American-Dutch computer scientist and professor emeritus of computer science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He is best known as the author of MINIX, a free Unix-like operating system for teaching purposes, and for his computer science textbooks, regarded as standard texts in network analysis by me van valkenburg pdf field. He regards his teaching job as his most important work.
Since 2004 he has operated Electoral-vote. Tanenbaum, was born in New York City and grew up in suburban White Plains, New York.
His paternal grandfather was born in Khorostkiv in the Austro-Hungarian empire. He received his bachelor of Science degree in Physics from MIT in 1965 and his Ph. University of California, Berkeley in 1971. Tanenbaum also served as a lobbyist for the Sierra Club.
He moved to the Netherlands to live with his wife, who is Dutch, but he retains his United States citizenship. He teaches courses about Computer Organization and Operating Systems and supervises the work of Ph. On 9 July 2014, he announced his retirement.
Tanenbaum is well recognized for his textbooks on computer science. Computer Networks, co-authored with David J. His book, Operating Systems: Design and Implementation and MINIX were Linus Torvalds’ inspiration for the Linux kernel. In his autobiography Just for Fun, Torvalds describes it as “the book that launched me to new heights”.
His books have been translated into many languages including Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Mexican Spanish, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish. They have appeared in over 175 editions and are used at universities around the world. Tanenbaum has had a number of Ph. Werner Vogels, the Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.
In the early 1990s, the Dutch government began setting up a number of thematically oriented research schools that spanned multiple universities. These schools were intended to bring professors and Ph. This school initially consisted of nearly 200 faculty members and Ph.