Liskov receives Katayanagi Prize for Research Excellence
October 14, 2011
CSAIL Principal Investigator Barbara Liskov has been awarded a Katayanagi Prize for Research Excellence. The Katayanagi Prizes in Computer Science are awarded annually to the best and brightest researchers in the field of computer science, presented by Carnegie Mellon University and endowed by Japanese entrepreneur and education advocate Koh Katayanagi.
Liskov, an Institute Professor at MIT and head of the Programming Methodolgy Group at CSAIL, is world-renowned for her pioneering work in programming languages and distributed systems. In 2009, she received the A.M. Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery.
“Barbara Liskov has made many fundamental contributions to computer science, including the development of several important programming languages, new theories of object-oriented programming and important algorithms for managing distributed systems,” said Randal E. Bryant, dean of the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science.