Liskov joins SightPath

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From: Mark Day (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 07:57:05 PST

As some of you know, Barbara was my thesis advisor. Now she's in the cubicle
next to me. ;-)


For more information, contact:

Leslie Fletcher
SightPath, Inc.

Modern Computing Visionary, Professor Barbara Liskov, Joins SightPath as

WALTHAM, Mass., January 26, 2000 SightPath, Inc., a pioneer in the
emerging Web content delivery market, today announced that Professor Barbara
Liskov, a prominent force in the field of modern distributed computer
systems, has joined SightPath's research and development team. A highly
regarded contributor to her field, Liskov wrote the standard textbook on
abstraction in programming, is the inventor of abstract data types and the
designer of influential programming languages. She brings a broad array of
knowledge and experience in the areas of transactions, database replication,
object databases and distributed computing to her new position.

"We are very excited to have attracted such a luminary in the field of
computer science," said Jim Ricotta, president and CEO of SightPath.
"Barbara brings a wealth of technological expertise in building distributed
systems and complements the outstanding group of engineers we have on our

Currently on sabbatical, Liskov is a Ford Professor of Engineering within
the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a member of the National
Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and
Sciences. In 1996 Liskov received the Society of Women Engineers Achievement
Award. She is also a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and a
member of the IEEE. Liskov received her BA in mathematics from UC Berkeley
and her MS and PhD from Stanford University.

About SightPath

SightPath, formed in 1998 by MIT technologists and backed by leading
technology investors Greylock, Intel, and Pilot House, is a strategic
supplier of Web content delivery solutions to Global 2000 enterprises,
network providers and content companies. Now recognized as a major wave in
the Internet's evolution, Web content delivery or content routing adds
intelligence to the network, routes requests to the best source, utilizes
bandwidth more efficiently and dynamically adapts to the changing conditions
on the network. The result is more reliable delivery of content, easy
scalability as needs grow, the ability to use rich media types, and most
importantly, the emergence of new Web services that blur the line between
television and the Internet. For more information visit

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