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Barbara Liskov

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Barbara Liskov (born November 7, 1939 as Barbara Jane Huberman) is an American computer scientist who has made pioneering contributions to programming languages and distributed computing. Her notable work includes the development of the Liskov substitution principle which describes the fundamental nature of data abstraction, and is used in type theory (see subtyping) and in object-oriented programming. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Liskov has received more than 456,232 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Barbara Liskov is the 31st most popular computer scientist (up from 45th in 2019), the 2,334th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,103rd in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Barbara Liskov ranks 31 out of 201Before her are Ward Cunningham, Jef Raskin, Leonard Kleinrock, Kevin Mitnick, Tony Hoare, and Ivan Sutherland. After her are J. C. R. Licklider, Luigi Federico Menabrea, Peter Naur, Ken Kutaragi, Maurice Wilkes, and Brian Kernighan.

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Among people born in 1939, Barbara Liskov ranks 121Before her are Neil Sedaka, Alexandros Panagoulis, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Michu Meszaros, Karel Brückner, and Joseph D. Pistone. After her are Velibor Vasović, Tarcisio Burgnich, Stanisław Dziwisz, Boris Kolker, Pilar Bardem, and Norman Davies.

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Among people born in United States, Barbara Liskov ranks 2,334 out of 18,182Before her are Charlie Munger (1924), Michael W. Young (1949), Wade Williams (1961), Sela Ward (1956), Fred Ward (1942), and Kamehameha II (1797). After her are Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Alice Ball (1892), Elizabeth McGovern (1961), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), and William Joyce (1906).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Barbara Liskov ranks 21Before her are John Backus (1924), Ward Cunningham (1949), Jef Raskin (1943), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Kevin Mitnick (1963), and Ivan Sutherland (1938). After her are J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Nolan Bushnell (1943), Allen Newell (1927), Jack Dorsey (1976), Frances E. Allen (1932), and Don Norman (1935).