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Document Details


Title: Alvin I. Thaler
Local code: OH 220
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: 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.
Extent: 19 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=266
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1990 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Thaler, Alvin Isaac
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Program manager
Document location: Washington, D.C.
Document date: 28-Sep-1990
Interviewer: Aspray, William
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: OHI0024051-25599