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The Resource The science of computing : shaping a discipline, Matti Tedre

The science of computing : shaping a discipline, Matti Tedre

Label
The science of computing : shaping a discipline
Title
The science of computing
Title remainder
shaping a discipline
Statement of responsibility
Matti Tedre
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Preface "That's not computer science," a professor told me when I abandoned the traditional computer science and software engineering study tracks to pursue computing topics that I thought to be more societally valuable. Very quickly I learned that the best way to respond to such remarks was a series of counter questions about what exactly is computer science and why. The difficulties that many brilliant people had responding those questions led me to suspect that there's something deeper about that topic, yet the more I read about it, the more confused I got. Over the years I've heard the same reason--"That's not computer science"--used to turn down tenure, to reject doctoral theses, and to decline funding. Eventually I became convinced that the nature of computing as a discipline is something worth studying and writing about. Fortunate enough, the word "no" does not belong to the vocabulary of professor Erkki Sutinen, who became my supervisor, academic mentor, colleague, and friend. Throughout my studies in his group I worked on a broad variety of applied computing topics, ranging from unconventional to eccentric, yet in the meanwhile Erkki encouraged me to continue to study computing's disciplinary identity, and I ended up writing, in a great rush, a thesis on the topic. When my curiosity took me from the University of Eastern Finland to Asia and then to Africa for the better half of a decade, I kept on writing small practice essays on computing's identity"--
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Tedre, Matti
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76
LC item number
.T4116 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Computer science
Label
The science of computing : shaping a discipline, Matti Tedre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction -- part 2. Computer scientists and mathematicians -- part 3. The fall and rise of engineering -- part 4. The science of computing -- part 5. Conclusions
Control code
ocn870289913
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781482217698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014039070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870289913
Label
The science of computing : shaping a discipline, Matti Tedre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Introduction -- part 2. Computer scientists and mathematicians -- part 3. The fall and rise of engineering -- part 4. The science of computing -- part 5. Conclusions
Control code
ocn870289913
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 280 pages
Isbn
9781482217698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014039070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870289913

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