[talks] Distinguished Colloquium Speaker Wed. March 10- Barbara Liskov

Nicole E. Wagenblast nwagenbl at CS.Princeton.EDU
Thu Mar 4 17:13:54 EST 2010

The Power of Abstraction 
Barbara Liskov
Wednesday, March 10- 4:30pm
Friend Convocation Room

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. Furthermore, abstraction is the basis for program construction, allowing programs to be built in a modular fashion. This talk will discuss how the abstraction mechanisms we use today came to be, how they are supported in programming languages, and some possible areas for future research.

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