This article unexpectedly comes from India-based website TopYaps.com and was written by Digvijaya Singh. In brief, here are the 10 noted Jewish computer scientists (some still with us and some deceased):
Leonard Kleinrock: winner of the National Medal of Science for his contributions to packet switching and modern data networks; George Kameny: co-developer of the BASIC programming language; William F. Friedman: together with a colleague, cracked a Japanese cryptographic machine during World War II; Manuel Blum: winner of the Turing Award after he discovered the computational complexity theory and its application to cryptography and program checking; Hal Abelson: founder of the Free Software Foundation and the Creative Commons; Leonard Adleman (pictured above): “founding father” of DNA computing; John von Neumann: contributor to game theory, quantum mechanics, linear programming, statistics and set theory; Bob Kahn: co-founder of the Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
The final two on the list are Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, whom we’ve covered previously in this section of AmazingJews.
Learn more about the brilliant computer scientists named above by going to the source article on TopYaps.com. >>
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