This Day in History
December 5, 1965
The First Ph.D. Dissertation in Computer Science is Presented
Richard L.Wexelblat was the first candidate in a computer science program to complete a dissertation. Many Ph.D. 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."