Rand Symposium records, 1958-1976.

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Rand Symposium. Rand Symposium records, 1958-1976.

Rand Symposium records, 1958-1976.

Contains transcripts from each of the eighteen symposia. The collection includes a synopsis of the first symposium, verbatim and edited transcripts of the second through eleventh Rand Symposia edited by Fred Gruenberger. The synopsis of the first symposium and the transcripts of the second through eighth symposia are in bound volumes while the transcripts for the ninth through eighteenth symposia are foldered.

1.8 cubic ft.

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Atchinson, William.

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The day before the Western Joint Computer Conference a number of experts representing all facets of the profession met at the Rand Corporation to discuss current topics in computing. Each year an attempt was made to gather a homogenous group of experts for the one-day invitational symposium. The Rand Corporation sponsored the symposia through 1968. California State University, Northridge assumed responsibility for the symposia from 1969 until 1976. The group, feeling the...

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Yau, Stephen Shing-Toung

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Straub, Eduard

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Bright, Herbert S., 1919-1986.

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Bright began working with computers in the 1950s while chief of the laboratory instrumentation branch at the Radiological Defense Laboratory. He later worked at the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, the Office Equipment Manufacturers Institute, the computer and electronics division of Philco Corporation, and Informatics, Inc., before founding Computation Planning, Inc. (COMPLAN) in 1966. After 1975, COMPLAN concentrated on cryptographic protection for corporate data. From...

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Hamming, R. W. (Richard Wesley), 1915-1998

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Bemer, R. W.

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Software designer with International Business Machines (IBM). From the description of Oral history interview with R. W. Bemer, 1982 Feb. 23. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288479 ...

Sprowls, R. Clay

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Teague, Robert.

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American federation of information processing societies

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The American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) was established on May 10, 1961 to advance and disseminate knowledge in the field of information science, and to represent member societies on an international level. The federation was an outgrowth of the National Joint Computer Committee, which was established in 1951 to sponsor the Joint Computer Conferences. One of the main contributions of AFIPS was its sponsorship of the Joint Computer Conference, renamed the National Comp...

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Andree, Richard V. (Richard Vernon), 1919-1987

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Baker, C. L. (Carl Lee)

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Shader, Melvin.

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Ryan, Edwin H

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Galler, Bernard A., 1928-

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University of Michigan professor of mathematics, charter member of the department of computer and communication sciences (which later merged into the department of electrical engineering and computer science.) From the description of Bernard A. Galler papers, 1956-1994 (bulk 1960-1986) (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 78061100 Computer scientist. From the description of Oral history interview with Bernard A. Galler, 1991 Aug. (University of Minnesota...

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Tupac, J. D.

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Mersel, Jules

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Ware, Willis H.

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Ware was a member of the research staff of the Institute for Advanced Study (1946-1951), and later joined the corporate research staff of the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. He was interested in the effect of computers on privacy, and served as chairman of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Automated Personal Data Systems for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1972-1973), as well as vice chairman of the Privacy Protection Study Commission (1975-1977). Created by the Priva...

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Licklider, J. C. R.

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First Information Processing Techniques Office director. From the description of Oral history interview with J. C. R. Licklider, 1988 Oct. 28. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63309584 ...

Guerra, JoseĢ Eduardo, 1893-1943

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Amdahl, Gene M. (Gene Myron), 1922-

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Augustine, James

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Koory, Jerry L.

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Poland, Clarence.

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Sanders, Norman (Norman J.)

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Glaser, George.

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Glaser was president and chairman of the board of directors of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) from 1973 to 1975, treasurer of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a regent of the Data Processing Management Association's Educational Foundation. He was also a U.S. delegate to and vice president of the International Federation for Information Processing. Glaser was an employee of McKinsey & Co., an international management consulting firm. He was fou...

Evans, David J., 1960-

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Atwood, Delbert.

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Rand corporation

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Finerman, Aaron, 1925-1994.

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Chapin, Ned.

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Krehbiel, Anthony D., 1942-

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Tanaka, Richard I.

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Gilchrist, Bruce.

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Papert, Seymour.

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Van Norton, Roger.

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CANNON, GEORGE E.

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Wagner, Francis V.

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Hammer, Carl, 1914-2004

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Uncapher, Keith W.

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Computer scientist. From the description of Keith W. Uncapher papers, 1964-1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62489008 From the description of Oral history interview with Keith W. Uncapher, 1989 July 10. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288518 ...

Sammet, Jean E., 1928-

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Sammet was a leading figure in the development of computer programming languages. She began her career at Sperry Gyroscope Company (1955-1958) and moved to Sylvania Electric Products in 1958 where she participated in programming development for the MOBIDIC Computer. In 1961 she joined IBM Corporation to manage their Boston Programming Center. There she conducted advanced development work in programming and produced the first Formula Manipulation Compiler. Between 1968 and 1978 Samme...

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McCracken, Daniel D.

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McCracken was a writer, lecturer, and consultant in the computer industry. He authored many books, including an early general textbook on programming, Digital Computer Programming (1957), and one of the first books on FORTRAN, A Guide to FORTRAN Programming (1961). He was active in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was elected to its council in 1974. He served as vice president (1976-1978) and president (1978-1980). From the description of Daniel D. McCracken papers, ...

Oettinger, Anthony G.

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Anthony Gervin Oettinger (1929- ) is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Information Resources Policy at Harvard University. As his titles imply, Dr. Oettinger's research interests extend to include not only computer science, but the social and political aspects of computers as they relate to communication and information policy. He teaches applied mathematics and information resources policy. Dr. Oettinger's research interests include the automatic transl...

Walker, Donald E., 1941-

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Halstead, Maurice H. (Maurice Howard), 1918-

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Patrick, Robert L., 1929-

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Levine, Samuel W. (Samuel Walter), 1877-

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Rifkin, Stan.

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Gruenberger, Fred, 1918-1998

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Bernstein, Mort.

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Madden, J. D.

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Armer, Paul.

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Head of the Computer Science Dept. of RAND Corporation and later computer industry analyst. From the description of Oral history interview with Paul Armer, 1973 Apr. 16. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63306975 Paul Armer (1924-), an employee of the Rand Corporation, was a pioneer in computer development on the West Coast in the 1950s and 1960s. He was an officer of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for Computing Machines (ACM) in the 195...

Rector, Robert E.

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Willenbrock, F. Karl.

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Hobbs, Linder Charlie, 1925-

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Ralston, Anthony.

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Bromberg, Howard

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