Adriaan van Wijngaarden

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1916 – 1987

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Who was Adriaan van Wijngaarden?

Adriaan van Wijngaarden was a Dutch mathematician and computer scientist, who is considered by many to have been the founding father of informatica in the Netherlands.

Even though he was trained as an engineer, van Wijngaarden would emphasize and promote the mathematical aspects of computing, first in numerical analysis, then in programming languages and finally in design principles of programming languages.

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Born
Nov 2, 1916
Rotterdam
Education
  • Delft University of Technology
Died
Feb 7, 1987
Amstelveen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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