Edsger Dijkstra

Edsger Dijkstra

Born: May 11, 1930

Died: August 6, 2002

Nationality: Dutch

Occupation: Scientist

Biography: Edsger Wybe Dijkstra was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 2000.

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