Liskov, the first U.S. woman to earn a PhD in computer science, was recognized for helping make software more reliable, consistent and resistant to errors and hacking. She is only the second woman to receive the honor, which carries a $250,000 purse and is often described as the "Nobel Prize in computing.""
This is quite an accomplishment. It also reemphasizes the role women play in the computer world. Grace Hopper, Ada Lovelace, and now add to that Barbara Liskov.