100 Notable alumni of
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 472nd in the world, 187th in North America, and 174th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won Nobel Prizes in Physics.

  1. Keith Raniere

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    Keith Raniere
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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    cult leader
    Biography

    Keith Allen Raniere is an American felon, convicted sex trafficker and the founder of NXIVM, a multi-level marketing company and cult based near Albany, New York.

  2. Jack Swigert

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    Jack Swigert
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-1982 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerastronautaircraft pilotaerospace engineer
    Biography

    John Leonard "Jack" Swigert Jr. was an American NASA astronaut, test pilot, mechanical engineer, aerospace engineer, United States Air Force pilot, and politician. In April 1970, as command module pilot of Apollo 13, he became one of twenty-four astronauts who flew to the Moon.

  3. Matt Patricia

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    Matt Patricia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    coach
    Biography

    Matthew Edward "Matt" Patricia is an American football assistant to the head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He has served 14 seasons as an assistant coach with the Patriots, including six seasons as the team's defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2017. During his first tenure with the Patriots, Patricia won three Super Bowls, two as defensive coordinator, and presided over a defense in 2016 that led the league in fewest points allowed. He was also the head coach of the Detroit Lions from 2018 to 2020. Following his firing from Detroit, Patricia rejoined the Patriots.

  4. David Hayter

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    David Hayter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    voice actorscreenwritertelevision actorfilm directorfilm actor
    Biography

    David Hayter is a Canadian actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is well known as the English-language voice actor for Solid Snake and Naked Snake in the Metal Gear video game series. He also co-wrote the films X-Men, X2, and Watchmen, and was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Writing in 2000 for his work on X-Men. Hayter voices King Shark on The Flash.

  5. Raymond Tomlinson

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    Raymond Tomlinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2016 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    programmerinventor
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    Raymond Samuel Tomlinson was a pioneering American computer programmer who implemented the first email program on the ARPANET system, the precursor to the Internet, in 1971; It was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to ARPANET. Previously, mail could be sent only to others who used the same computer. To achieve this, he used the @ sign to separate the user name from the name of their machine, a scheme which has been used in email addresses ever since. The Internet Hall of Fame in its account of his work commented "Tomlinson's email program brought about a complete revolution, fundamentally changing the way people communicate".

  6. Dennis Tito

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    Dennis Tito
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    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurastronautengineer
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    Dennis Anthony Tito is an American engineer and entrepreneur, most widely known as the first space tourist to fund his own trip into space. In mid-2001, he spent nearly eight days in orbit as a crew member of ISS EP-1, a visiting mission to the International Space Station. This mission was launched by the spacecraft Soyuz TM-32, and was landed by Soyuz TM-31.

  7. Bankole Wellington

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    Bankole Wellington
    Born in
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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    songwriterrapperactorsinger
    Biography

    Olubankole Wellington, popularly known by his stage name Banky W and credited in film as Banky Wellington, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, actor, entrepreneur and politician.

  8. Ivar Giaever

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    Ivar Giaever
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1929-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    physicistprofessor
    Biography

    Ivar Giaever is a Norwegian-American engineer and physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973 with Leo Esaki and Brian Josephson "for their discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in solids". Giaever's share of the prize was specifically for his "experimental discoveries regarding tunnelling phenomena in superconductors".

  9. Adam Oates

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    Adam Oates
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Adam Robert Oates is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, former co-head coach for the New Jersey Devils and former head coach for the Washington Capitals. He played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Edmonton Oilers. Known as an elite playmaker, Oates' career total of 1,079 assists was the fifth-highest total in NHL history at the time of his 2004 retirement.

  10. Ely S. Parker

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    Ely S. Parker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1895 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ely Samuel Parker, born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa, was a Tonawanda Seneca U.S. Army officer, engineer, and tribal diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War, when he served as adjutant and secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant. He wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender terms at Appomattox. Later in his career, Parker rose to the rank of brevet brigadier general. When Grant was elected president, he appointed Parker as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post.

