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Title: Oral history interview with Joseph F. Traub
Authors: Traub, J. F. (Joseph Frederick), 1932-
Keywords: Computer history
Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley. -- Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
United States. -- Advanced Research Projects Agency
Stanford University. -- Computer Science Dept.
Moore School of Electrical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. -- Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Federal aid to higher education -- United States
Educational fund raising
Computer science -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Columbia University -- Dept. of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University. -- Computer Science Dept.
Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc.
Issue Date: 29-Mar-1985
Publisher: Charles Babbage Institute
Citation: Joseph F. Traub, OH 94. Oral history interview by William Aspray, 29 March 1985, New York, New York. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107684
Abstract: The main topic is institutions in computing. Traub begins by discussing why computer science has developed as a discipline at some institutions but not others. Institutions that are highlighted include Stanford, Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, MIT, and Carnegie-Mellon. Traub discusses his experiences as chairman of the computer science departments at Carnegie-Mellon and later Columbia. Other topics include: industrial and government funding of computer science departments (in particular the role of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Defense Department); the relationships between academic centers, such as MIT, Stanford, Columbia, and Carnegie-Mellon; and the importance of educational institutions to regional centers of industrial computing. At the end of the interview Traub returns to a topic of his earlier interviews, his experiences at Bell and Watson Laboratories.
Description: Transcript, 50 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95283
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/107684
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