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2009-03-31 09:10:00

Women involved in computer science say more girls should consider a career in this exciting field When the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) awarded Barbara Liskov the prestigious Turing Award earlier this month, their decision and timing were perfect--Liskov is a true pioneer in her field and March is National Women's History Month. In addition to making the types of "foundational innovations" that the ACM cited in awarding the MIT professor the honor often described as the 'Nobel...

2009-03-10 08:00:00

MIT's Liskov, First U.S. Woman Ph.D. in Computer Science, Pioneered the Standard for Modern Programming Language and Software Reliability NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the winner of the 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award. The award cites Liskov for her foundational innovations to designing and building the pervasive computer system designs that power daily life. Her...


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