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Document Details


Title: Robert Lee Simpson
Local code: OH 187
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Simpson discusses his education in computer science and artificial intelligence and work as a program manager in the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Topics include: Simpson's data analysis work while in the Air Force; the work of Ronald B. Ohlander at IPTO; the DARPA contracting process; program manager interaction at DARPA; and the management of DARPA. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.
Extent: 41 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=255
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Simpson, Robert Lee, 1946-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1946
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Military personnel; Program manager
Age at speaking: 44
Document location: Arlington, VA
Document date: 14-Mar-1990
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Artificial intelligence; 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: OHI0024043-25590