Liskov in 2010.
|Born||Barbara Jane Huberman
November 7, 1939
|Institutions||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||A Program to Play Chess End Games (1968)|
|Doctoral advisor||John McCarthy|
|Doctoral students||Atul Adya, Sameer Ajmani, Russel Atkinson, Valdis Berzins, Toby Bloom, Winnie Cheng, Sheng-Yang Chiu, James Cowling, Mark Day, Sanjay Ghemawat, Robert Gruber, Maurice Herlihy, Deborah Hwang, Deepak Kapur, Rivka Ladin, Mark Laventhal, Ben Leong, Umesh Maheshwari, J. Eliot Moss, Andrew Myers, Brian Oki, Miguel Oom Temudo de Castro, Dan Ports, Rodrigo Rodrigues, Justin Schaffert, David Andrew Schultz, Alan Snyder, Benjamin Vandiver, William Weihl|
Barbara Liskov (born November 7, 1939 as Barbara Jane Huberman) is an American computer scientist who is an institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ford Professor of Engineering in its School of Engineering's electrical engineering and computer science department.
Life and career
Liskov was born in 1939 California, the eldest of Jane (née Dickhoff) and Moses Huberman's four children. She earned her BA in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1961. In 1968 Stanford University made her one of the first women in the United States to be awarded a Ph.D. from a computer science department. The topic of her Ph.D. thesis was a computer program to play chess endgames. In 1970, she married Nathan Liskov, and their son, Moses Liskov, was born in 1975.
Liskov has led many significant projects, including the Venus operating system, a small, low-cost and interactive timesharing system; the design and implementation of CLU; Argus, the first high-level language to support implementation of distributed programs and to demonstrate the technique of promise pipelining; and Thor, an object-oriented database system. With Jeannette Wing, she developed a particular definition of subtyping, commonly known as the Liskov substitution principle. She leads the Programming Methodology Group at MIT, with a current research focus in Byzantine fault tolerance and distributed computing.
Recognition and awards
Liskov is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In 2002, she was recognized as one of the top women faculty members at MIT, and among the top 50 faculty members in the sciences in the U.S.
In 2004, Barbara Liskov won the John von Neumann Medal for "fundamental contributions to programming languages, programming methodology, and distributed systems". On 19 November 2005, Barbara Liskov and Donald E. Knuth were awarded ETH Honorary Doctorates. Liskov and Knuth were also featured in the ETH Zurich Distinguished Colloquium Series.
Liskov received the 2008 Turing Award from the ACM, in March 2009, for her work in the design of programming languages and software methodology that led to the development of object-oriented programming. Specifically, Liskov developed two programming languages, CLU in the 1970s and Argus in the 1980s. The ACM cited her contributions to the practical and theoretical foundations of "programming language and system design, especially related to data abstraction, fault tolerance, and distributed computing."
Barbara Liskov is the author of three books and over a hundred technical papers.
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- Liskov, B.; Snyder, A.; Atkinson, R.; Schaffert, C. (August 1977). "Abstraction mechanisms in CLU". Comm. ACM 20 (8): 564–576. doi:10.1145/359763.359789. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Liskov, B. (March 1988). "Distributed programming in Argus". Comm. ACM 31 (3): 300–312. doi:10.1145/42392.42399.
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- Prof. Liskov's home page
- Programming Methodology Group
- Turing Award press release
- Tom Van Vleck, Barbara Liskov, A.M. Turing Award Winner
- National Public Radio "Science Friday" interview with Barbara Liskov, originally aired on 13 Mar 2009
- Celebrating Women of Distinction, Barbara Liskov, Turing Award interview by, Stephen Ibaraki
- "Barbara Liskov: An Interview Conducted by William Aspray, IEEE History Center, August 6, 1991". GHN: IEEE Global History Network. Retrieved 2013-11-29.
- John V. Guttag, Barbara Liskov, The Electron and The Bit: EECS at MIT, 1902-2002, Chapter VII: "Pioneering Women in EECS", pp. 225-239, 2003, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT
- Barbara Liskov named Institute Professor, MIT News, July 1, 2008
- Department News: Barbara Liskov named Institute Professor, EECS Newsletter, Fall 2008
- Natasha Plotkin, Barbara Liskov named Institute Professor, The Tech (MIT), 128,29, July 9, 2008
- Robert Weisman, Top prize in computing goes to MIT professor, The Boston Globe, March 10, 2009
- Erica Naone, Driven to Abstraction, MIT Technology Review, December 21, 2009
- Barbara Liskov at the Chess programming wiki