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List of women in Computer Science

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See also List of women in software engineering for women whose work is in development rather than research.

Well-known women in computer science

  • Fran Allen, pioneer in compilers, winner of the 2006 Turing Award
  • Elisa Bertino, widely cited database and security researcher
  • Anita Borg
  • Deborah Estrin, networking researcher, one of the most widely cited computer scientists with an h-index of nearly 100 (an h-index is the highest h such that the researcher has published h papers each with h citations)
  • Sally Floyd, widely cited networking researcher, developer of key TCP specifications
  • Adele Goldberg, co-developed Smalltalk language
  • Shafi Goldwasser, theoretical computer scientist and 2012 Turing Award winner
  • Margaret Hamilton coined the term "software engineering" and was the lead flight software developer for the Apollo 11 moon landing. [1]
  • Grace Hopper
  • Sara Kiesler, widely cited human-computer interactions researcher
  • Daphne Koller, widely cited artificial intelligence researcher
  • Barbara Liskov, programming languages researcher and 2008 Turing Award winner
  • Ada Lovelace, worked on first computer, invented/discovered recursion in computer programming
  • Mary Kenneth Keller, believed to be the first female PhD in computer science
  • Radia Perlman, invented Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Karen Spärck Jones, computational linguistics and information retrieval pioneer
  • Lixia Zhang, widely cited networking researcher

Other women in computer science

See also List of women tech book writers

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