Liskov named to National Inventors Hall of Fame
March 1, 2012
The National Inventors Hall of Fame has named Professor Barbara Liskov as one of its 2012 inductees. Liskov, an Institute Professor at MIT and a principal investigator at CSAIL, is honored for her contributions to programming languages and system design.
According to a statement on the National Inventors Hall of Fame website, “MIT Institute Professor Liskov is considered an innovator in the design of computer programming languages, largely for helping to make computer programs more reliable, secure, and easy to use. Her innovations can be found within almost all modern programming languages.”
Liskov 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.
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