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Awarded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Backus
Computer Programmer
3-Dec-1924 17-Mar-2007 Inventor of BNF, led FORTRAN team
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Vint Cerf
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Edsger Dijkstra
Computer Programmer
11-May-1930 6-Aug-2002 Enemy of the goto statement
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Robert E. Kahn
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Alan Kay
Computer Programmer
17-May-1940   Father of Object-Oriented Programming
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Marvin Minsky
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Raj Reddy
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Dennis Ritchie
Computer Programmer
9-Sep-1941 12-Oct-2011 Co-Creator of UNIX
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
Adi Shamir
1952   The S in RSA
Herbert A. Simon
15-Jun-1916 9-Feb-2001 Administrative Behavior
Ivan Sutherland
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Ken Thompson
Computer Programmer
4-Feb-1943   Co-creator of UNIX
Niklaus Wirth
Computer Programmer
15-Feb-1934   Inventor of Pascal, Modula-2

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