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Document Details


Title: Val Tareski
Local code: OH 225
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Tareski briefly outlines his education and recounts his decision to go to the National Science Foundation before discussing his work in the theoretical computer science program. In this context he describes the artificial intelligence orientation of the military agencies that funded computer science research and details the duties of a program officer. Tareski describes at length the proposal review process and the role of NSF in developing theoretical computer science. He concludes with some thoughts on Kent Curtis' management style.
Extent: 27 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=264
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Tareski, Val
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Rochester, MN
Document date: 15-Oct-1990
Interviewer: Aspray, William
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: OHI0024049-25597