By John R. Rice (auth.), John Rice, Richard A. DeMillo (eds.)

This booklet is the court cases ofa convention held November 1-3, 1989, to honor Samuel D. Conte for his many contributions to computing device sci­ ences at Purdue college and to the occupation as a complete. The com­ puter sciences software mirrored the breadth of Conte's pursuits and ac­ complishments; there have been tributes to Conte, views on desktop technological know-how itself, and learn papers. the 1st a part of those court cases chronicles the profession and contri­ butions; a lot of it's in keeping with Conte's feedback made on the convention ceremonial dinner. the second one a part of the court cases begins with one imaginative and prescient of the way forward for laptop sciences given in Peter Denning's keynote deal with. old money owed of creating profitable academic courses in com­ puter sciences keep on with. The 3rd half comprises seven study contribu­ tions, basically from previous or current colleagues. those contain Conte's numerical research, computational geometry, and discussions of software program engineering. The convention was once prepared through the Purdue collage division of computing device Sciences and the software program Engineering examine heart at Purdue. either one of those enterprises have been based by means of Conte, so is becoming for them to acknowledge their founder's achievements in this sort of con­ crete way.

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This emphasis on the individual leads to a distrust of students collaborating on homework assignments, yet in real-world organizations, people collaborate all the time. Our desire for individual autonomy in the way we teach teaches students to try to be autonomous and alone. Then when students get into organizations, they can't function effectively in teams. These are all illustrations of the discourse that we're in, and as you can see, I think, there's a little bit of a dark side to that, too; there's a dehumanizing side to it.

It included Virgil Anderson and after its first meeting, also Pyle. It included the business manager, Lytle Freehafer, and department heads in the area of business computing, the dean of the graduate school and heads or other representatives from mathematics, agricultural economics, and psychology. The committee's charter was to study and make recommendations concerning the computer needs of the university in academic and research areas and also in student scheduling and business office operations.

Dean Hawkins then served temporarily as the head of the Division of Mathematical Sciences. The Statistical and Computing Laboratory was moved into the Schools of Engineering along with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Hawkins separated the computing laboratory from the statistical laboratory, and the former was renamed the Computer Sciences Center in 1961. That was the name that had been used in the recommendation from the ad hoc committee on computing to President Hovde. For the next 6 months or so, Pyle reported directly to Hawkins.

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