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April 2, 2009: An Interview with 2008 ACM Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov

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Today's Topic: An Interview with 2008 ACM Turing Award Winner Barbara Liskov
April 2, 2009

An interview with 2008 ACM A.M. Turing Award winner Barbara Liskov is available to listen to online at http://www.stephenibaraki.com/audio/Barbara_Liskov.mp3.

Conducted by Stephen Ibaraki as part of his interview series for CIPS Connections, the 38-minute segment includes Liskov’s recollections on her career and her views on a number of future technologies.

Included are her thoughts on: how she was initially attracted to computing; the challenges she has faced; the impact of her work; her current work; the challenges we face ahead and how we can prepare for them; the top lessons she has learned, among many other points.

Selected excerpts from the interview, as well as additional background, are available at: http://www.acm.org/membership/liskov-interview.