Edsger Wybe Dijkstra (// ; 11 Mei 1930 – 6 Augustus 2002) was 'n Nederlandse rekenaarwetenskaplike, programmeerder, sagteware ingenieur, stelselwetenskaplike, en wetenskap essayis. Hy het die 1972 Turing-toekenning ontvang vir fundamentele bydraes tot die ontwikkeling van gestruktureerde programmerings tale, en was die Schlumberger Centennial Chair of Computer Sciences by die Universiteit van Texas at Austin van 1984 tot 2000.
Kort voor sy dood in 2002, hy het die ACM PODC Influential Paper Award in verspreide rekenaars ontvang vir sy werk oor selfstabilisering van programberekening. Hierdie jaarlikse toekenning is die volgende jaar herdoop na die Dijkstra-prys ter ere van hom.
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- "Edsger Dijkstra | Dutch computer scientist".
- Istrail (2008). "A prolific writer, he [Dijkstra] authored more than 1,300 papers, many written by hand in his precise and elegant script. They were essays and parables; fairy tales and warnings; comprehensive explanation and pedagogical pretext. Most were about mathematics and computer science; others were trip reports that are more revealing about their author than about the people and places visited. This “Dijkstranian style” of writing flourished on the frontier between technical computing science and the philosophy substantiating its distinguished development. It was his habit to copy each paper and circulate it to a small group of colleagues who would copy and forward the papers to another limited group of scientists. (...) I read them with joy and excitement and my love for mathematics and computer science has been influenced in no small measure by his works."