American Female Computer Scientists

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Grace Hopper
(Computer Scientist, Mathematician and One of the First Programmers of the ‘Harvard Mark I’ Computer)
Grace Hopper
37
Birthdate: December 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 1, 1992
Computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral Grace Hopper was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computing system. She pioneered the machine-independent programming language technique, and the FLOW-MATIC language used by her was later used to create COBOL. She received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom.
 2 
Margaret Hamilton
(American Computer Scientist, Systems Engineer, and Business Owner)
Margaret Hamilton
16
Birthdate: August 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paoli, Indiana, United States

Credited with coining the term software engineering, computer scientist and systems engineer, Margaret Heafield Hamilton served as the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, overseeing the development of the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo program.  A prolific writer, she is also the founder of two software companies; Higher Order Software and Hamilton Technologies.

 3 
Barbara Liskov
(Computer scientist)
Barbara Liskov
5
Birthdate: November 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 4 
Fei-Fei Li
(Computer scientist)
Fei-Fei Li
3
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Beijing
 5 
Sandra Lerner
(Businessperson)
Sandra Lerner
3
Birthdate: 1955 AD
Birthplace: America
 6 
Lynn Conway
(Transgender Activist & Computer Scientist Who Initiated The Mead-Conway VLSI Chip Design Revolution)
Lynn Conway
2
Birthdate: January 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
 7 
Daphne Koller
(computer scientist, engineer)
Daphne Koller
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jerusalem
 8 
Radia Perlman
(Computer Network Engineer)
Radia Perlman
2
Birthdate: December 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
 9 
Betty Holberton
(American Computer Scientist)
Betty Holberton
1
Birthdate: March 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 8, 2001
 10 
Jessica Fridrich
(Educator)
Jessica Fridrich
3
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Ostrava, Czech Republic
 11 
Jean Bartik
(Computer software pioneer)
Jean Bartik
3
Birthdate: December 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alanthus Grove, Missouri, United States
Died: March 23, 2011
 12 
Anita Borg
(Computer scientist)
Anita Borg
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 6, 2003
 13 
Dina Katabi
(American Computer Scientist)
Dina Katabi
4
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
 14 
Ruzena Bajcsy
(Engineer)
Ruzena Bajcsy
2
Birthdate: May 28, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
 15 
Frances E. Allen
(Computer scientist)
Frances E. Allen
0
Birthdate: August 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peru, New York, United States
 16 
Kathryn P. Hire
(Astronaut)
Kathryn P. Hire
4
Birthdate: August 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
 17 
Ayanna Howard
(Roboticist)
Ayanna Howard
5
Birthdate: January 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States
 18 
Kate Starbird
(Computer scientist)
Kate Starbird
2
Birthdate: July 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)