In this digital world, it would be ungrateful of us were we to forget the pioneers who made it possible. This therefore is a list of just some of prominent/famous computer scientists.
Some of the most Prominent/Famous Computer Scientists are:
Hedy Lamarr: She was dubbed ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Woman’ by no less than Louis B. Mayer, Founder of MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios). She was not only a famous Hollywood Star and European Actress, but is also now recognized as the Inventor of the Bluetooth, used in Smart Phone universally. She and her scientific partner, Composer George Antheil, have both been posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, in 2014. Born in Vienna, Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, on November 9th 1914, she died on January 19th 2000 in Florida, USA. She is now recognized as the incredible mind behind Secure Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.
Tim Berners-Lee: World Wide Web was invented, in 1989, by Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (Qualifications – OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, FBCS), who is also known as Tim BL. He is Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which is the Web Standards Organization, founded in 1994. His specifications of Web Client and Server, URIs, HTTP and HTML are in use to this day, though refined. He is also President and Founder of the Open Data Institute in London. On April 4th 2017, he won the ACM A.M. Turing Prize, which is also called the Noble Prize for Computing.
Mark Zuckerberg: He is the Founder, CEO and Controlling Share Holder of Facebook Inc. Born on May 14th 1984; he is married to a brilliant Pediatrician and Philanthropist Priscilla Chan. He and his wife are the Co-Founders of the CZI (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative), founded on December 1st 2015 (on the occasion of the birth of their daughter Maxima) and which aims to ‘advance human potential and promote equality’.
Carl Sassenrath: He is the Founder and CTO of REBOL Technologies, in 1996, and has proceeded to create a new distributed computing architecture for the Internet. He is best known for his original design and implementation of the Amiga Multitasking Operating System. Retiring to a ranch in Northern California, he then proceeded to found Pantaray Inc., American Multimedia, and Videostream. These companies have provided pioneering solutions like CDTV (the world’s first CD-ROM Set Top Box), and Internet Set Top Boxes and Content authoring Systems.
Larry Page: He is the co-Founder of Google, which started life as the greatest Search Engine ever, with Sergey Brin, and one of richest men on the Planet, at a net personal worth of US$66.3 Billion. Though he has now relinquished his post of CEO of holding company Alphabet Inc. to his acolyte Sundar Pichai. Lawrence Edward Page was born on March 26, 1973, in Lansing, Michigan, USA, and is known, with partner Brin, as one of the finest computer minds in the world, as well as one of the top Entrepreneurs existing. Both Sergei and Page remain as controlling shareholders of Google.
Elon Musk: This is a man in the legendary mold of the original Serbian Inventor and Electrical Genius Nikola Tesla. The world renowned company in Tesla’s name, he now owns and runs, has led to the invention of the Tesla, the best Electrical car in the world. He is also Founder, CEO and Chief Engineering Designer of a privately owned Space Project (SpaceX). His accomplishments are like a fairytale. He was born on June 28, 1971 in South Africa, and is citizen of USA, Canada and South Africa. Elon Musk is everything: he is an engineer, industrial designer, pioneering computer scientist, and politician. He has an IQ of 155. And he has an estimated net personal worth of US$31.8 Billion. He is a pioneering developer of computer languages and AI, being the initial Co-Chairman of OpenAI.
Barbara Liskov: Born on November 7th 1939, as Barbara Jane Huberman, she is an American Computer Scientist who leads the cutting-edge research in Distributed Computing, Programming languages and Systems and Programming Methodology. The most important projects include the CLU Implementation and Design, the first programming language that supports Data Abstraction.
Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, this man is legend. Richest man in the world (personal estimated worth US$96.3 Billion), Philanthropist, his development of the Windows platform is nothing less than genius.