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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 206,785 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia. Alan Perlis is the 50th most popular computer scientist, the 3,514th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,328th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Alan Perlis ranks 50 out of 201Before him are Fred Brooks, Warren Weaver, Pierre Bézier, Charles Bachman, Joseph Weizenbaum, and Jay Wright Forrester. After him are Edwin Catmull, Vernor Vinge, Gil Amelio, James Gosling, Amir Pnueli, and Juris Hartmanis.

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Among people born in 1922, Alan Perlis ranks 176Before him are Adil Çarçani, Artemio Franchi, Günter Behnisch, John Christopher, Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, and Gilberto Agustoni. After him are Otl Aicher, Egon Bahr, William Baumol, Hal Clement, Joan Copeland, and Michael Ansara. Among people deceased in 1990, Alan Perlis ranks 109Before him are Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Aldo Fabrizi, Prince Andrew of Yugoslavia, Mariano Rumor, Edmund Conen, and Michael Powell. After him are Hayedeh, Venedikt Yerofeyev, Matvey Blanter, Andrei Kirilenko, Hans Freudenthal, and Kelly Johnson.

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Among people born in United States, Alan Perlis ranks 3,514 out of 18,182Before him are John Paul Getty III (1956), Tim Buckley (1947), Michael Graves (1934), Tracey Adams (1958), Sam Francis (1923), and Eleanor F. Helin (1932). After him are Natacha Rambova (1897), Vince Vaughn (1970), Richard E. Bellman (1920), William P. Rogers (1913), Peter Senge (1947), and Lisa Edelstein (1966).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Alan Perlis ranks 33Before him are Don Norman (1935), Leslie Lamport (1941), Fred Brooks (1931), Warren Weaver (1894), Charles Bachman (1924), and Jay Wright Forrester (1918). After him are Edwin Catmull (1945), Vernor Vinge (1944), Gil Amelio (1943), Larry Wall (1954), Larry Tesler (1945), and Gary Kildall (1942).