MUSLIM CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMPUTERS AND LASERS (NOT IN USA)

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PC VIRUS
Amjad Farooq Alvi (1961 – ) in January 1986 in Pakistan wrote and unleashed the first PC computer virus (Brain), which was spread by inserting an infected floppy disk.

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER PROCESSING
Shahid Hussain Bokhari (1952 – ) is a Pakistani who received his PhD in computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts. He made major contributions to automatic load balancing in parallel and distributed computer processing while a university professor in Pakistan who as a visiting professor also did research in the United States.

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Amjad Farooq Alvi invented a PC virus that was spread by floppy disks.

PC VIRUS
Amjad Farooq Alvi (1961 – ) and his
brother Basit in January 1986 in Pakistan wrote and unleashed the first PC computer virus (Brain). [Viruses on other computers had existed prior to that.] Brain was spread by inserting an infected floppy disk. The brothers deny the rumor that Brain was intended to punish people making copies of floppies to avoid paying the brothers for software.


DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER PROCESSING
Shahid Hussain Bokhari (1952 – ) is a Pakistani who received his PhD in computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts. He made major contributions to automatic load balancing in parallel and distributed computer processing while a university professor in Pakistan. As a visiting professor, he also did research for NASA in the United States.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahid_Hussain_Bokhari  He has done research at universities in the United States, Japan and Germany,

LASERS
In Malaysia, professor of physics Harith Ahmad has a doctorate in laser technology from the University of Wales, and holds 10 patents for lasers used at the Malaysian Telephone Company.

Image by George Chernilevsky,, via Wikimedia Commons.
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