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Barbara Liskov Wins Turing Award

March 10, 2009

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Barbara Liskov, the first woman in the U.S. to earn a Ph.D. from a computer science department and currently a professor at MIT, was awarded the prestigious Turing Award this week by the Association for Computing Machinery. Liskov received the award, considered by many to be the Nobel Prize of computing, for her advances in ‘foundational innovations' in program language design. Full Story

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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