Alan Perlis

1922 - 1990

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Alan Jay Perlis (April 1, 1922 – February 7, 1990) was an American computer scientist and professor at Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Perlis has received more than 168,582 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Alan Perlis is the 50th most popular computer scientist (down from 41st in 2019), the 3,329th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,788th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Alan Perlis ranks 50 out of 205Before him are James Gosling, Barbara Liskov, Ole-Johan Dahl, Warren Weaver, Joseph Weizenbaum, and Kevin Mitnick. After him are Fred Brooks, Nolan Bushnell, Edwin Catmull, Jacques Vallée, Vernor Vinge, and Larry Wall.

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Among people born in 1922, Alan Perlis ranks 177Before him are Mauro Bolognini, Stephen Toulmin, Gene Amdahl, Anatoli Papanov, Vasili Mitrokhin, and Sinan Hasani. After him are Gilberto Agustoni, Gerda Steinhoff, Maila Nurmi, Francisco Aramburu, Adil Çarçani, and Roy Salvadori. Among people deceased in 1990, Alan Perlis ranks 108Before him are Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Gordon Bunshaft, José Napoleón Duarte, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Jorge Bolet, and Mariano Rumor. After him are Del Shannon, John Hansen, Hans Freudenthal, Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow, Andrei Kirilenko, and Alfred Sauvy.

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Among people born in United States, Alan Perlis ranks 3,329 out of 15,968Before him are Dominic Chianese (1931), Frederic Forrest (1936), Alfre Woodard (1952), Sam Phillips (1923), Emile Ardolino (1943), and Elizabeth Wilson (1921). After him are Neil Simon (1927), Samuel Wilson (1766), Jackie Gleason (1916), Don Bluth (1937), Joseph Strauss (1870), and Thomas R. Marshall (1854).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Alan Perlis ranks 31Before him are Allen Newell (1927), Charles Bachman (1924), Leslie Lamport (1941), Barbara Liskov (1939), Warren Weaver (1894), and Kevin Mitnick (1963). After him are Fred Brooks (1931), Nolan Bushnell (1943), Edwin Catmull (1945), Vernor Vinge (1944), Larry Wall (1954), and Ron Rivest (1947).