  11. Mark Russinovich

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    Mark Russinovich
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    computer scientistprogrammerwriterbusiness executive
    Biography

    Mark Eugene Russinovich is a Spanish-born American software engineer who serves as CTO of Microsoft Azure. He was a cofounder of software producers Winternals before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2006.

  12. George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr

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    George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr
    Born in
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    Years
    1859-1896 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    engineercivil engineerinventor
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    George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. was an American civil engineer. He is mostly known for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

  13. Bobby Farrelly

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    Bobby Farrelly
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Robert Leo Farrelly Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is one of the Farrelly brothers, alongside his brother Peter, and together are known directing and producing quirky, slightly offensive comedy films such as Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself and Irene, There's Something About Mary, and the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid.

  14. Steven Sasson

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    Steven Sasson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    inventorelectrical engineer
    Biography

    Steven J. Sasson is an American electrical engineer and the inventor of the self-contained (portable) digital camera. Sasson is a 1972 (BS) and 1973 (MS) graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in electrical engineering. He attended and graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School. He has worked for Eastman Kodak since shortly after his graduation from engineering school.

  15. Washington Roebling

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    Washington Roebling
    Born in
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    Years
    1837-1926 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Washington Augustus Roebling was an American civil engineer best known for supervising the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which was initially designed by his father John A. Roebling. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War as an officer and was present at the Battle of Gettysburg.

  16. Harold J. Greene

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    Harold J. Greene
    Born in
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    Years
    1959-2014 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Studied in 1980
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Harold Joseph "Harry" Greene was a United States Army general who was killed during the War in Afghanistan. During his time with the United States Army, he held various commands associated with engineering and logistical support for United States and coalition troops. At the time of his death, he was deputy commanding general of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan.

  17. Hani al-Mulki

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    Hani al-Mulki
    Born in
    Jordan Flag Jordan
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Hani Fawzi Mulki is a Jordanian politician that held several ministerial and diplomatic positions, and he was Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority before his designation as Prime Minister by King Abdullah II and approval by the House of Representatives on 29 May 2016.

  18. Marcian Hoff

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    Marcian Hoff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    engineerinventorcomputer scientist
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    Marcian Edward "Ted" Hoff Jr. is one of the inventors of the microprocessor.

  19. Erin Crocker

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    Erin Crocker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    racing driverlacrosse player
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    Erin Mary Crocker Evernham is an American race car driver and broadcaster with the Motor Racing Network's Winged Nation. In the past, she played soccer, tennis, and varsity lacrosse on both her high school and college teams. Her motorsports career stalled due to poor results and a personal relationship between Crocker and her former boss, team owner and now husband, Ray Evernham.

  20. Jon Hall

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    Jon Hall
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    programmerengineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Jon "maddog" Hall is the Board Chair for the Linux Professional Institute.

  21. Dan Buckley

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    Dan Buckley
    Occupations
    publisher
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    Dan Buckley is an American publishing executive, known for his work as Publisher, and then as President of Marvel Entertainment from 2003 to January 2017

  22. Erin Hoffman

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    Erin Hoffman
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    Erin Hoffman is an American game developer, blogger, and fantasy writer. She has published three fantasy novels, and been the lead designer on multiple games such as Kung Fu Panda World, GoPets: Vacation Island, and Frontierville. Her anonymous post as a disgruntled "EA Spouse" in 2004, based on the working conditions of her husband who was an Electronic Arts developer, led to industry-wide awareness of the frequent use of "crunch time" overtime work to complete games in the video game industry.

  23. Brandon Pirri

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    Brandon Pirri
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Brandon Pirri is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Blackhawks in the second round (59th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Pirri has also played for the Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, and Vegas Golden Knights.

  24. Joé Juneau

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    Joé Juneau
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Joseph Juneau is a Canadian former professional hockey player and engineer, born in Pont-Rouge, Quebec. He played in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes and the Montreal Canadiens.

  25. Bert Sutherland

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    Bert Sutherland
    Born in
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    Years
    1936-2020 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    William Robert Sutherland was an American computer scientist who was the longtime manager of three prominent research laboratories, including Sun Microsystems Laboratories (1992–1998), the Systems Science Laboratory at Xerox PARC (1975–1981), and the Computer Science Division of Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. which helped develop the ARPANET.

