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Ken Thompson

Ken ThompsonAKA Kenneth L. Thompson

Born: 4-Feb-1943
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Computer Programmer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-creator of UNIX

Wife: Bonnie

    University: BS Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley (1965)
    University: MS Electrical Engineering, UC Berkeley (1966)
    Professor: UC Berkeley (1975-76)
    Professor: University of Sydney, Australia (1988)

    Bell Laboratories (1966-2000)
    National Academy of Engineering 1980
    National Academy of Sciences 1980
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation 27-Apr-1999
    Turing Award 1983

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