Andrew S. Tanenbaum

1944 - Today

Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Andrew Stuart Tanenbaum (born March 16, 1944), sometimes referred to by the handle ast, is a Dutch-American computer scientist and professor emeritus of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.He is best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and for his computer science textbooks, regarded as standard texts in the field. He regards his teaching job as his most important work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew S. Tanenbaum has received more than 405,459 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 15 out of 187Before him are Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, Marvin Minsky, Edgar F. Codd, and Ray Kurzweil. After him are Ken Thompson, Vint Cerf, Alan Kay, George Dantzig, John Backus, and Larry Page.

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Among people born in 1944, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 65Before him are Udo Kier, Thein Sein, Nebahat Çehre, R. Lee Ermey, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, and Erwin Neher. After him are Peter Tosh, Bernard Cornwell, David J. Wineland, Peter Mayhew, Kary Mullis, and Patrick Sercu.

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Among people born in United States, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 1,213 out of 12,171Before him are Shelley Winters (1920), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Count Basie (1904), Barry Nelson (1917), Scott Glenn (1939), and Rip Torn (1931). After him are Kirk Hammett (1962), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Shelley Duvall (1949), George Benson (1943), John Dickson Carr (1906), and Tori Amos (1963).