  26. Peter Schwartz

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    Peter Schwartz
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Peter Schwartz is an American futurist, innovator, author, and co-founder of the Global Business Network (GBN), a corporate strategy firm, specializing in future-think and scenario planning.

  27. Theodore Judah

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    Theodore Judah
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    Years
    1826-1863 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    engineerinventorrailway engineer
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    Theodore Dehone Judah was an American civil engineer who was a central figure in the original promotion, establishment, and design of the First Transcontinental Railroad. He found investors for what became the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR). As chief engineer, he performed much of the route survey work to determine the best alignment for the railroad over the Sierra Nevada, which was completed six years after his death.

  28. James Cantor

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    James Cantor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    James M. Cantor is an American-Canadian clinical psychologist and sexologist specializing in hypersexuality and paraphilias.

  29. Gregory Reid Wiseman

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    Gregory Reid Wiseman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautengineeraircraft pilot
    Biography

    Gregory Reid "Tonto" Wiseman is an American astronaut, engineer, and naval aviator. Wiseman was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20 and qualified as an astronaut in 2011. Wiseman took part in his first spaceflight as part of the crew of Expedition 40/41, which launched to the International Space Station on May 28, 2014, and returned on November 10, 2014. Before joining NASA, Wiseman was a Naval Aviator and test pilot. Wiseman was the Deputy Chief of the Astronaut Office from June 2017, working under Chief Astronaut Patrick Forrester. On December 20, 2020 he was promoted to Chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA.

  30. Walter L. Sharp

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    Walter L. Sharp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Walter Lawrence "Skip" Sharp, is a retired United States Army four-star general, who last served as the Commander, United Nations Command, Commander, ROK-US Combined Forces Command and Commander, U.S. Forces Korea from June 3, 2008 to July 14, 2011. He previously served as the Director of the Joint Staff from 2005 to June 2008. Sharp retired from the Army in July 2011.

  31. David Ferrucci

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    David Ferrucci
    Occupations
    artificial intelligence researcher
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    David Ferrucci was the principal investigator who in 2007–2011 led a team of IBM and academic researchers and engineers to the development of the Watson computer system that won a television quiz.

  32. Jang Show-ling

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    Jang Show-ling
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
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    Jang Show-ling is a Taiwanese economist.

  33. Thomas Farrell

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    Thomas Farrell
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    Years
    1891-1967 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Major General Thomas Francis Farrell was the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Field Operations of the Manhattan Project, acting as executive officer to Major General Leslie R. Groves, Jr.

  34. John Olver

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    John Olver
    Born in
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    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    In 1955 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    John Walter Olver is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 1st congressional district from 1991 to 2013. Raised on a farm in Pennsylvania, Olver graduated from college at the age of 18 and went on to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later taught chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for eight years.

  35. Henry Augustus Rowland

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    Henry Augustus Rowland
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    Years
    1848-1901 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
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    Henry Augustus Rowland FRS HFRSE (November 27, 1848 – April 16, 1901) was an American physicist and educator. Between 1899 and 1901 he served as the first president of the American Physical Society. He is remembered primarily for the high quality of the diffraction gratings he made and for the work he did with them on the solar spectrum.

  36. Jeffrey M. Friedman

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    Jeffrey M. Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    geneticistuniversity teacher
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    Jeffrey M. Friedman is a molecular geneticist at New York City's Rockefeller University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His discovery of the hormone leptin and its role in regulating body weight has had a major role in the area of human obesity. Friedman is a physician scientist studying the genetic mechanisms that regulate body weight. His research on various aspects of obesity received national attention in late 1994, when it was announced that he and his colleagues had isolated the mouse ob gene and its human homologue. They subsequently found that injections of the encoded protein, leptin, decreases body weight of mice by reducing food intake and increasing energy expenditure. Current research is aimed at understanding the genetic basis of obesity in human and the mechanisms by which leptin transmits its weight-reducing signal.

