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Prof. Barbara Liskov of MIT, Weizmann Women & Science Award Laureate

Prof. Liskov at receiving the Weizmann Women prize

The 12th Weizmann Women & Science Award-winner is an American computer scientist whose ideas have shaped modern computer systems and language.  Prof. Barbara Liskov, an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, adds the honor this month to her John Von Neumann Medal and the Turing Award—considered the Nobel Prize for computer science—among many others.
Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph, Vice President of the Weizmann Institute of Science for Resource Development and Public Affairs, presented the award to her at a ceremony on campus on April 5. The objective of the award, which comes with a $25,000 research grant, is to promote women in science, and encourage the next generation of women scientists through strong role models.