Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup was elected to the Electronic Design 2013 Hall of Fame. The editors of Electronic Design* base their selection of each year's new inductees on contribution, industry impact, lasting achievement, and reader input. Dr. Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ and continues to work on the maintenance and revision of that standard.
In his role as a Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor and College of Engineering Endowed Chair in Computer Science, Dr. Stroustrup is an extraordinary educator. He has published more than a hundred academic and more popular papers. His programming textbook "Programming - Principles and Practice using C++," has been translated into at least seven languages. It was written specifically for people who have little programming experience and is used as the required textbook for electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science students who are beginning their academic careers at Texas A&M. He is also the author of "The C++ Programming Language, Fourth Edition." Dr. Stroustrup teaches freshmen and graduate students.
Prior to joining Texas A&M in 2002, Dr. Stroustrup was well-known through his active role in the creation of the ANSI/ISO standard for C++. Using C++ as his tool, Dr. Stroustrup pioneered the use of object-oriented and generic programming techniques in application areas where efficiency is a premium; examples include general systems programming, switching, simulation, graphics, user-interfaces, embedded systems, and scientific computation. For about two decades, C++ has been among the most widely used programming languages.
His research interests include distributed systems, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of IEEE and ACM. Dr. Stroustrup holds an advanced degree from the University of Aarhus in his native Denmark and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cambridge University, England.
*Electronic Designis the largest print magazine for the electronic design industry. Its well-known technology editors print the latest news about products in emerging technologies for the industry. It was founded in 1962 and has a circulation of 141,000. Its website is updated daily.