  37. Richard Mastracchio

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    Richard Mastracchio
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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    astronautengineerphysicist
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    Richard Alan "Rick" Mastracchio is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He has flown on three NASA Space Shuttle missions as a mission specialist in addition to serving as a Flight Engineer on the Soyuz TMA-11M (Expedition 38/Expedition 39) long duration mission aboard the International Space Station. He is currently the Senior Director of Operations for Commercial Resupply Services at Orbital ATK.

  38. Emily Gorcenski

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    Emily Gorcenski
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    data scientistactivist
    Biography

    Emily Gorcenski is an American data scientist and activist who now resides in Germany. Gorcenski was a counter-protester at the Unite the Right rally in 2017, and subsequently created the site 'First Vigil' to track the trial information of white nationalists.

  39. Samuel Wells Williams

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    Samuel Wells Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1812-1884 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    lexicographerlinguistsinologistmissionaryhistorian
    Biography

    Samuel Wells Williams was a linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist from the United States in the early 19th century.

  40. Michael D. West

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    Michael D. West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    biologist
    Biography

    Michael D. West is a biogerontologist, and a pioneer in stem cells, cellular aging and telomerase. He is the founder and CEO of AgeX Therapeutics, a startup focused on the field of experimental gerontology.

  41. Rusi Taleyarkhan

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    Rusi Taleyarkhan
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Rusi P. Taleyarkhan is a nuclear engineer and academic fraudster who has been a faculty member in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University since 2003. Prior to that, he was on staff at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1977 and MS and PhD (Nuclear Engineering and Science) degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1978 and 1982 respectively. He also holds an MBA (Business Administration) from RPI.

  42. Don L. Anderson

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    Don L. Anderson
    Born in
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    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    geologistuniversity teachergeophysicist
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    Don Lynn Anderson was an American geophysicist who made significant contributions to the understanding of the origin, evolution, structure, and composition of Earth and other planets. An expert in numerous scientific disciplines, Anderson's work combined seismology, solid state physics, geochemistry and petrology to explain how the Earth works. Anderson was best known for his contributions to the understanding of the Earth's deep interior, and more recently, for the plate theory hypothesis that hotspots are the product of plate tectonics rather than narrow plumes emanating from the deep Earth. Anderson was Professor (Emeritus) of Geophysics in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He received numerous awards from geophysical, geological and astronomical societies. In 1998 he was awarded the Crafoord Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences along with Adam Dziewonski. Later that year, Anderson received the National Medal of Science. He held honorary doctorates from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (where he did his undergraduate work in geology and geophysics) and the University of Paris (Sorbonne), and served on numerous university advisory committees, including those at Harvard, Princeton, Yale, University of Chicago, Stanford, University of Paris, Purdue University, and Rice University. Anderson's wide-ranging research resulted in hundreds of published papers in the fields of planetary science, seismology, mineral physics, petrology, geochemistry, tectonics and the philosophy of science.

  43. Jerry D'Amigo

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    Jerry D'Amigo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jerry Vincent D'Amigo is an American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing with the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL. D'Amigo was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round, 158th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

  44. Ronald J. Zlatoper

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    Ronald J. Zlatoper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Ronald Joseph Zlatoper is a retired United States Navy four star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) from 1994 to 1996.

  45. Claire M. Fraser

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    Claire M. Fraser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    biologistmicrobiologist
    Biography

    Claire M. Fraser is an American genome scientist and microbiologist who has worked in microbial genomics and genome medicine. Her research has contributed to the understanding of the diversity and evolution of microbial life. Fraser is the director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where she holds the Dean's Endowed Professorship in the School of Medicine. She has joint faculty appointments at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Departments of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology. In 2019, she began serving a one-year term as President-Elect for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which will be followed by a one-year term as AAAS president starting in February 2020 and a one-year term as chair of the Board of Directors in February 2021.

  46. Alexander Cassatt

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    Alexander Cassatt
    Born in
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    Years
    1839-1906 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    Alexander Johnston Cassatt was the seventh president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR), serving from June 9, 1899, to December 28, 1906. The painter Mary Cassatt was his sister.

