Turing award goes to woman for first time

Frances E. Allen, who began work at IBM in 1957, has received the Association for Computing Machinery’s 2006 Turing award and is the first woman to receive this honor in the forty years that it has been offered. Her work has focused on compilers and machine architecture. For some historical perspective on pioneering women, check out Ada and Grace: Practical Visionaries.

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One Response to Turing award goes to woman for first time

  1. ben says:

    (The Turing Award is widely considered the “Nobel Prize in Computing.” It carries a $100,000 prize, with financial support provided by Intel Corporation.) I think it is wondreful when people are awarded to the extent of how much effort they put forth. This is great! Yesss!

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