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Document Details


Title: Bernard A. Galler
Local code: OH 236
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: In this wide-ranging interview, Galler describes the development of computer science at the University of Michigan from the 1950s through the 1980s and discusses his own work in computer science. Prominent subjects in Galler's description of his work at Michigan include: his arrival and classes with John Carr, research use of International Business Machines (IBM) and later Amdahl mainframe computers, the establishment of the Statistical Laboratory in the Mathematics Dept., the origin of the computer science curriculum and the Computer Science Dept. in the 1950s, interactions with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM about timesharing in the 1960s, the development of the Michigan Algorithm Decoder, and the founding of the MERIT network.
Extent: 103 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=126
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Galler, Bernard A., 1928-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1928
Age at speaking: 63
Document location: Sutton's Bay, MI
Document date: Aug-1991
Interviewer: Galler, Enid H.
Organizations discussed: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Locations discussed: Ann Arbor, MI; Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Ann Arbor, MI; Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; Michigan; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024087-25649