Bjarne Stroustrup

VISITING PROFESSOR

513 Computer Science Building

Research Interests

Programming, software design, distributed computing, programming languages

Research Areas

Computing Systems

Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ as well as the author of The C++ Programming Language (Fourth Edition), A Tour of C++ (Second edition), Programming: Principles and Practice using C++ (Second Edition), and many popular and academic publications. For 30 years, C++ has been one of the most widely used programming languages. He is actively involved in the ISO standardization of C++.

He holds a masters in Mathematics from Aarhus University, where he is an honorary professor, and a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, where he is an honorary fellow of Churchill College.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs
  • University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs
  • Department head at Bell Labs and AT&T Labs
  • University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University
  • Technical Fellow and Managing director at Morgan Stanley

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2019 Honorary doctor of University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain
  • 2018 The John Scott Legacy Medal and Premium from The Franklin Institute and the City Council of Philadelphia
  • 2018 The Computer Pioneer Award from The IEEE Computer Society
  • 2018 The Charles Stark Draper Prize from The US National Academy of Engineering
  • 2017 The Faraday Medal from the IET (Institute of Engineering Technology)
  • 2015 Fellow of the Computer History Museum
  • 2015 The Dahl-Nygaard senior prize from The European Organization for Object-Oriented Technologies
  • 2010 The University of Aarhus's Rigmor og Carl Holst-Knudsens Videnskapspris
  • 2008 Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming award
  • 2005 The William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement from Sigma Xi (the scientific research society)
  • 2005 Fellow of the IEEE
  • 1993 Fellow of the ACM

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