Who are the top 10 tech innovators who have emerged from academia?

1. Nikola Tesla – Known for his expertise in electrical engineering and invention of alternating current (AC) power system.
2. Tim Berners-Lee – Inventor of the World Wide Web, which revolutionized the way we access and share information.
3. Alan Turing – Pioneering computer scientist who laid the foundations of modern computer science and artificial intelligence.
4. Linus Torvalds – Creator of the Linux operating system, an open-source software widely used today.
5. Ada Lovelace – Considered the first computer programmer for her work on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine.
6. Grace Hopper – Developed the first compiler, which translated human-readable instructions into machine code.
7. John McCarthy – Coined the term “artificial intelligence” and developed the AI programming language Lisp.
8. Vint Cerf – One of the “fathers of the internet,” played a vital role in the development of TCP/IP protocols.
9. Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali – Pioneered modern cryptography and contributed to advancing secure communication.
10. Andrew Ng – A leading figure in the field of artificial intelligence and co-founder of Coursera and Google Brain.