Brian Kernighan is a computer scientist, who worked at the Bell Labs and is best known for inventing C programming language with Dennis Ritchie.
He was instrumental in writing the first book about C and developing the Awk programming language. He authored many Unix programs, including ditroff.
He now holds a professorship in the department of computer science at Princeton University.
His papers include:
- Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language (http://www.lysator.liu.se/c/bwk-on-pascal.html) (See Pascal)
-  (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~bwk/) Brian Kernighan's home page