Dr. Scott Campbell

Dr. Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell his been the Director of the Centre for Society, Technology and Values at the University of Waterloo since 2010. There he teaches students different ways to think about the interactions between technology and society. His primary research area is the history of computing in Canada, particularly the origins and development of computer science in universities. A recent paper discusses the creation of WATFOR, a student-oriented FORTRAN compiler created at the University of Waterloo in the 1960s and an early user-driven innovation that helped establish the very young university’s path and reputation.

Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Alan Turing: Enigmas and the Foundation of Modern Computing Full Day January 31, 2013

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