Frances E. Allen

1932 - 2020

Frances E. Allen

Frances Elizabeth Allen (August 4, 1932 – August 4, 2020) was an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Allen was the first woman to become an IBM Fellow and in 2006 became the first woman to win the Turing Award. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, program optimization, and parallelization. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frances E. Allen has received more than 180,346 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 53rd most popular computer scientist.

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  • 180k

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  • 51.44

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.90

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Frances E. Allen ranks 52 out of 187Before her are Alexey Pajitnov, Leslie Lamport, Ken Kutaragi, Charles Bachman, Joseph Weizenbaum, and Warren Weaver. After her are Vernor Vinge, Robert W. Floyd, James Gosling, Larry Wall, Ron Rivest, and Nolan Bushnell.

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Among people born in 1932, Frances E. Allen ranks 177Before her are Dhirubhai Ambani, Inese Jaunzeme, Parry O'Brien, Tony Brooks, Francis Arinze, and Richard Lester. After her are Majel Barrett, Bob Pettit, Erró, Carlos Borges, Branko Lustig, and Stefanie Zweig. Among people deceased in 2020, Frances E. Allen ranks 37Before her are Robert Conrad, Kobe Bryant, Florian Schneider, Manu Dibango, Wilford Brimley, and Jean Kennedy Smith. After her are Rubem Fonseca, Rishi Kapoor, Chadwick Boseman, Henri Richard, Ray Clemence, and Fred Willard.

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Among people born in United States, Frances E. Allen ranks 3,027 out of 12,171Before her are Ty Cobb (1886), Besse Cooper (1896), Richard Lester (1932), Scott Carpenter (1925), Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891), and Joseph Valachi (1904). After her are Dennis Wilson (1944), Chris O'Donnell (1970), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Everett McGill (1945), Jay Rockefeller (1937), and Debra Paget (1933).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Frances E. Allen ranks 32Before her are Allen Newell (1927), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Fred Brooks (1931), Leslie Lamport (1941), Charles Bachman (1924), and Warren Weaver (1894). After her are Vernor Vinge (1944), Robert W. Floyd (1936), Larry Wall (1954), Ron Rivest (1947), Nolan Bushnell (1943), and Richard M. Karp (1935).

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