Name: Dennis Ritchie
Full Name: Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie
Born: September 9, 1941, Bronxville, New York, U.S.
Died: October 8, 2011 (aged 70), Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, U.S.
... Occupation: Computer Scientist, Head of Lucent Technologies (A subsidiary of AT&T Bell Labs).
Father: Alistair E. Ritchie
Institutions: Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs
Alma Mater: Harvard University
Graduation in Physics and Applied Mathematics (1963)
Ph.D. in Computer Sciences with topic “Subrecursive Hierarchies of Functions” (1968)
Professional Life: Bell Labs Computing Sciences Research Center (1967), Lucent Technologies (1996)
Research Partner: Kenneth Thompson
Languages: ALTRAN, B, BCPL, C
Operating Systems: Multics, Unix
The C Programming Language (1978) commonly referred to as K&R with co-author Kernighan.
Unix Programmer’s Manual (1971) known asthe “man pages”.
Turing Award (1983)
IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (1990)
National Medal of Technology (1999)
Japan Prize for Information and Communication (2011)