Tech giant Google pays honour to Michael Dertouzous, the famous computer scientist from Greece on his 82nd birthday. Through Google doodle, Dertouzos is being sketched with a chalk on the hand. Along with him, small pictures of computers and internet is also being portrayed in the sketch.
Mr Dertouzous predicted the impact of the internet in the modern world and the popularity of personal computers. At MIT, he helped the institute to maximize the potential of computers.
Michael Dertouzous was born on November 5, 1936, in Athens, Greece. His father worked as concert paint and an admiral in the Greek navy. Mr Dertouzous completed his graduation from Athens College, after that he joined the University of Arkansas for pursuing masters. Later on, he completed his PhD from MIT. After that, in 1968, he joined as a faculty there.
He served as a professor for the students of the electrical engineering and computer sciences at MIT itself. From 1974- 2001, he was the director in the laboratory of computer science department.
He started a company called Computek, Inc. with Marvin C. Lewis and Dr Huber Graham in 1968. The company mainly manufactured graphics and intelligent terminals.
Mr Dertouzous passed away at the age of 64 on August 27, 2001, in Generalhospital. He was buried at the first cemetery of Athens.