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Document Details


Title: Gene H. Golub
Local code: OH 20
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Series: Item 1 of Series Gene H. Golub
Description: Golub discusses his career in computer science at Stanford University. In 1962, after working as a numerical analyst for the Space Technology Center, Golub was hired by George Forsythe for Stanford's new computer science program. Golub describes interactions and tensions between the mathematics department and new computer science faculty. He mentions the resistance Forsythe encountered in his attempts to increase revenues by selling computer time to private industry. Golub describes Forsythe's personality and his performance as an administrator.
Extent: 11 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=131
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Golub, Gene H., 1932-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1932
Speaker occupation: Numerical analyst
Age at speaking: 47
Document location: Stanford, CA
Document date: 16-May-1979
Interviewer: McCorduck, Pamela
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023958-25501