Member
Dr. Dennis M. Ritchie
1941-2011
Dr. Dennis M. Ritchie
Member
Member of the Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
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  • 1988
  • Computer Science and Engineering
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  • 1988
  • Computer Science and Engineering
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  • 1988
  • Computer Science and Engineering
Memorial Tribute

BY BRIAN W. KERNIGHAN

DENNIS M. RITCHIE, creator of the C programming language and cocreator of the Unix operating system, died on ­October 12, 2011, at the age of 70.

Dennis was born in Bronxville, New York, on September 9, 1941. His father, ...

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Election Citation
For development of the 'C' programming language and for codevelopment of the UNIX operating system.
Employment
  • Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
  • AT&T Bell Laboratories
  • Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
  • Lucent Technologies