Barbara Liskov Awarded 2008 Turing

MIT’s Barbara Liskov, the first woman in the US to receive a PhD in computer science (Stanford – 1968), will receive the 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award for “For contributions to practical and theoretical foundations of programming language and system design, especially related to data abstraction, fault tolerance, and distributed computing.”

Considered by some to be the “Nobel” for computer science, the Turing Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to individuals who have made lasting, major technical contributions to the computing community. ACM will present the award (which includes a prize of $250,000) to Dr. Liskov at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 27 here in San Diego.

Press release and more about the A.M. Turing Award. Plus more articles about the Liskov’s winning the award.

Dr. Liskov’s website at MIT, including a bibliography of publications–many of which are available in the ACM Digital Library.

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