Thomas M. Gallie papers, 1955-1972
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- Gallie, Thomas M.
- Thomas M. Gallie served as Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Computer Science Program at Duke University, and as leader of Triangle Universities Computation Center and the N.C. Educational Computing Services initiatives. The Gallie papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, financial records, and grant proposals. Major subjects include the Duke University Department of Mathematics, the Department of Computer Science, N.C. Educational Computing Services, Triangle Universities Computation Center, computing at Duke University, computing in medical services, and computerized phonetic transcriptions. Materials range in date from 1955-1972.
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- University Archives Record Group:
- 29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates
29 -- Papers of Faculty, Staff, and Associates > 02 -- Individuals
- Scope and content:
The Gallie papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, financial records, and grant proposals pertaining to the career of Thomas M. Gallie, the Triangle Universities Computation Center, and computing at Duke University. Materials range in date from 1955-1972.
- Biographical / historical:
Thomas M. Gallie was born in 1925 in New York City. He was educated at Harvard University (A.B., 1947), University of Texas (M.A., 1949), and Rice University (M.A., 1952, Ph.D., 1954). Gallie came to Duke University in 1954, where he served as a Research Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Professor of Mathematics and Biomathematics (1967-1971). He also held a variety of positions within Duke University's Computer Science Program, including Director of Undergraduate Studies (1974 and 1980), Director of Graduate Studies (1977-1978), and Acting Chair of the department (1982-1984).
In 1965, Gallie became the chair of the Board of Directors of the new Triangle Universities Computation Center (TUCC), established at Duke University. He served for several years, authoring proposals and implementing new computer systems in Triangle-area universities. The TUCC was a cooperative venture of Duke University, North Carolina State University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to provide main-frame computing services to the universities, the Research Triangle Institute, and others. The TUCC shut down in 1990 due to financial difficulties, citing the increased use of personal computers, and disagreements among the partners. Although TUCC dissolved, Duke University Computation Center continued. In 1995, the Computation Center became part of the Office of Information Technology.
In addition to his computing work at Duke University, Gallie also held leadership positions with the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina and the North Carolina Educational Computing Service. He was a member of the Mathematical Association of America, the Association for Computing Machinery, Sigma Xi, the Society for International and Applied Mathematics, and the American Association of University Professors. He also served on the Technical Advisory Board of the Durham (N.C.) City Schools. Gallie conducted research in Switzerland and Venezuela, and was a consultant to the Office of Naval Research Committee on Underseas Warfare and the National Science Foundation.
Gallie's major research interests have included pure and numerical mathematics, computer compiler and processor construction, syntax recognition, surface mapping cardiology and electrophysiology, triangulation, hospital and medical functions of computers, computerized phonetic transcription, computer graphics, computer and mathematics education, complex variable theory, numerical analysis, and real-time computing. Gallie is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Duke University.
- Acquisition information:
- The Thomas M. Gallie Papers was received by the University Archives as a gift in 1972-1974.
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Processed by Emily Glenn
Completed March 2003
This collection is partially processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.
Encoded by Jill Katte, September 2003
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- Medicine -- Data processing
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Computer systems -- North Carolina -- Durham
Computer science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- North Carolina -- Durham
- Duke University. Computation Center
Duke University. Mathematics Dept
North Carolina Educational Computing Service
Duke University. Department of Computer Science
Triangle Universities Computation Center
Gallie, Thomas M.
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