your life. Brendan Eich developed the programming language or script, which is most widely used in HTML or browsing pages.


8. Tim Berners-Lee

What would the world be like today without “www.”? Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web. He laid out his vision for the internet-based sharing tool in 1989 while working at CERN and by 1991 others outside of CERN were invited to join the web. Tim not only invented the “www” that the internet still thrives on, but he fought to make sure the web stayed free and became
accessible for anyone.


9. Hedy Lamarr

Some may know her name or even recognize her face from old films like
Samson and Delilah and White Cargo. But Lamarr was more than just a pretty face. Co-inventor of the technology behind spread spectrum and frequency hopping, Lamarr didn’t realize she was helping to pave the way for technologies of the future like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth .


10. Bill Gates

One of the biggest names in computer science and culture as we know it, Bill Gates started his empire writing software for the Altair computer with childhood-friend Paul Allen. Soon after, the friends started Microsoft and by age 23, Gates’ company had grossed $2.5 million. Today, the company that founded Microsoft Windows and Office Suite is still a household name, and though Gates has stepped down as CEO, his company, foundation and philanthropy live on.

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by Mykel4God(m): 7:48am On Apr 05, 2017
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by Oblitz(m): 7:54am On Apr 05, 2017
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by Mykel4God(m): 7:54am On Apr 05, 2017
Their work and inventions can never be forgotten.

I also want my footprints on the sand of time.

Modified :
Person no fit post topic jejely again abi?
Abi why you come carry the matter for head like weave-on?
WiredLeggings:
this list is highly disappointing and quite frankly, incomplete, without Alan Turing. how could you make a list about Computer Scientists who have impacted the world and you could not include Alan Turing?
Luiz1:
I can't believe d OP forgot the likes of Alan Turing, Charles Babbage, Dennis Ritchie and Tim Berner lee. Lol
See as I dey look all of una
Uchihaitaci:


Where is Steve Jobs
Rubbish list

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by StarboyMichael(m): 12:03pm On Apr 05, 2017
Nice compilation. Hard work pays

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by lokojay1989(m): 8:04pm On Apr 09, 2017
whatever you are doing... be the best at it

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by tukdi: 5:34pm On Jul 24, 2017
I'm satisfied! cool
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by soberdrunk(m): 7:37am On Jul 25, 2017
A minute silence for "Tim Berners-Lee" for without him some of our very important needs would have been difficult to satisfy....... angry

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by superior1: 7:39am On Jul 25, 2017
And there are still more to come.

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by joepentwo(m): 7:40am On Jul 25, 2017
And where's Charles Barbage?

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by amylomo(f): 7:41am On Jul 25, 2017
grin grin
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by GMBuhari: 7:41am On Jul 25, 2017
why my name no dey ? i invent hmmmmmmmm toy car grin
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by valx2: 7:41am On Jul 25, 2017
The list is incomplete without oluwaseun osewa

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by CzarChris(m): 7:43am On Jul 25, 2017
Great, but a name is missing here. Where is Philip Emeagwali?

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by wintersnow(m): 7:43am On Jul 25, 2017
Where's Nigeria's greatest computer scientists Philip Emeagwali

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by Godstraight(m): 7:43am On Jul 25, 2017
this is avery ignorant list,where is alan turing

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by richard870(m): 7:44am On Jul 25, 2017
Mykel4God:
If you’re interested in computer science and want to learn more about the industry, it’s always wise to start by studying its founding fathers (and mothers!) There is so much to learn from those who have gone before us, and sometimes it’s just fun to reflect on how technology has evolved.
But most importantly, as an aspiring computer scientist, you want to know about the famous computer scientists who have paved the way for you. Keep reading as we introduce you to some of the most notable men and women of the past and present.

10 famous computer scientists you should know about
Scientists are often thought of as those who study nature or chemistry and make discoveries in medicine. But we can’t over-look the scientists who chose to study a much different specimen: the computer. Read up on some famous computer scientists who have used their knowledge, expertise and inventive spirits to impact our world forever.


1. Barbara Liskov

Liskov helped develop and implement
programming languages like CLU, the first programming language to support data abstraction. CLU has become like a guidebook for other programming languages, such as Java, which borrow from its syntax and semantics. She also helped develop Argus , a high-level language designed to support the construction and maintenance of distributed programs.


2. Elon Musk

Referred to as the real Iron Man, Elon Musk is probably best known as the famous CEO of Tesla Motors and
SpaceX. However, he got his start with computers. At the age of 12 he began teaching himself to program which later paved the way for the launch of his first company, Zip2. But he didn’t stop there. He went on to become a co-founder of a company that later became PayPal, which allowed him to strike conversations with the brain-children behind Tesla Motors.


3. Larry Page

Can you go a week without Googling something? How about a day? We have Larry Page and co-founder Sergey Brin to thank for the trusty search engine. While at Stanford,
Page started Google as a research project, and Brin joined in. The two soon discovered that their project could be used to build a search engine the likes of which no one had ever seen.


