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Andrew Tanenbaum is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He is the principal designer of three operating systems: TSS-11, Amoeba, and MINIX. Tanenbaum is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE, and a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computer Science.