Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Barbara Liskov wins
A.M. Turing Award

ACM has just announced that Barbara Liskov is the winner of this year's A.M. Turing Award, widely considered to be "the Nobel Prize of computing."

I am especially pleased at this award. Barbara is not only a wonderful person, she is the one who introduced me to the concept of abstract data types, and her student, Steve Zilles, introduced me to algebraic specifications. These ideas had a major effect on my professional career.

News coverage.



Comment by Blogger Debora Weber-Wulff:

Great news! She deserved it years ago.

Yes, as a student I had to present one of her papers on abstract data types to our seminar group. Now we live and breathe ADTs, so the award is spot on.

I was so happy to finally meet her in person at an ICSE.

Way to go, Barb!!

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