Dr Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Dr Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie

Birth
Bronxville, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 12 Oct 2011 (aged 70)
Berkeley Heights, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 78320781 · View Source
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American computer scientist notable for developing the software language "C" & for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating systems such as Multics & Unix. He received the Turing Award in 1983 & the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. Ritchie graduated from Harvard University with degrees in physics & applied mathematics. In 1967, he began working at the Bell Labs Computing Sciences Research Center, and in 1968, he received a Ph.D. from Harvard. His remains were discovered on October 12th & no verified exact death date is certain.


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  • Created by: JohnRobert Mauney
  • Added: 13 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 78320781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (9 Sep 1941–12 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 78320781, ; Maintained by JohnRobert Mauney (contributor 47310410) Unknown.