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Today: May 6, 2016

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."