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Pioneering work in programming methodology that affects all aspects of modern computing, including programming languages, object-oriented programming, software robustness to hacking, etc. She designed CLU, an object-oriented programming language, and Argus, a distributed programming language, among others. Winner of the Society of Women Engineers' Achievement Award (1996), the IEEE von Neumann medal (2004), and the ACM's Turing Award (2009). In addition to running the Programming Methodology Group in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT, she is an Institute Professor and Associate Provost for Faculty Equity at MIT. She was also the first US woman to receive her PhD from a computer science department.