Category:Edsger Wybe Dijkstra

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English: Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (May 11, 1930 – August 6, 2002) was a Dutch computer scientist. He received the 1972 Turing Award for fundamental contributions to developing programming languages, and was the Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin from 1984 until 2000.
Nederlands: Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (11 mei 1930 – 6 augustus 2002) was een Nederlandse wiskundige en informaticus die veel voor de informatica heeft gedaan, met name op het gebied van gestructureerd programmeren. In 1972 werd hij onderscheiden met de Turing Award.
Edsger W. Dijkstra 
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Dutch computer scientist
Date of birth 11 May 1930
Date of death 6 August 2002
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
  • colorectal cancer
Educated at
Doctoral advisor
  • Adriaan van Wijngaarden
  • mathematician
  • physicist
  • computer scientist
  • engineer
  • university teacher
Member of
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Association for Computing Machinery
Field of work
  • informatics
Native language
Award received
  • Turing Award
  • ACM Fellow
  • Dijkstra Prize
  • Harry H. Goode Memorial Award
Authority control
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