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Judith Bishop is director of Computer Science at Microsoft Research. Her role is to create strong links between Microsoft’s research groups and universities globally, through encouraging projects, supporting conferences, and engaging directly in research. Her expertise spans programming languages, software engineering, and distributed systems with a strong practical bias. Her current projects are Orleans and Code Hunt, and she worked previously on TouchDevelop and Try F#. She received her PhD from the University of Southampton and was a professor in South Africa for many years, with visiting positions in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, and the United States. She was general co-chair of ICSE 2010 and co-chair of several Microsoft Research summits. She serves frequently on editorial, program, and award committees. She has written 16 books on programming, which have been translated into six languages. Judith received the ACM Distinguished Educator Award in 2014, the IFIP Silver Core and Outstanding Service Award in 2006, and South Africa’s Distinguished Woman Scientist of the Year in 2005.
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