  47. James Hall

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    James Hall
    Born in
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    Years
    1811-1898 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    paleontologistgeologistzoologistbotanistpathologist
    Biography

    James Hall Jr. was an American geologist and paleontologist. He was a noted authority on stratigraphy and had an influential role in the development of paleontology in the United States.

  48. Victor Peng (CEO)

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    Victor Peng (CEO)
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    businessperson
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    Victor Peng is a Taiwanese-American technology executive and CEO of Xilinx, an American technology company that supplies programmable logic devices.

  49. L. Scott Rice

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    L. Scott Rice
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Leon Scott Rice is the former director of the Air National Guard. He previously served as The Adjutant General (TAG) and Commander of the Massachusetts National Guard and as an assistant to Gen Mark A. Welsh III, former commander of the United States Air Forces in Europe. Rice has also served as commander of USAF Forces deployed for United States Central Command in the Middle East Area of Operations. He is a Boeing 777 first officer flying for United Airlines (though currently on a military leave of absence) in Washington Dulles International Airport. On 3 April 2012 he was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick as The Adjutant General (TAG) of the Massachusetts National Guard and reappointed as The Adjutant General by Governor Charles Baker on 12 May 2015. Rice retired from the U.S. Air Force on 1 August 2020 after over 40 years of service.

  50. Matt Murley

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    Matt Murley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Matt Murley is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Phoenix Coyotes in the National Hockey League (NHL).

  51. Edward Zander

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    Edward Zander
    Born in
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Edward J. Zander is an American business executive. He was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Motorola from January 2004 until January 2008, remaining as chairman until May 2008. His work in the technology sector included management positions at Data General and Apollo Computer before joining Sun Microsystems in 1987, where he was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President.

  52. Eben Norton Horsford

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    Eben Norton Horsford
    Born in
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    Years
    1818-1893 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eben Norton Horsford was a United States scientist who taught agricultural chemistry in the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard from 1847 to 1863. Later he was known for his reformulation of baking powder, his interest in Viking settlements in North America, and the monuments he built to Leif Erikson.

  53. Douglass Houghton

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    Douglass Houghton
    Born in
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    Years
    1809-1845 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    politiciangeologistphysicist
    Biography

    Douglass Houghton was an American geologist and physician, primarily known for his exploration of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. It was the site of a copper boom and extensive copper mining beginning in the 19th century. He was appointed in 1839 as the first state geologist of Michigan, after it was admitted to the union, and served in that position for the rest of his life.

  54. Peter E. Hart

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    Peter E. Hart
    Years
    1940s
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Peter E. Hart is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He was chairman and president of Ricoh Innovations, which he founded in 1997. He made significant contributions in the field of computer science in a series of widely cited publications from the years 1967–75 while associated with the Artificial Intelligence Center of SRI International, a laboratory where he also served as director.

  55. Alicia Boler Davis

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    engineer
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    Alicia Boler Davis is Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment at Amazon.

  56. Ebenezer Emmons

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    Ebenezer Emmons
    Born in
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    Years
    1799-1863 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    geologistuniversity teacherbotanist
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    Ebenezer Emmons, was a pioneering American geologist whose work includes the naming of the Adirondack Mountains in New York as well as a first ascent of Mount Marcy.

  57. Michael Friendly

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    Michael Friendly
    Born in
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    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    psychologist
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    Michael Louis Friendly is an American-Canadian psychologist, Professor of Psychology at York University in Ontario, Canada, and director of its Statistical Consulting Service, especially known for his contributions to graphical methods for categorical and multivariate data, and on the history of data and information visualisation.

  58. Howard Wainer

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    statistician
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    Howard Wainer is an American statistician, past principal research scientist at the Educational Testing Service, adjunct professor of statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and author, known for his contributions in the fields of statistics, psychometrics, and statistical graphics.

