The role of the University in computers, data processing, and related fields

  title={The role of the University in computers, data processing, and related fields},
  author={L. Fein},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • L. Fein
  • Published 1959
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
A study was made of university programs in the United States in the fields of computers, data processing, operations research, and other closely related fields. An integrated university program is recommended reflecting the conviction that many present activities related to computers will develop into disciplines and as such ate the legitimate province of the university scholar. Details on a recommended Graduate School of "Computer Sciences" are given. Since the fall of 1956 the author has been… Expand
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