Computing People (Candidates)


Here's our list of who we consider the most important people in computing. You can vote for your favorite people, you can see the current voting results, and you can submit a new candidate.


Ada LovelaceAdam OsborneAdele Goldberg
Adele GoldstineAdi ShamirAdriaan van Wijngaarden
Alain GalvieuxAlan CooperAlan Kay
Alan PerlisAlan ShugartAlan Sugar
Alan TuringAlbert FertAlex Pentland
Alfred AhoAllen EmersonAllen Newell
Alonzo ChurchAlston HouseholderAlvy Smith
Amir PnueliAn WangAnders Hejlsberg
Andreas BechtolsheimAndrew BoothAndrew Grove
Andrew NgAndrew TanenbaumAndrew Viterbi
Andrew YaoAndrew ZissermanAndrey Ershov
Andrey KolmogorovAndrey SokolovAndy Hertzfeld
Anil JainAnita BorgAnita Jones
AnonymousArthur RockArthur Samuel
Arturo RosenbluthBanu MusaBarbara Liskov
Barry BoehmBen ShneidermanBenoit Mandelbrot
Bernard ChazelleBertrand MeyerBertrand Russell
Betty SnyderBill AtkinsonBill Gates
Bill GosperBill JoyBill Tutte
Bishnu AtalBjarne StroustrupBlaise Pascal
Bob EvansBob FrankstonBoris Babaian
Brad CoxBrian KernighanBrian Randell
Bruce SchneierBui Tuong PhongBurton Smith
Butler LampsonCalvin GotilebCarl Kesselman
Carl PetriCarver MeadCaterina Fake
Charles BabbageCharles BachmanCharles Bennett
Charles SimonyiCharles ThackerChristopher Curry
Christopher DateChristopher StracheyChristos Papadimitriou
Claude BerrouClaude ShannonCleve Moler
Cliff JonesClifford CocksClive Sinclair
Craig VenterCuthburt HurdDan Bricklin
Dan IngallsDana ScottDana Ulery
Danny HillisDanny LewinDaphne Koller
David CaminerDavid ClarkDavid Culler
David CutlerDavid DeutschDavid Forney
David GelernterDavid HarelDavid Haussler
David HuffmanDavid JohnsonDavid Kuck
David MillsDavid PackardDavid Parnas
David PattersonDavid WheelerDeborah Estrin
Dennis AllisonDennis RitchieDidier Dubois
Dina St JohnstonDines BjornerDon Estridge
Don TowsleyDonald ChamberlinDonald Davies
Donald KnuthDonald PedersonDonna Dubinsky
Dorthy Du BoissonDoug EngelbartDoug Lenat
Douglas HartreeEben UptonEd Catmull
Ed FeigenbaumEd RobertsEd Yourdon
Edgar CoddEdith ClarkeEdmund Clarke
Edsger DijkstraEdward McCluskeyEdward Shortliffe
Eiichi GotoEliane WeyukerElwyn Berlekamp
Emil PostEric RaymondEric Schmidt
Erich BlochErich GammaErna Schneider
Eugene KlinerEvelyn BerezinEvelyn Granville
Fernando CorbatoFran AllenFrances Spence
Fred BrooksFred MooreFrederich Bauer
Frederick JelinekFrederick TermanFrederick Williams
Frederico FagginGarth GibsonGary Kidall
Gary MillerGary StarkweatherGene Amdahl
Geoffrey HintonGeorge BooleGeorge Gainnakis
George HeilmeierGeorge SaltonGeorge Stibitz
Gerald SussmanGerard HolzmannGertrude Blanch
Giulio TononiGlen CullerGordon Bell
Gordon EubanksGordon MooreGottfried Leibniz
Gottlob FregeGrace HopperGrady Booch
Gray WalterGrette HermannGuido van Rossum
Gurindar SohiGustave SolomonGuy Steel
Hal AbelsonHalcombe LaningHarlan Mills
Harold CohenHarry HuskeyHector Garcia-Molina
Hedy LamarrHenrietta LeavittHerbert Simon
Herman GoldsteinHerman HauserHerman Hollerith
Herman LukoffHoward AikenIan Foster
Ida RhodesIrene GreifIrving Reed
Irwin JacobsIsaiah ShavittIvan Sutherland
Ivar JacobsonJ C R LickleiderJ Presper Eckert
Jacek KarpinskiJack KilbyJacob Ziv
Jaiwei HanJames CooleyJames Ellis
James FlanaganJames GoslingJames Gray
James MartinJames WilkinsonJaron Lanier
Jay ForresterJean BartikJean Hoerni
Jean SammetJeannette WingJeff Bezos
Jeff DeanJeff HawkinsJeffrey Ullman
Jennifer PahlkaJerry YangJim Blinn
Jim CoplienJim RumbaughJimmy Wales
John AtanasoffJohn BackusJohn Bardeen
John CarmackJohn ChowningJohn Cocke
