Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bob Dixon on the Founding of Wright State University

If you're a doddering old alumnus of Wright State University near Dayton Ohio like I am, you may remember Bob Dixon, who among many other things was instrumental in the development of the mathematics, computer science, and computer engineering departments at WSU. He was also my mentor and thesis advisor, and along with Joe Kohler developed the infamous Real-Time Software Design course. Also known as CS/CEG 431, that one course has informed my professional career for the past thirty-five years. The Wright State University Library and the WSU Retirees Association are sponsoring an oral history project. Here's a link to an interview with Bob Dixon by Lewis Shupe about the start of Wright State when it was nothing but a corn field and a farm house.

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