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Document Details


Title: Joseph F. Traub
Local code: OH 89
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 2 of Series Joseph F. Traub
Description: Traub discusses his academic contributions to computer science and mathematics at Bell Laboratories and at Carnegie-Mellon and Columbia Universities. He describes his work on iterative methods and the publication of his 1964 book, Iterative Methods for the Solution of Equations. He talks about his role in the development of computational complexity, out of an attempt beginning in the mid-1960s to construct a theory of operational algorithms. He also discusses algorithms he has constructed for the solution of linear systems and polynomials.
Extent: 36 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=275
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1984 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Traub, Joseph Frederick
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer; Writer
Document location: New York, NY
Document date: 12-Oct-1984
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: OHI0024058-25604