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Barbara Liskov Admitted to National Inventors Hall of Fame March 19, 2012

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Written by Sue Gee
Monday, 05 March 2012 00:00

Barbara Liskov is among the 2012 inductees to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in recognition of her contributions to programming languages and system design.

Professor Liskov, who is a principal investigator at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), already has several other awards, including the Turing Award (2009) and the Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science (2011).

She received The Society of Women Engineers’ Achievement Award in 1996, the IEEE von Neumann medal in 2004 and in 2008, she was awarded the ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Achievement Award. She was also the first U.S. woman to receive a Ph.D. from a computer science department, which she earned at Stanford in 1968.

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