List of University of California, Los Angeles People - Notable Alumni - Academia, Science and Technology

Academia, Science and Technology

  • Allen Adham, B.S. Engineering, 1990 – co-founder, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Sara Alpern, M.A. History, 1968 – professor of feminist history, Texas A&M University
  • William Arveson – mathematician; professor of mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Guido Tabellini, PhD 1984 – rector, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Molefi Kete Asante, PhD 1968 – professor of African-American studies, Temple University; founder of the theory of Afrocentricity
  • June Bacon-Bercey, B.S. 1954, M.S. 1955 – expert on weather, first African American as well as first woman to be awarded the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval
  • Paul Baran, M.S. 1959 – Internet pioneer
  • Barry Boehm, M.S. 1961, PhD 1964 – computer scientist; designed the constructive-cost model in software engineering
  • Vinton Cerf, M.S. 1970, PhD 1972 – Internet pioneer; recipient of the Turing Award and Presidential Medal of Freedom; frequently called the "Father of the Internet"
  • Steven N. S. Cheung – former head, School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong Kong
  • Juan Cole – professor of history, University of Michigan
  • Steve Crocker, B.A. 1968, PhD 1977 – Internet pioneer
  • Walter Cunningham, B.A. 1960, M.A. 1961 – American astronaut; Apollo lunar-module pilot, Apollo 7
  • Robert von Dassanowsky – professor of German culture and film studies, University of Colorado at Boulder; film and cultural historian; film producer
  • Mike Davis – writer and urban theorist; creative-writing professor, University of California, Riverside
  • Edward Diller, B.A. 1953 – professor of Germanic languages and literature, University of Oregon
  • Glenn S. Dumke, PhD 1942 – historian; chancellor, California State University
  • Eliza T. Dresang, M.A. in library and information science
  • Charles Elachi, M.S. 1983 – director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Larry J. Estrada, PhD 1990 – professor; president, National Association for Ethnic Studies (2002–2010)
  • Thomas Everhart, M.S. 1955 – physicist; former president, California Institute of Technology
  • Anna Lee Fisher, B.S. 1971, M.D. 1976 – astronaut
  • Claude S. Fischer, B.A. 1968 – sociologist; professor of sociology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Biruté Galdikas, B.S. 1966, M.A. 1969, PhD 1978 – primatologist; considered the world's foremost expert in primatology
  • Louis M. Goldstein, PhD 1977 – professor of linguistics and psychology, Yale University
  • Marc L. Greenberg (sl:Marc L. Greenberg), B.A. 1983, PhD 1990 – professor of Slavic languages, University of Kansas
  • Francis Gunther, M.A. 1941, PhD 1947 – professor of chemistry and entomology, University of California, Riverside, father of pesticide residue chemistry, Advisory to: the Food and Drug Administration, National Science Foundation, the National Research Foundation, and the Ford Foundation
  • David Ho – physician and AIDS researcher; 1996 Time Person of the Year
  • John Keith Irwin (1929–2010), B.A. – author; professor of sociology, San Francisco State University
  • Charlie Jackson, B.A. 1972 – co-founder, FutureWave Software which created Adobe Flash
  • Kay Redfield Jamison – writer; psychiatry professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Maulana Karenga – former chairperson of the black-studies department, California State University, Long Beach; founder of Kwanzaa
  • Kenneth Kaushansky- Dean of Stony Brook University School of Medicine, physician, former Editor-in-chief of Blood, past president of the American Society of Hematology
  • Ed Krupp, PhD 1972 – astronomer; author; director, Griffith Observatory
  • Jim Lanzone – president, CBS Interactive
  • Ralph Larkin, PhD 1969 – sociologist
  • Steven Lehrer – medical researcher and writer
  • Antony Garrett Lisi – theoretical physicist
  • Elizabeth Loftus – psychologist; professor, University of California, Irvine; influential for her studies on human memory
  • Ramon Makintatcash – Mamon; his all about his green
  • Geoffrey Marcy – astronomer; professor of physics and astronomy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Nathan Myhrvold, B.A. and M.S. 1979 – former chief technology officer, Microsoft; board of trustees member, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Michael Morhaime, B.S. 1990 – co-founder, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Steven Muller – former president, Johns Hopkins University
  • Story Musgrave, M.B.A. 1959 – astronaut
  • David Nagel, PhD – former president and chief executive officer, PalmSource
  • Hugh Nibley, B.A., history – writer and scholar; professor of ancient studies, Brigham Young University
  • David A. Patterson, A.B. (1960), M.S. (1970), PhD (1976) – professor of computer science, University of California, Berkeley; one of the pioneers of both RISC and RAID
  • Frank Pearce, B.S. 1990 – co-founder, Blizzard Entertainment
  • John L. Phillips – astronaut
  • George C. Pimentel, B.S. 1943 – former professor of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley; inventor of the chemical laser; namesake of the George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education (originally sponsored by Dow Chemical and currently by Rohm and Haas); namesake of Pimental Hall, University of California, Berkeley
  • James D. Plummer, B.S. 1966 – dean, Stanford University School of Engineering
  • Jon Postel, B.S. 1966, M.S. 1968, PhD 1974 – Internet pioneer
  • Alvin F. Poussaint – professor of psychiatry, Harvard University
  • Hilary Putnam – philosopher of mind, language and mathematics; philosophy professor, Harvard University
  • Henry Samueli, B.S. 1975, M.S. 1976, PhD 1980 – professor of electrical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles; co-founder of Broadcom; namesake of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, UCLA; namesake of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine
  • Elliott See, M.S. 1962 – astronaut
  • Richard A. Tapia – mathematician; advocate for under-represented minorities in science education; professor of computational and applied mathematics, Rice University
  • Paul Terasaki – organ-transplant medicine and tissue typing
  • Marc Tremblay, M.S. 1985, PhD 1991 – chief architect, Sun Microsystems; co-designer of several of its microprocessors
  • Taylor Wang, B.S. 1967, M.S. 1968, PhD 1971 – astronaut; professor of mechanical engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Fred Whipple, B.S. 1927 – astronomer; proposed the dirty-snowball theory of the composition of comets; namesake of the Whipple Observatory in Arizona
  • Charles E. Young, M.A. 1957, PhD 1960 – former chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles

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