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Forbes, Nancy 1952-

Forbes, Nancy 1952-


Born February 4, 1952, in Ridgewood, NJ; daughter of Charles C. (an electronics engineer) and Florence (a homemaker) Forbes; married Ivano Piva (a photographer), August, 1978 (marriage ended, December, 1981). Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Virginia, B.A., 1974; New York University, M.A., 1976; Columbia University, B.S., 1985, M.A., 1987. Hobbies and other interests: Opera, exercise, languages.


Home—Fairfax, VA.


Northrup Grumman, Chantilly, VA, senior member of technical staff, 1995-2001; Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, senior analyst, 2001-04; Homeland Security Institute, Arlington, VA, senior researcher, 2004—.


Association for Women in Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Cosmos Club.


Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2004.



Booklist, May 15, 2004, Gilbert Taylor, review of Imitation of Life: How Biology Is Inspiring Computing, p. 1586.

Library Journal, June 15, 2994, Hilary Burton, review of Imitation of Life, p. 89.

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