  59. Nick Donofrio

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    1945-.. (age 76)
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    businessperson
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    Nicholas Michael Donofrio is an American scientist and engineer and was the Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology at the IBM Corporation until 2008. Upon retirement, he was selected as an honorary IBM Fellow, the company’s highest technical honor. He holds seven technology patents, is a member of numerous technical and science honor societies, and holds several scientific board positions.

  60. Marta Bohn-Meyer

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    1957-2005 (aged 48)
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    engineeraircraft pilot
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    Marta Bohn-Meyer was an American pilot and engineer.

  61. Mike Zalewski

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    1992-.. (age 29)
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    ice hockey player
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    Michael Zalewski is an American professional ice hockey player. He is currently under contract with Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Zalewski previously played with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  62. Edwin B. Crocker

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    1818-1875 (aged 57)
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    art collectorlawyerjudge
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    Edwin Bryant Crocker was a California Supreme Court Justice and founder of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

  63. Hamid Shirvani

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    scientist
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    Hamid Augustine Shirvani is an architecture scholar and university president and chancellor emeritus.

  64. Bertram Raphael

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    artificial intelligence researcher
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    Bertram Raphael is an American computer scientist known for his contributions to artificial intelligence.

  65. Chris Wysopal

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    Chris Wysopal is an entrepreneur, computer security expert and co-founder and CTO of Veracode. He was a member of the high-profile hacker think tank the L0pht where he was a vulnerability researcher.

  66. William Chesarek

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    William David Chesarek Jr., DFC of Temecula, California is an officer of the United States Marine Corps. As of February 18, 2014 he holds the rank of lieutenant colonel.

  67. Van C. Mow

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    1939-.. (age 82)
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    engineer
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    Van C. Mow is a Chinese-born-American bioengineer, known as one of the earliest researchers in the field of biomechanics.

  68. William Henry Metcalf

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    1894-1968 (aged 74)
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    William Henry Metcalf VC, MM & Bar was an American soldier in the Canadian Army during World War I. Metcalf was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Although Metcalf was born in the United States, Metcalf is also considered Canadian since he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force in 1914. He is one of only six Americans to receive the Victoria Cross.

  69. Glenn K. Otis

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    1929-2013 (aged 84)
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    military personnel
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    General Glenn Kay Otis was a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command from 1981 to 1983, and as Commander in Chief, United States Army Europe/Commander, Central Army Group from 1983 to 1988. He was a native of Plattsburgh, New York.

  70. John J. Albright

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    1848-1931 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    business executive
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    John Joseph Albright was a businessman and philanthropist, and one of Buffalo's leading socialites at the turn of the 20th century.

  71. Edward D. Thalmann

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    1945-2004 (aged 59)
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    military officer
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    Capt. Edward Deforest Thalmann, USN was an American hyperbaric medicine specialist who was principally responsible for developing the current United States Navy dive tables for mixed-gas diving, which are based on his eponymous Thalmann Algorithm (VVAL18). At the time of his death, Thalmann was serving as Assistant Medical Director of the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Anesthesiology at Duke University's Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology.

  72. Lincoln D. Faurer

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    1928-2014 (aged 86)
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    military officer
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    Lieutenant General Lincoln D. Faurer was United States Air Force officer who served as Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service from 1981 to 1985.

  73. John Leonard Riddell

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    1807-1867 (aged 60)
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    botanistchemistpoliticianphysician
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    John Leonard Riddell was a science lecturer, botanist, geologist, medical doctor, chemist, microscopist, numismatist, politician, and science fiction author in the United States. He was born in Leyden, Massachusetts, the son of John Riddell and Lephe Gates. He received his B.A. and M.A. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from professor Amos Eaton and his M.D. from Cincinnati College in 1836.

  74. Richard Linn

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    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    judge
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    Richard Linn is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  75. John Alexander Low Waddell

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    1854-1938 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineer
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    Dr. John Alexander Low Waddell was a Canadian-American civil engineer and prolific bridge designer, with more than a thousand structures to his credit in the United States, Canada, as well as Mexico, Russia, China, Japan, and New Zealand. Waddell’s work set standards for elevated railroad systems and helped develop materials suitable for large span bridges. His most important contribution was the development of the steam-powered high-lift bridge. Waddell was a widely respected writer on bridge design and engineering theory, as well as an advocate for quality in higher education engineering programs. The company he founded in 1887, 'J.A.L. Waddell, Consulting Engineer,' would eventually become the modern day Hardesty & Hanover, a leading moveable bridge engineering firm. Many of Waddell's surviving bridges are now considered historic landmarks.

