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Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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Andrew Stuart Tanenbaum (born March 16, 1944), sometimes referred to by the handle ast, is an American-Dutch computer scientist and professor emeritus of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands.He is the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and has written multiple 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 601,600 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Andrew S. Tanenbaum is the 17th most popular computer scientist (down from 15th in 2019), the 1,200th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,329th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Computer Scientist.

Andrew S. Tanenbaum is most famous for his work in computer science, specifically in the development of MINIX, a Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes.

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Among computer scientists, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 17 out of 201Before him are Linus Torvalds, John McCarthy, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Vint Cerf, and Edgar F. Codd. After him are Ray Kurzweil, Ken Thompson, Dorothy Vaughan, Marvin Minsky, Guido van Rossum, and Alan Kay.

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Among people born in 1944, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 71Before him are Udo Kier, Peter Weir, Maria João Pires, David J. Wineland, Bernard Cornwell, and Nelson Freire. After him are Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Günter Netzer, Klaus Nomi, Bernhard Schlink, Serge Haroche, and Jeroen Krabbé.

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Among people born in United States, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 1,200 out of 18,182Before him are Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Andrew Garfield (1983), Morgan Fairchild (1950), Fred Trump (1905), Paul Krugman (1953), and Avery Brundage (1887). After him are Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Pete Seeger (1919), J. K. Simmons (1955), Vincente Minnelli (1903), Stanley Kramer (1913), and Stephanie Kwolek (1923).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Andrew S. Tanenbaum ranks 9Before him are Dennis Ritchie (1941), Donald Knuth (1938), George Dantzig (1914), John McCarthy (1927), Larry Page (1973), and Vint Cerf (1943). After him are Ray Kurzweil (1948), Ken Thompson (1943), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Marvin Minsky (1927), Alan Kay (1940), and John Backus (1924).