Barbara Jane Huberman Liskov (born November 7, 1939 in Los Angeles ) is an American computer scientist . She works as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT . In 1968, she became the first woman in the United States to receive a Ph.D. from Stanford University. in computer science and in 2008 the second woman to receive the Turing Award (after Frances E. Allen ).
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Liskov received her bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1961 from the University of California, Berkeley . She then worked for a year at the think tank Miter Corporation and at Harvard University as a programmer, and finally at Stanford University as a research assistant in the field of AI , until she worked there in 1968 with A Program to Play Chess End Games at John McCarthy her computer science Ph.D. received. She went back to Miter until 1972, then to MIT, where she was a research assistant until 1976 and an associate professor until 1980 and has been a professor ever since.
Barbara Liskov led numerous important projects, including the design and implementation of the programming languages CLU and Argus as well as the object-oriented database management system Thor . Together with Jeannette Wing , she developed the Liskov substitution principle, which is important for object-oriented programming .
Liskov was on the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council and the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation , and advised Bolt Beranek and Newman , the Digital Equipment Corporation , Hewlett-Packard , the NCR Corporation , among others and Prime Computer .
- Member of the American National Academy of Engineering
- Member of the National Academy of Sciences
- Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Fellow of the ACM
- 2004 John von Neumann Medal for " fundamental contributions to programming languages, programming methodology, and distributed systems " (translated as follows: " Fundamental contributions to programming languages, programming methodologies and distributed systems ")
- 2005 honorary doctorate from ETH Zurich
- 2008 Turing Award
- 2018 Computer Pioneer Award
- with John Guttag : Abstraction and Specification in Program Development (= MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ). MIT Press , Cambridge 1986, ISBN 0-262-12112-3 ( limited preview in Google Book Search [accessed November 7, 2019]).
- with John Guttag : Program Development in Java . Abstraction, Specification, and Object-Oriented Design. Addison-Wesley , Boston etc. 2001, ISBN 0-201-65768-6 ( limited preview in Google Book Search [accessed November 7, 2019]).
- Barbara Liskovs site at MIT (English)
- Videos by and about Barbara Liskov in the AV portal of the Technical Information Library
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Liskov, Barbara Jane Huberman; Liskov, Barbara H .; Huberman, Barbara Jane (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American computer scientist and Turing Prize winner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 7, 1939|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||los Angeles|