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# Name
Year
Country
Science
achievements
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David Caminer

1915-2008
United Kingdom
Computer science

Developed the LEO computer the first business computer, for J. Lyons and Co (1951)
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Vint Cerf

1943-
USA
Computer science

Designed the Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), the primary data communication protocols of the Internet and other computer networks. (1978)
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Noam Chomsky

1928-
USA
Computer science

Made contributions to computer science with his work in Linguistics. He developed Chomsky hierarchy, a discovery which has directly impacted Programming language theory and other branches of computer science. (1956)
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Alonzo Church

1903-1995
USA
Computer science, Mathematics

Founded contributions to theoretical computer science, specifically for the development of the lambda calculus and the discovery of the undecidability problem within it. (1936)
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Edmund M. Clarke

1945-
USA
Computer science

Developed model checking and formal verification of software and hardware together with E. Allen Emerson. (1981)
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Stephen Cook



Computer science

Formalized the notion of NP-completeness, inspiring a great deal of research in computational complexity theory. (1971)
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James Cooley



Computer science

With John W. Tukey, created the Fast Fourier Transform. (1965)
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Ole-Johan Dahl



Computer science

With Kristen Nygaard, invented the proto-object oriented language SIMULA. (1962)
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Edsger Dijkstra



Computer science

Made advances in algorithms, Goto considered harmful, the semaphore (programming), rigor, and pedagogy. (1968)
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J. Presper Eckert



Computer science

With John Mauchly, designed and built the ENIAC, the first modern (all electronic, Turing-complete) computer, and the UNIVAC I, the first commercially available computer. (1943)

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