John CrawfordJohn DieboldJohn Draper
John GuttagJohn HennessyJohn Hopcroft
John HopfieldJohn KemenyJohn Lasseter
John MauchlyJohn McCarthyJohn Napier
John PierceJohn PinkertonJohn Pople
John Seely BrownJohn TukeyJohn von Neumann
John WalkerJohn WarnockJonathan Grudin
Joseph EngelbergerJoseph JacquardJoseph Sifakis
Joseph TraubJoyce LittleJudea Pearl
Julian AssangeJuris HartmanisJustin Rattner
Karen Sparck JonesKateryna YushchenkoKay Antonelli
Kay McNultyKen IversonKen Olsen
Ken ThompsonKent BeckKevin Mitnick
Kimberly BryantKonrad ZuseKristen Nygaard
Kurt GodelLarry ConstantineLarry Ellision
Larry PageLarry SmarrLarry Tesler
Larry WallLaszlo KalmarLaszlo Lovasz
Lawrence LessigLawrence RabinerLawrence Roberts
Lee FelsensteinLeonard AdlemanLeonard Bosack
Leonard KleinrockLeonid LevinLeslie Lamport
Leslie ValiantLev KorolyovLinus Torvalds
Lois HaibtLotfi ZadehLynn Conway
Manuel BlumManuela VelosoMarc Andreessen
Margaret HamiltonMaria KlaweMarissa Mayer
Mark DeanMark ShuttleworthMark Weiser
Mark ZuckerbergMarlyn WescoffMartin Fowler
Marvin MinskyMary KellerMary Lou Jepson
Mary ShawMary WilkesMasatoshi Shima
Mauirce HerlihyMaurice WilkesMax Matthews
Max NewmanMendel RosenblumMichael Jackson
Michael JordanMichael RabinMichael Stonebreaker
Michael TomczykMihalis YannakakisMiklos Ajtai
Mitch KaporMorris ChangMuffy Calder
Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-KhwarizmNancy LynchNarendra Karmarkar
Nathan RochesterNicholas NegroponteNick Jennings
Nick McKeownNiklaus WirthNikolay Brusentsov
Nils NilssonNimrod NegiddoNoam Chomsky
Nolan BushnellNorbert WeinerOle-Johan Dahl
Palmer LuckeyPaul AllenPaul Baran
Paul BuchheitPer Brinch HansenPeter Chen
Peter GrunbergPeter NaurPeter Neumann
Peter NorvigPeter ShorPhil Zimmermann
Philip YuPhilippe KahnPhilippe Kruchten
PingalaRadia PerlmanRaj Reddy
Ralph MerkleRamon LlullRandy Katz
Rasmus LerdorfRavi KannanRay Kurzweil
Ray OzzieRay TomlinsonRebecca Wirfs-Brock
Reed HastingsRegis McKennaReynold Johnson
Richard FeynmanRichard GreenblattRichard Hamming
Richard KarpRichard LiptonRichard Stallman
Richard SternsRick BoivieRobert Barton
Robert DennardRobert EverettRobert Fano
Robert FloydRobert GallagerRobert Griffiths
Robert KahnRobert LuckyRobert Metcalfe
Robert NoyceRobert SproullRobert Tarjan
Robert TaylorRoberta WilliamsRobin Milner
Rodney BrooksRoger ShankRoger Tomlinson
Ron FaginRonald RivestRudolf Kalman
Rudolph BayerRuth LichtermanSally Floyd
Samson AbramskySatoshi NakamotoScott McNealy
Scott ShenkerSean ParkerSebastian Thrun
Sergey BrinSergey LebedevSeymour Cray
Seymour GinsburgSeymour PapertShafi Goldwasser
Shawn FanningShmuel WinogradSilvio Micali
Solomon GolombSophie WilsonStanley Gill
Stanley MazorStefan OdoblejaStephen Cook
Stephen GrossbergStephen KleeneStephen Mellor
Stephen SalzbergStephen WolframSteve Ballmer
Steve CaseSteve FurberSteve Jobs
Steve ShirleySteve WozniakSteward Brand
Susan EggersSusan GrahamSusan Kare
Tadashi WatanabeTakeo KanadeTed Hoff
Ted NelsonTerrence SenjnowskiTerry Winograd
Thomas KailathThomas KertzThomas Watson
Tim Berners-LeeTim O’ReillyTim Paterson
Tom DemarcoTom KilburnTom Truscott
Tommy FlowersTomoso PoggioTony Hoare
Tony WassermanVannevar BushVictor Basili
Victor MillerVint CerfVladimir Vapnik
Walter BrittainWard CunninghamWarren Robinett
Watts HumphreyWendy HallWesley Clark
Whitfield DiffieWil van der AalstWilhelm Schicker
William EcclesWilliam HewlettWilliam Kahan
William NorrisWilliam PressWilliam Shockley
William WrightWilliam WulfWillis Ware
Winston RoyceYann LeCunYorick Wilkes
Zhang Hongjiang