I’m relatively surprised that I hadn’t heard of her before a couple of weeks ago. While discussing small loop optimizations with some friends someone referenced her nanoseconds video (see below). This short video explains quite simply, the concept of a nanosecond.
After seeing her talk about nanoseconds, I went to research her a bit further on trusty Wikipedia.
Spending a bit of time looking at her life, her career from getting a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale to working on the UNIVAC and serving as the director of the Navy Programming Language Group.
Sadly no longer with us, this great woman was a pioneer of her time who i personally feel we all have a lot to thank her for.
Have a look at the video, it’s quite interesting for technical or non technical people.