2005 Dr. Brian Kernighan

Dr Brian Kernighan”Computers: What Matters, and Why”

Brian Kernighan received his BASc from the University of Toronto in 1964 and a PhD in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1969. He was a member of the Computing Science Research center at Bell Labs until 2000, and is now a professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton. He is the author of 8 books (including the well known “white book” on C with Dennis Ritchie) and some technical papers, and holds 4 patents. Brian’s research areas include programming languages, tools and interfaces that make computers easier to use, often for non-specialist users. He is also interested i