A recipient of both the Turing Award and the IEEE John von Neumann Medal, Barbara Liskov is one of America’s most prominent computer scientists. She began her career at Mitre (a non-for-profit corporation) after graduating from Stanford, and went on to make many notable contributions to the computer science field, including the development of the Venus operating system, and the Liskov substitution principle. Check out this great video interview below from the IEEE Computer Society to hear from Barbara discuss her life and work in detail, as well as general changes in the computer science field in the last 50 years.
Happy Ada Lovelace Day! Today, in honor of Ada Lovelace, the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas” alongside historical women that have made impacts in science and math.