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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Ariely
Economist
29-Apr-1968   The Upside of Irrationality
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
Grady Booch
Computer Programmer
27-Feb-1955   Unified Modeling Language
Steve Bourne
Computer Programmer
?   /bin/sh
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Ed Catmull
Business
31-Mar-1945   Pixar Co-Founder, Disney Animation president
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Dorothy Denning
Scientist
12-Aug-1945   Professor, interest in encryption
Edsger Dijkstra
Computer Programmer
11-May-1930 6-Aug-2002 Enemy of the goto statement
John Presper Eckert
Computer Programmer
9-Apr-1919 3-Jun-1995 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Ed Felten
Computer Programmer
25-Mar-1963   Broke SDMI
Bob Frankston
Computer Programmer
14-Jun-1949   Programmer of Visicalc
Hector Garcia-Molina
Educator
c. 1954   Stanford EECS Professor
C. Daniel Gelatt
Business
c. 1947   President of NMT Corporation
Chuck Geschke
Business
11-Sep-1939   Co-Founder of Adobe
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Donald P. Greenberg
Educator
c. 1933   Prof. of Computer Graphics, Cornell
John L. Hennessy
Educator
c. 1953   President of Stanford University
Danny Hillis
Business
25-Sep-1956   Co-Founder, Thinking Machines
Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Sociologist
c. 1943   Mother of on-line education
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor
12-Feb-1948   Age of Spiritual Machines
Tom Leighton
Mathematician
c. 1956   Co-founder of Akamai
Lawrence Lessig
Attorney
3-Jun-1961   Constitutional and internet law
John William Mauchly
Physicist
30-Aug-1907 8-Jan-1980 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Steve McConnell
Computer Programmer
c. 1963   Author of Code Complete
Carolyn Meinel
Author
c. 1946   Walking scr1pt k1dd13 factory
Mike Muuss
Computer Programmer
16-Oct-1958 20-Nov-2000 Ping
Ted Nelson
Computer Programmer
17-Jun-1937   Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu
Ken Perlin
Scientist
c. 1957   Perlin noise
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
Pamela Samuelson
Educator
c. 1949   Computer Law Professor at UC Berkeley
Robert Sedgewick
Computer Programmer
c. 1946   Algorithms
David Sobel
Attorney
?   EFF Senior Counsel
Gene Spafford
Computer Programmer
c. 1957   Spaf
Bjarne Stroustrup
Computer Programmer
1950   Inventor of C++ programming language
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Guido van Rossum
Computer Programmer
?   Created Python programming language
John Warnock
Computer Programmer
6-Oct-1940   Co-Founder of Adobe
Niklaus Wirth
Computer Programmer
15-Feb-1934   Inventor of Pascal, Modula-2


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