Ralph Johnson (computer scientist)

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Ralph E. Johnson
Born (1955-10-07) October 7, 1955 (age 62)
Occupation Research Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Website Ralph E. Johnson homepage

Ralph E. Johnson is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a co-author of the influential computer science textbook Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, for which he won the 2010 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award.[1]

Johnson was an early pioneer in the Smalltalk community and is a continued supporter of the language. He has held several executive roles at the ACM Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications conference OOPSLA. He initiated the popular OOPSLA Design Fest workshop.


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