CEOHP collection summaries: Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop

Location(s) where grew up: Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa

Location(s) for post-secondary education: BSc Hons from Rhodes University (Grahamstown, South Africa; 1972); Master's degree cum laude from the University of Natal (Natal province, South Africa; 1974); Ph.D. from the University of Southampton (United Kingdom; 1977)

Location(s) where employed: Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pretoria, South Africa; Director of Computer Science in External Research at Microsoft Research, based in Redmond, USA

Career stage when interviewed: Mid-career; tenured professor at University of Pretoria

Areas of interest: Programming languages for distributed systems

Highlights: Fellow of the British Computer Society; Founding Fellow of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists; IFIP Silver Core Medal for services to the worldwide Information Technology community; Department of Science and Technology award for Distinguished Woman Scientist of the Year for Innovation; Outstanding Academic Achiever by the University of Pretoria for 2006-2008; elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa in 2006

Interviewed June 28, 2006 by Barbara Boucher Owens