Electr* Engineering

Guy Sotomayor Jr ggs at shiresoft.com
Tue Aug 13 12:38:21 CDT 2019

I can attest to that.  ;-)

Where I went (CMU) the CS department grew out of the Math department…while I was there the only degree that the CS department granted was PhD.  So everyone else majored in something else (EE in my case…which had a bunch of digital stuff but still focused on a lot of theory…differential equations, electromagnetic fields/waves and communications theory) and took CS courses as electives (which focused on data structures, algorithms, etc…e.g. a lot of CS theory).

TTFN - Guy

> On Aug 12, 2019, at 11:05 PM, Adam Thornton via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> 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.
> Adam

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