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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Ken_ThompsonKen Thompson - Wikipedia

    Kenneth Lane Thompson (born February 4, 1943) is an American pioneer of computer science.Thompson worked at Bell Labs for most of his career where he designed and implemented the original Unix operating system.

  2. www.wikiwand.com › en › Ken_ThompsonKen Thompson - Wikiwand

    Kenneth Lane Thompson is an American pioneer of computer science. Thompson worked at Bell Labs for most of his career where he designed and implemented the original Unix operating system. He also invented the B programming language, the direct predecessor to the C programming language, and was one of the creators and early developers of the Plan 9 operating system. Since 2006, Thompson has ...

  3. Kenneth Thompson. 1943 -- Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1943-1960 - Navy brat moving every few years. 1965-66 -- Graduates with B.S and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. 1966 -- Joins Bell Labs Computing Research Department, working on the Multics project.

  4. May 2, 2024 · Kenneth Lane Thompson (born Feb. 4, 1943, New Orleans, La., U.S.) is an American computer scientist and cowinner of the 1983 A.M. Turing Award, the highest honour in computer science. Thompson and the American computer scientist Dennis M. Ritchie were cited jointly for “their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically ...

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  5. computerhistory.org › profile › ken-thompsonKen Thompson - CHM

    Ken Thompson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1943. He received a BS (1965) and MS (1966) in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley. In 1969, Thompson and colleague Dennis Ritchie created the UNIX operating system at Bell Telephone Laboratories. UNIX was a scaled-down version of the MIT MULTICS operating system, one ...

  6. Kenneth Thompson is a computer scientist who co-developed the Unix operating system with Dennis Ritchie. He also created the B and C programming languages, the Unicode character encoding system, and the chess-playing computer Belle.

  7. Ken Thompson is a pioneer of computer science and a co-developer of UNIX, a multi-tasking, multi-user operating system. He also invented the C programming language, the UTF-8 character encoding and the chess-playing computer Belle.

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