Dennis Ritchie

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Head of System Software Research Department (Lucent Technologies, 2007)
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Physics and Applied Mathematics (Harvard University)
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For their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically for the implementation of the UNIX operating system (1983, Turing Award, Ken Thompson)
for co-inventing the UNIX operating system and the C programming language which together have led to enormous advances in computer hardware, software, and networking systems and stimulated growth of an entire industry, thereby enhancing American leadershi (1999, National Medal of Technology)

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Murray Hill, New Jersey

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