Rudy von Bitter Rucker (born March 22, 1946) is an American computer scientist and science fiction author, often included in lists of cyberpunk authors.
He is best known for his novels The Hacker and The Ants. He is the great-great-great-grandson of Georg Hegel.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he attended Swarthmore College as an undergraduate student (Bachelor's in mathematics) and Rutgers University as a graduate student (Master's and Ph.D. in mathematics). He is now a professor at San Jose State University