Susan D'Agostino

Contributing Writer

Q&A

The Architect of Modern Algorithms

November 20, 2019

Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code. She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can’t be overcome with good design alone.

About the author

Susan D’Agostino is a mathematician who earned a doctorate in mathematics at Dartmouth College and a writer who is currently pursuing a master's degree in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Her essays have been published in Scientific American, Nature and the Financial Times. Her book, How to Free Your Inner Mathematician: Notes on Mathematics and Life, will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2020. You can follow her on Twitter @susan_dagostino.