John Hopcroft

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John Edward Hopcroft (born October 7, 1939) is an American theoretical computer scientist. His textbooks on theory of computation (also known as the Cinderella book) and data structures are regarded as standards in their fields. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hopcroft has received more than 129,477 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. John Hopcroft is the 113th most popular computer scientist (down from 84th in 2019), the 7,064th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,458th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, John Hopcroft ranks 113 out of 205. Before him are Richard Garriott, Richard E. Stearns, James H. Clark, Karen Spärck Jones, Bill Joy, and Robert Fano. After him are Jan Koum, John L. Hennessy, Michael Dertouzos, Steve Russell, Randy Pausch, and Scott Fahlman.

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Among people born in 1939, John Hopcroft ranks 368Before him are Nur Misuari, Barney McKenna, Artur Chilingarov, George M. Whitesides, Larry Linville, and Cleve Moler. After him are Björn Engholm, Peter S. Beagle, Ole Ellefsæter, Yaakov Neeman, Stuart Kauffman, and Mohammad-Reza Shafiei Kadkani.

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Among people born in United States, John Hopcroft ranks 7,064 out of 15,968. Before him are Jenni Rivera (1969), Randy Johnson (1963), Timothy B. Schmit (1947), Drea de Matteo (1972), Cleve Moler (1939), and Charles Lang (1902). After him are Stanley A. McChrystal (1954), Alan Ball (1957), Robert Hays (1947), Dennis Johnson (1954), John Paul Stevens (1920), and Mildred McDaniel (1933).


Among computer scientists born in United States, John Hopcroft ranks 67Before him are Eugene Garfield (1925), Peter Norton (1943), Jack Dorsey (1976), Richard E. Stearns (1936), James H. Clark (1944), and Bill Joy (1954). After him are John L. Hennessy (1952), Steve Russell (1937), Randy Pausch (1960), Scott Fahlman (1948), Radia Perlman (1951), and Jaron Lanier (1960).