Allen Newell

1927 - 1992

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Allen Newell (March 19, 1927 – July 19, 1992) was a researcher in computer science and cognitive psychology at the RAND Corporation and at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Tepper School of Business, and Department of Psychology. He contributed to the Information Processing Language (1956) and two of the earliest AI programs, the Logic Theory Machine (1956) and the General Problem Solver (1957) (with Herbert A. Simon). He was awarded the ACM's A.M. Turing Award along with Herbert A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Allen Newell has received more than 238,391 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Allen Newell is the 40th most popular computer scientist (up from 42nd in 2019), the 2,852nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,809th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Allen Newell ranks 40 out of 205Before him are Jef Raskin, Don Norman, Tony Hoare, Ken Kutaragi, Pierre Bézier, and Jay Wright Forrester. After him are Charles Bachman, Brian Kernighan, Leslie Lamport, James Gosling, Barbara Liskov, and Ole-Johan Dahl.

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Among people born in 1927, Allen Newell ranks 133Before him are Oleg Yefremov, Gisèle Halimi, Martha Chase, Al Martino, Martin Walser, and Roy Cohn. After him are Theodor Wagner, Wadie Haddad, Gae Aulenti, Laura Betti, Elvin Jones, and Florencio Campomanes. Among people deceased in 1992, Allen Newell ranks 90Before him are Néstor Almendros, James E. Webb, Camarón de la Isla, Lusine Zakaryan, Fritz Leiber, and Ernst Schäfer. After him are Frederick William Franz, Chris McCandless, Richard Hartshorne, John G. Kemeny, Abbas al-Musawi, and Josy Barthel.

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Among people born in United States, Allen Newell ranks 2,852 out of 15,968Before him are Julie Harris (1925), Ronald Inglehart (1934), Adrian Smith (1944), Michelle Monaghan (1976), Lillian Moller Gilbreth (1878), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943). After him are Bea Arthur (1922), Chuck Lorre (1952), Ralph Waite (1928), Miley Cyrus (1992), Barbara O'Neil (1910), and Thomas Curtis (1873).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Allen Newell ranks 25Before him are Ward Cunningham (1949), Frances E. Allen (1932), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Jef Raskin (1943), Don Norman (1935), and Jay Wright Forrester (1918). After him are Charles Bachman (1924), Leslie Lamport (1941), Barbara Liskov (1939), Warren Weaver (1894), Kevin Mitnick (1963), and Alan Perlis (1922).