List of Father of Various Fields - Computer Science & Electronics

List of Father of Various Fields:Computer
In this post, we are going to learn about some of the important scientists / inventors / mathematicians of the past and the present who made significant contributions in their area of study and were acknowledged as Father of their respective fields.

Computer & Electronics

  • Father of Computer – Charles Babbage.
  • Father of Computer Science – Alan Turing.
  • Father of Computing Age – Wilhelm Schickard (First automatic calculator, 1623).
  • Father of Cloud Computing – Dr. Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider.
  • Father of Information Technology – Claude Elwood Shannon.
  • Father of Information Technology & Telecom Revolution of India– Rajiv Gandhi.
  • Father of Binary Code – Gottfried Leibniz & Eugene Paul Curtis.
  • Father of Binary Digit Computer – Konrad Zuse.
  • Father of Data Processing – Herman Hollerith.
  • Father of Computer Architecture – John Von Neumann.
  • Father of Computer Virology – John Von Neumann.
  • Father of Analog Computer – Lord Kelvin (Tide predictor, 1837).
  • Father of Electronic Digital Computer – John Vincent Atanasoff (Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC),1942).
  • Father of PC (Personal Computer) – Henry Edward Roberts  (Altair 8800, 1974). 
  • Father of Floppy Disc – Alan Shugart. 
  • Father of CD – James Russell. 
  • Father of Mouse – Douglas Engelbert. 
  • Father of Barcode Reader – Norman Joseph Woodland.
  • Father of Disk Drive – Reynold B. Johnson.
  • Father-Founder of Free Software/Free Software Movement  – Richard Stallman.
  • Father/Mother of Computer programming – Ada Lovelace.
  • Father of DOS  – Tim Paterson.
  • Father of Internet – Vint Cerf.
  • Father of World Wide Web – Tim Berners-Lee.
  • Father of Search Engine – Jonathon Fletcher.*
  • Father of Email Service – Ray Tomlinson.**
  • Father of 'C' Language – Dennis Ritchie.
  • Father of ‘C++’ Language – Bjarne Stroustrup.
  • Father of FORTRAN – John Backus. 
  • Father of ‘Java’ – James Gosling.
  • Father of ‘JavaScript'– Brendan Eich.
  • Father of Electronics – John Ambrose Fleming.
  • Father of Supercomputing – Seymour Cray.
  • Father of Indian Supercomputing – Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar.
  • Father of Robotics (early) – Ismail Al-Jazari (also known as Leonardo da Vinci of the East).
  • Father of Robotics – Nikola Tesla.
  • Father of Modern Robotics Industry – Joseph F. Engelberger.
  • Father of Robotics in India – Raj Reddy.
  • Father of Artificial Intelligence (AI) – John Mccarthy.
  • Father of Pentium Chip – Vinod Dham.
  • Father of Video Games – Ralph Baer.
  • Father of Mobile/Cellphone – Martin Cooper.
  • Father of SMS (Short Message Service) – Matti Makkonen.
  • Father of Laptop – Bill Moggridge.
  • Father of Wi-Fi – Vic Hayes.
  • Father of Fibre Optics Communications – Narinder Singh Kapany (Indian Origin, passed away on Dec 04, 2020).
  • Father of Android – Andy Rubin.


*Jonathon Fletcher invented the First Web Crawling Search Engine – Jumpstation at the University of Stirling in Scotland on 21 December 1993.

**Ray Tomlinson is globally acknowledged as the inventor of email for ARPAnet. But Indian-born Scientist V. A. Shiva Ayyadurai raised a controversial claim for the title, claiming he wrote an email software program for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) in 1978, called "EMAIL" at the age of 14.
  • Autobiography of Charles Babbage – A passage from the life of a philosopher.

**updated according to current statistics.