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# Name
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Tim Berners-Lee

United Kingdom
Computer science

Invented worldwide web. With Robert Cailliau, sent first HTTP communication between client and server. (1989)
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John Atanasoff

Computer science

Built the first electronic digital computer, the Atanasoff–Berry Computer, though it was neither programmable nor Turing-complete. (1939)
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Vannevar Bush

Computer science

Analogue computing pioneer. Originator of the Memex concept, which led to the development of Hypertext. (1930)
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Claude Shannon

Computer science

Founded information theory and practical digital circuit design. (1937)
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin

Computer science

cofounded Google
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Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Computer science

created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system
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Wesley A. Clark

Computer science

Designed LINC, the first functional computer scaled down and priced for the individual user. Put in service in 1963, many of its features are seen as prototypes of what were to be essential elements of personal computers. (1962)
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Edgar F. Codd

Computer science

Proposed and formalized the relational model of data management, the theoretical basis of relational databases. (1970)
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John Mauchly

Computer science

With J. Presper Eckert, designed and built the ENIAC, the first modern computer, and the UNIVAC I, the first commercially available computer. Also worked on BINAC(1949), EDVAC(1949), UNIVAC(1951)
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Bob Kahn


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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