Yukihiro Matsumoto

Computer Scientist

1965 –

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Who is Yukihiro Matsumoto?

Yukihiro Matsumoto (松本行弘, Matsumoto Yukihiro, a.k.a. Matz, born 14 April 1965) is a Japanese computer scientist and software programmer software programmer best known as the chief designer of the Ruby programming language.

He was born in Osaka Prefecture, in westernHonshū. According to an interview conducted by Japan Inc., he was a self-taught programmer until the end of high school. He graduated with an information science degree from Tsukuba University, where he associated himself with research departments dealing with programming languages and compilers.

As of 2006, Matsumoto is the head of the research and development department at the Network Applied Communication Laboratory, an open source systems integrator company in Shimane prefecture. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a missionary for the church. Matsumoto is married and has four children.

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Born
Apr 14, 1965
Osaka
Also known as
  • Matsumoto Yukihiro
  • まつもとゆきひろ
  • 松本行弘
  • Matz
Religion
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Ethnicity
  • Japanese
Nationality
  • Japan
Profession
Education
  • University of Tsukuba
    Programming language
Employment
  • Director of Research, Network Applied Communication Laboratory
    (2006/01 - 2007/09/14)
Lived in
  • Osaka Prefecture

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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