4. Carl Sassenrath

What if your laptop could only perform one function at a time? You’d have to choose between typing a document and reading an article or browsing Facebook and checking your email. Everything would take ten, maybe even twenty times as long to complete if it weren’t for Carl Sassenrath’s Amiga Computer , the first multimedia personal computer of its time. Sassenrath is also the developer of REBOL, a specialized computer language technology.


5. Guido Van Rassum

If you’re interested in computers science, then you’ve probably heard of Python, the most popular coding language of 2015 according to codeeval . Python is known for its versatility and is used by countless programmers and companies including Spotify and Dropbox .


6. Mark Zuckerburg

One of the most recognized names on the list, Zuckerburg is the founder of the most widely-used social networking tool of our era. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But everyone has to start somewhere, and Zuckerburg started Facebook in his Harvard dorm room as an exclusive site for Harvard students. Today the platform has become a place for friends and family to connect and business to build brand identity and engage with customers.


7. Brendan Eich

Whether you know what it is or not, you’ve probably heard of Java Script or even seen the language at work several times in your life. Brendan Eich developed the programming language or script, which is most widely used in HTML or browsing pages.


8. Tim Berners-Lee

What would the world be like today without “www.”? Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web. He laid out his vision for the internet-based sharing tool in 1989 while working at CERN and by 1991 others outside of CERN were invited to join the web. Tim not only invented the “www” that the internet still thrives on, but he fought to make sure the web stayed free and became
accessible for anyone.


9. Hedy Lamarr

Some may know her name or even recognize her face from old films like
Samson and Delilah and White Cargo. But Lamarr was more than just a pretty face. Co-inventor of the technology behind spread spectrum and frequency hopping, Lamarr didn’t realize she was helping to pave the way for technologies of the future like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth .


10. Bill Gates

One of the biggest names in computer science and culture as we know it, Bill Gates started his empire writing software for the Altair computer with childhood-friend Paul Allen. Soon after, the friends started Microsoft and by age 23, Gates’ company had grossed $2.5 million. Today, the company that founded Microsoft Windows and Office Suite is still a household name, and though Gates has stepped down as CEO, his company, foundation and philanthropy live on.
@op, where's own very own Philip Emeagwali

Or you have no idea of who he is?

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by CairoCharles: 7:46am On Jul 25, 2017
Hedy lamarr,, mhen she's damn beautiful grin

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by UncleSnr(m): 7:47am On Jul 25, 2017
Oh, spare me the Charles Babbage talk.
@OP what of Alan Turing?

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by CairoCharles: 7:47am On Jul 25, 2017
wintersnow:
Where's Nigeria's greatest computer scientists Philip Emeagwali
and also the father of the Internet

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by farouk0403(m): 7:48am On Jul 25, 2017
I will invent something new.

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by Moblord(m): 7:49am On Jul 25, 2017
Come to Nigeria, those that studied computer science end up not knowing the practical aspects of their field but u see young genius that haven't even attended a university doing marvelous things in computer science

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by makinson2865: 7:53am On Jul 25, 2017
where is Steve Job' s name biko?

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by charloski(m): 7:56am On Jul 25, 2017
So where is Steve jobs

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by crackerspub: 8:01am On Jul 25, 2017
Where is Alan Turing


Lol OP and you called Mark and forgot Alan, Without Turing Hitler would have won the war and by now blacks would have been eliminated from the face of the earth.

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by elfico(m): 8:14am On Jul 25, 2017
@Op many people you put up there are not COMPUTER SCIENTISTS in my opinion.

Zuckerberg an Elon Musk are programmers and entreprenueur.

You forgot Alan Turing, Bjarne Stroustup, Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Noam Chomsky e.t.c

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by themonk(m): 8:20am On Jul 25, 2017
crackerspub:
Where is Alan Turing


Lol OP and you called Mark and forgot Alan, Without Turing Hitler would have won the war and by now blacks would have been eliminated from the face of the earth.

Something dey your head.

This list is more like computer science entrepreneurs than computer scientists

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by vicky9cee: 8:23am On Jul 25, 2017
Spare me pls, where is Steve Job?

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by tirigbosa: 8:28am On Jul 25, 2017
great STEVE JOBS is an entrepreneur not a computer scientist.
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by crackerspub: 8:30am On Jul 25, 2017
themonk:

Something dey your head.

This list is more like computer science entrepreneurs than computer scientists
yOU ARE RIGHT BRO, ENTREPRENEURS NOT COMPUTER SCIENTIST.


ALAN TURING BROKE THE ENIGMA CODE WITH THE HELP OF A POLISH MATHEMATICIAN. ENIGMA CODE MADE GERMAN U BOATS INVINCIBLE. THE GERMAN U BOATS CONTROLLED THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS AND THEY WERE CALLED THE WOLF PACK.

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Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by crackerspub: 8:32am On Jul 25, 2017
elfico:
@Op many people you put up there are not COMPUTER SCIENTISTS in my opinion.

Zuckerberg an Elon Musk are programmers and entreprenueur.

You forgot Alan Turing, Bjarne Stroustup, Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Noam Chomsky e.t.c
YOU FORGOT Donald Knuth

THANK ME LATER
Re: 10 Famous Computer Scientists Who Impacted The World by orlahtohbadt(m): 8:36am On Jul 25, 2017
NwaAmaikpe what do you have to say about this?

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