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Oral history interview with Joseph F. Traub
Traub, J. F. (Joseph Frederick), 1932- (Charles Babbage Institute, 1985)
 

Title 
Oral history interview with Joseph F. Traub

Issue Date
1985-03-29

Publisher
Charles Babbage Institute

Type
Oral History

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.

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Other Identifier(s)
other: OH 94

Description
Transcript, 50 pp. Audio file available at http://purl.umn.edu/95283

Suggested Citation
Traub, J. F. (Joseph Frederick), 1932-. (1985). Oral history interview with Joseph F. Traub. Charles Babbage Institute. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/107684.


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