IT Honor Roll

The IT History Society wishes to acknowledge individuals who have made a noteworthy and out of the ordinary contribution to the information technology industry. Suggestions should be submitted by the community and not the individual. All submissions are subject for review by the IT Honor Roll Committee. If you have someone you'd like to nominate for the "IT Honor Roll," please submit it to us here.


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Mina Spiegel Rees

ONR Computer research and development and first woman of the AAAS


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Charles Antony Richard Hoare

Best known for the development of Quicksort, one of the world's most widely used sorting algorithms and the formal language Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP)

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Douglas B. Lenat

Prominent in research of artificial intelligence and machine learning

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Donald Lester Bitzer

Co-inventor of the Plasma Display, and is regarded as the "father of PLATO, the first generalized computer assisted instruction system

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Chong-Tang (Jonney) Shih

Led the Asustek Computer engineering teams to design a new, more mobile computer, the result of which is the Netbook, a mini-laptop

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Charles F. Webb

Made of major contributions to a number of System/390 and zSeries mainframe processors

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Philibert Maurice d'Ocagne

His most innovative contributions took the form of graphical methods, whose multiplicity systematized and clarified the name nomografía or calculation by means of nomograms


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Alexander Bain

Inventor of the electric clock and pioneer of telegraph


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