Bjarne Stroustrup is the creator, inventor and developer of the widely used and popular c++ programming language. He was born on December 30, 1950 in Arhus, Denmark. He is a computer scientist. Stroustrup has a master's degree in mathematics and computer science (1975) from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and a Ph.D. in computer science (1979) from the University of Cambridge, England. He was the head of AT&T Lab's Large-scale Programming Research department, from its creation until late 2002. He is currently Professor and holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at the Texas A&M University.