Electr* Engineering

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 13 06:19:09 CDT 2019

On 8/13/19 2:05 AM, Adam Thornton via cctalk wrote:
> At Rice in the early 90s the department was "Electrical and Computer Engineering" if my hazy memory serves.
> The genealogy of Computer Science departments (and their curricula) (at least in the US) is also weird and historically-contingent.  Basically it seems to have been a tossup at any given school whether it came out of the Electr[ical|onic] Engineering department, in which case it was memories and logic gates and a bottom-up, hardware-focused curriculum, or out of the Mathematics department, in which case it was algorithms and complexity analysis and a software-focused curriculum.

In the early 80's West Point had "Geography and Computer Science".
CS has always been the red headed step child.....


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