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Dennis M. Ritchie

Dennis M. Ritchie, American software engineer. Achievements include co-developer of the Uniplex Information and Computing System Operating System in 1969; development of C Programming Language; exploration of distributed operating systems, languages and routing/switching hardware. Member of National Academy of Engineering.

Background

  • Ritchie, Dennis M. was born on September 9, 1941 in Bronxville, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Harvard University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics, Harvard University, 1968.

    Career

    • With Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, since 1967. Head system software research department Computing Sciences Research Center Bell Laboratories (Lucent Technologies), 1990—2005. Head system software research, convergence software & computer science lab Bell Laboratories (Alcatel/Lucent), since 2005.

      Head efforts to create Plan 9 operating system, 1995. Heads efforts to create the Inferno operating system, 96.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include co-developer of the Uniplex Information and Computing System Operating System in 1969. Development of C Programming Language. Exploration of distributed operating systems, languages and routing/switching hardware.

    Works

    • Co-author (with Brian Kernighan): The C Programming Language, 1978.

    Membership

    Member of National Academy of Engineering.
    Dennis M. Ritchie
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    Born September 9, 1941
    Nationality
    • 1963
      Harvard University
    • 1968
      Harvard University
    • 1967
      With Bell Laboratories
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1990 - 2005
      head, system software research department Computing Sciences Research Center Bell Laboratories (Lucent Technologies)
    • 2005
      head, system software research