This Day in History: December 5
December 5, 1965
The First PhD Dissertation in Computer Science Is Presented
Richard L.Wexelblat was the first candidate in a computer science program to complete a dissertation. Many PhD candidates had performed computer-related work, but Wexelblat’s diploma, presented by the University of Pennsylvania - the home of the ENIAC - was the first one to carry the designation "computer science."