Bjarne Stroustrup (born 30 December 1950) is a Danish computer scientist, most notable for the creation and development of the widely used C++ programming language.He is a Distinguished Research Professor and holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University,a visiting professor at Columbia University, and works at Morgan Stanley.
Bjarne Stroustrup is the original developer of the programming language C++. Bjarne authored "The C++ Programming Language," which has been translated into 19 languages and is one of the most widely read books of its kind. Bjarne has received numerous honors including fellowships from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and was elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In 2013, he was elected to the Electronic Design Hall of Fame. Bjarne is also a distinguished research professor in computer science at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Stroustrup was the head of AT&T Bell Labs' Large-scale Programming Research department, from its creation until late 2002. Stroustrup was elected member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2004. He is a Fellow of the ACM (1994) and an IEEE Fellow. He works at Texas A&M University as a Distinguished Professor where he holds the College of Engineering Endowed Chair in Computer Science.He is also a visiting faculty in Computer Science Department at Columbia University.ITMO University noble doctor since 2013.
In 2015, he was made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum for his invention of the C++ programming language.
Grace Murray Hopper Award (1993)
IEEE Computer Society Computer Entrepreneur Award (2004)
William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement (2005)
Dr. Dobb's Excellence in Programming award (2008)