- Vinton Gray Cerf - 'Father of the Internet', Co-Inventor TCP/IP
- Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd - Created the Relational Database Model
- Richard Hamming - Founder of the ACM
- Robert E. Kahn - Co-Inventor TCP/IP
- John McCarthy - Coined the term "artificial intelligence"
- Bjarne Stroustrup - Invented C++
- Leonard Adleman - Co-Inventor RSA cryptosystem
- John Backus - Invented FORTRAN
- Edwin Catmull - Computer Graphics, President of Walt Disney Animation & Pixar
- Grace Hopper - COBOL, Woman
I'm by no means an expert, so who's on your list?
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