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Abstraction is at the center of much work in Computer Science. It encompasses finding the right interface for a system as well as finding an effective design for a system implementation. Filmed at qconlondon.com.
Barbara Liskov is an Institute Professor at MIT, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the ACM. Awards received: ACM Turing Award, the ACM SIGPLAN Programming Language Achievement Award, the IEEE Von Neumann medal, lifetime achievement award from the Society of Women Engineers.