Ada Lovelace
#711 Overall Influence

Ada Lovelace

English mathematician, considered the first computer programmer

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Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is believed by some to be the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and to have published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of computers and as one of the first to be a computer programmer.

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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#11 World Rank
Computer Science
#21 World Rank
Engineering
#352 World Rank
Mathematics
#11138 World Rank
Literature