Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Computer Scientist

1944 –

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Who is Andrew S. Tanenbaum?

Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum is an American computer scientist and professor of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

He is best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and for his computer science textbooks, regarded as standard texts in the field. He regards his teaching job as his most important work. Since 2004 he has operated Electoral-vote.com, a website dedicated to analysis of polling data in federal elections in the United States.

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Born
Mar 16, 1944
New York City
Also known as
  • Andrew Tanenbaum
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Physics
    ( - 1965)
  • Doctorate, University of California, Berkeley
    Physics
    ( - 1971)
Employment
  • Vrije Universiteit
Lived in
  • Amsterdam

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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