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Bjarne Stroustrup. By Evan Feiereisel CSCE 221H Spring 2014. Bjarne Stroustrup. Born: December 30, 1950 in Aarhus, Denmark Master’s in Mathematics and Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark – 1975 Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Cambridge, England – 1979

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    1. Bjarne Stroustrup By Evan Feiereisel CSCE 221H Spring 2014

    2. Bjarne Stroustrup • Born: December 30, 1950 in Aarhus, Denmark • Master’s in Mathematics and Computer Science from Aarhus University, Denmark – 1975 • Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Cambridge, England – 1979 • Creator of C++

    3. C++ • Began developing C++ in 1979 (initially called “C with Classes”) • First version of C++ was used in AT&T labs in August 1983 • Released first commercial version to the public October 1985 • Published 1st edition of The C++ Programming Language - 1985 • C++ Standards Committee updated C++ in 1998 (C++98), 2003 (C++03), and 2011 (C++11)

    4. Work History • Joined the Computer Science Research Center of Bell Telephone Laboratories – 1979 • Bell Labs became the AT&T Research Labs • Left AT&T in late 2002 but kept a link as an AT&T Fellow till 2012. • Joined the Computer Science Department of Texas A&M University – 2002 • Professor and College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at A&M from 2002 – 2014 • Distinguished Research Professor at A&M as of January 2014

    5. Additional Work • Spent a significant amount of time at the Computer Science departments of the University of Cambridge, Columbia University, and Princeton University • Joined the board of advisors for RollApp, a Cloud computing startup – October 2011 • Managing Director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley

    6. Publications • The C++ Programming Language – 1st Edition 1985, 2nd Edition 1991, 3rd Edition 1997, “special” Edition 2000, 4th Edition 2013 • The Annotated C++ Reference Manuel – 1990 • The Design and Evolution of C++ - 1st Edition 1994 • Programming: Principles and Practice Using C++ - 1st Edition 2008

    7. Notable Honors • Grace Murray Hopper Award – 1993 • IEEE Computer Society Computer Entrepreneur Award – 2004 • William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement – 2005 • IEEE Fellow - 2005 • Dr. Dobbs’s Excellence in Programming award – 2008

    8. Works Cited • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjarne_Stroustrup • http://www.stroustrup.com/bs_faq.html#invention • http://www.cplusplus.com/info/history/ • http://www.stroustrup.com/bio.html • http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7099