Pioneering Women in Computer Science: Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller

  • Article
  • 350 words
  • Level: all audiences

A short article by Denise Gürer on Sr. Mary Kenneth Keller, BVM, one of the first two people, and the first woman, to receive a Ph.D. in computer science in the U.S.*  The article is an excerpt from a longer article in which Gürer discusses the work of various women who contributed to the field of computer science.

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*Gürer’s article states that Sr. Keller was “probably” the first, but a post by Ralph London on the blog of the Communications of the ACM, the journal in which Gürer first published her article, argues that Keller was indeed the first, along with Irving Tang, as both received their degrees in June 1965.