Niklaus Wirth

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Niklaus E. Wirth
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Born (1934-02-15) 15 February 1934 (age 85)
CitizenshipSwitzerland
Alma mater
Known forAlgol W, Euler, Pascal, Modula, Modula-2, Oberon, Oberon-2, Oberon-07, Oberon System
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
Institutions

Niklaus Emil Wirth (born 15 February 1934) is a Swiss computer scientist. He is best known for designing several programming languages, including Pascal, and for pioneering several classic topics in software engineering. In 1984 he won the Turing Award, generally recognized as the highest distinction in computer science,[2][3] for developing a sequence of innovative computer languages.[4]

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  1. "Niklaus Wirth 2004 Fellow".
  2. Dasgupta, Sanjoy; Papadimitriou, Christos; Vazirani, Umesh (2008). Algorithms. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-352340-8., p. 317.
  3. "dblp: ACM Turing Award Lectures". www.informatik.uni-trier.de.
  4. "Niklaus E. Wirth - A.M. Turing Award Laureate". amturing.acm.org.