  76. Edgar Cortright

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    1923-2014 (aged 91)
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    scientist
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    Edgar Maurice Cortright was a scientist and engineer, and senior official at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States. His most prominent positions during his career were Director of NASA's Langley Research Center, and Chairman of the Apollo 13 Review Board which investigated the explosion that occurred during the Apollo 13 spaceflight in 1970.

  77. Jean-François Gosselin

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    1975-.. (age 46)
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    politician
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    Jean-François Gosselin is a politician from Quebec, Canada. He was an Action démocratique du Québec Member of the National Assembly for the electoral district of Jean-Lesage from 2007 to 2008. He is currently the leader of the opposition on Quebec City Council.

  78. Barry Popik

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    etymologistjudgechess player
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    Barry Popik is an American etymologist. Popik is a consulting editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and was described in The Wall Street Journal as "the restless genius of American etymology".

  79. Neil Little

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    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Leslie Neil Little, Jr. is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers organization nearly his entire professional career, helping backstop the Philadelphia Phantoms to two Calder Cup championships and playing in two career National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Flyers. Until 2015, he was previously an amateur scout for the Flyers. He is now a scout for the NHL Florida Panthers.

  80. Stephen J. Lukasik

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    1931-2019 (aged 88)
    Enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    1947-1951 graduated with bachelor's degree in physics
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    physicist
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    Stephen Joseph Lukasik was an American physicist who served in multiple high-level defense and scientific related positions for advancing the technologies and techniques for national defense and the detection and control of diverse types of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear devices. He was the second longest serving Director of DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – during which numerous new technologies including packet and internet protocols were developed. He was also the first Chief Scientist of the Federal Communications Commission where he created its Office of Science and Technology and which facilitated the commercial deployment of new technology that included spread spectrum technology.

  81. Erik Burgdoerfer

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    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Erik Lawrence Burgdoerfer is an American professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators.

  82. Boryana Rossa

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    1972-.. (age 49)
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    painter
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    Boryana Rossa is a Bulgarian interdisciplinary artist and curator making performance art, video and photographic work.

  83. Stephen E. Harris

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    physicistuniversity teacher
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    Stephen Ernest Harris is an American physicist known for his contributions to electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT), modulation of single photons, and x-ray emission.

  84. John W. Sprague

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    1817-1893 (aged 76)
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    military officerpoliticianmayorbusinesspersonrailway executive
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    John Wilson Sprague was an American soldier and railroad executive. He served as a general in the Union Army in the Western Theater of operations during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Decatur during the Atlanta Campaign. After the war, he was a railroad executive and later co-founded the city of Tacoma, Washington, serving as its first mayor.

  85. Robert C. Seacord

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    writeruniversity teacher
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    Robert C. Seacord is an American computer security specialist and writer. He is the author of books on computer security, legacy system modernization, and component-based software engineering.

  86. Jerry Kazdan

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    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
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    Jerry Lawrence Kazdan is an American mathematician noted for his work in differential geometry and the study of partial differential equations. His contributions include the Berger–Kazdan comparison theorem, which was a key step in the proof of the Blaschke conjecture and the classification of Wiedersehen manifolds. His best-known work, done in collaboration with Frank Warner, dealt with the problem of prescribing the scalar curvature of a Riemannian metric.

  87. Virgil Bogue

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    1846-1916 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineer
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    Virgil Gay Bogue was an American civil engineer who worked initially in his home state of New York before taking jobs internationally and in the western and northwestern United States. He primarily worked for railroads, though also became involved in city planning.

  88. William H. Wiley

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    1842-1925 (aged 83)
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    politicianpublisher
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    William Halsted Wiley, was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1903 to 1907 and from 1909 to 1911, and was also a co-founder and former president of the publishing company John Wiley & Sons.

