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  • Name: Edsger W. Dijkstra
  • Born: 05/11/1930
  • Died: 08/06/2002 (72 years old)
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Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (/ˈdkstrə/; Dutch:[ˈɛtsxər ˈʋibə ˈdɛikstra] listen); 11 May 1930 – 6 August 2002) was a Dutch computer scientist, programmer, software engineer, systems scientist, science essayist, and pioneer in computing science. A theoretical physicist by training, he worked as a programmer at the Mathematisch Centrum (Amsterdam) from 1952 to 1962. A university professor for much of his life, Dijkstra held the Schlumberger Centennial Chair in Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until his retirement in 1999. He was a professor of mathematics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (1962–1984) and a research fellow at the Burroughs Corporation (1973–1984).

School: Leiden University, (B.S., M.S.), University of Amsterdam, (Ph.D.)

Birth Place: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Death Place: Nuenen, Netherlands

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