Thaler describes his experiences as a program director in both the mathematical and computer science divisions of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Topics include: EXPRES, an interoperability program of NSF; computational mathematics; theoretical computer science; the work of John Pasta; Jim Infante and the decision to separate mathematics and computer science into two divisions; the role of other funding agencies; and NSF support of computer science research.
Alvin Isaac Thaler, OH 220. Oral history interview by William Aspray, 28 September 1990, Washington, D.C. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107667
Transcript, 20 pp.
Thaler, Alvin Isaac.
Oral history interview with Alvin I. Thaler.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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