  89. Brad Tapper

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    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
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    Brad Tapper is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers over parts of three seasons. After retiring from playing, he remained active in hockey as a coach. He is currently an assistant coach with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Prior to that, Tapper spent a year as the head coach of the Adirondack Thunder in the ECHL, and previously was an assistant coach with the Rochester Americans (AHL), Chicago Wolves (AHL), Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL), and Florida Everblades (ECHL).

  90. Joseph Don Carlos Young

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    1855-1938 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    1875-1879 studied civil engineering
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    architectuniversity teacherlegislator
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    Joseph Don Carlos Young was an American architect and the Church Architect for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1887 until 1893. In 1893, the office of Church Architect was dissolved (to be reinstated for a time in the mid 20th century), Young thereafter practiced privately with the LDS Church as a frequent client. Young practiced as an architect, landscape architect and designer from 1879 to circa 1935. A preponderance of his work centered on church commissions, or commissions offered him by extended Young family members, or higher echelon church friends.

  91. Leffert L. Buck

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    1837-1909 (aged 72)
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    civil engineerengineer
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    Leffert Lefferts Buck was an American civil engineer and a pioneer in the use of steel arch bridge structures.

  92. Hirai Seijirō

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    1856-1926 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    engineer
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    Hirai Seijirō was a Japanese railroad engineer.

  93. Leonor F. Loree

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    1858-1940 (aged 82)
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    executivecivil engineer
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    Leonor F. Loree was an American civil engineer and railroad executive.

  94. Scott L. Friedman

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    physician
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    Scott L. Friedman is an American scientist, professor and physician who works in the field of hepatology. Friedman has conducted pioneering research into the underlying causes of scarring, or fibrosis, associated with chronic liver disease, by characterizing the key fibrogenic cell type, the hepatic stellate cell His laboratory has also discovered a novel tumor suppressor gene, KLF6 that is inactivated in a number of human cancers including primary liver cancer. Friedman is the Fishberg Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Friedman has two children, a son, Leor Friedman, and a daughter, Yael Friedman.

  95. Truman H. Aldrich

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    1848-1932 (aged 84)
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    politicianpaleontologistcivil engineerengineerzoologist
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    Truman Heminway Aldrich was a civil engineer, a mining company executive, and a paleontologist, and briefly served in the United States House of Representatives and as Postmaster of Birmingham. He is the sole Republican ever to represent Alabama's 9th congressional district, which existed from 1893 to 1963. His brother William F. Aldrich also represented Alabama in Congress, serving three partial terms during 1896–1901 from Alabama's 4th congressional district.

  96. George Bradford Brainerd

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    1845-1887 (aged 42)
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    photographercivil engineerengineer
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    George Bradford Brainerd was an American civil engineer, amateur photographer, and an amateur natural historian.

  97. Edward C. Harwood

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    1900-1980 (aged 80)
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    economistengineer
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    Edward C. Harwood was a 20th-century economist, philosopher of science, and investment advisor who is most known for founding the nonprofit American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) in 1933, which survives today in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. AIER is a scientific research organization specialized in economics. It is one of the oldest nonprofit research organizations in the U.S. It is the parent of a for-profit subsidiary, American Investment Services, Inc.

  98. Erroll M. Brown

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    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    military officer
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    Erroll Mingo Brown is a retired rear admiral in the United States Coast Guard. Brown was the first African-American promoted to flag rank in the Coast Guard.

  99. Asa Fitch

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    1809-1879 (aged 70)
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    entomologistzoologist
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    Asa Fitch was a natural historian and entomologist from Salem, New York.

  100. Kobie Boykins

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    mechanical engineerscientist
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    Kobie Boykins is a senior mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In 2013, he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. He designed the solar array systems for the Mars exploration rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and designed the actuators on the Mars rover Curiosity. He is currently the supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for Curiosity. In 2003, he was part of NASA's M-Team, which lectured nationally to students regarding careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. He lectures internationally for National Geographic regarding exploration on Mars.