Alan Turing
#70 Overall Influence

Alan Turing

British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist

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Alan Mathison Turing was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully recognised in his home country during his lifetime due to his homosexuality and because much of his work was covered by the Official Secrets Act.
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University of Manchester
University of Manchester

Public research university in Manchester, England

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University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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#1 World Rank
Computer Science
#16 World Rank
Mathematics
#94 World Rank
Biology
#384 World Rank
Philosophy