Anita Borg Computer Scientist

Anita Borg (January 17, 1949 – April 6, 2003) was an American computer scientist. She founded the Institute for Women and Technology (now the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology) and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She was born Anita Borg Naffz in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Palatine, Illinois; Kaneohe, Hawaii; and Mukilteo, Washington. Anita Borg got her first programming job in 1969. Although she loved math while growing up, she did not originally intend to go into computer science and taught herself to program while working at a small insurance company. She earned a doctorate in computer science from New York University in 1981. Her dissertation was on operating system synchronization efficiency. After receiving her Ph.D., Anita Borg spent four years building a fault tolerant Unix-based operating system, first for Auragen Systems Corp. of New Jersey and then with Nixdorf Computer in Germany. In 1986, she began working for Digital Equipment Corporation’s Western Research Laboratory, where she spent 12 years.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 17th, 1949
Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
April 6th, 2003 at age of 54
Place of death
California, United States of America
Cause of death
Brain tumor
Places lived
Mukilteo , Washington
pop. 20,860 (2013)
Palatine , Illinois
pop. 69,350 (2013)
Kaneohe , Hawaii

Education

1. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
Endowment
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1831
Headquarters
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
Undergraduates
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
Postgraduates
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
Official web page www.nyu.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

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Organizations founded

1. Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Non-profit organization

Date funded

1997

Official web page

Headquarters

1501 Page Mill Rd, California

Wikiedia article

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a nonprofit organization founded by computer scientist Anita Borg. The institute’s primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. The institute’s most prominent program is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. Based in Palo Alto, California, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology is currently headed by Telle Whitney, who co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing with Anita Borg.

Board members

Brian Pawlowski
Carol Realini

2. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Organization

Cofounders

Wikiedia article

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a series of conferences designed to bring the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront. It is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. The Grace Hopper Celebration is presented by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery. The 2014 conference was held in Pheonix, Arizona.

Namesakes

1.Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Non-profit organization
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is a nonprofit organization founded by computer scientist Anita Borg. The institute’s primary aim is to recruit, retain, and advance women in technology. The institute’s most prominent program is the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, the world’s largest gathering of women in computing. Based in Palo Alto, California, the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology is currently headed by Telle Whitney, who co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing with Anita Borg.
Founded Headquarters Official website
1997
1501 Page Mill Rd, California

Wikipedia

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