The Huffington Post Features Paul Rosenbloom’s Computer Science Op-Ed

Published: March 21, 2013
Category: News

In an opinon piece on the Huffington Post Paul Rosebloom, a project director at ICT, makes the case that computer science deserves more respect. Rosenbloom, who is also a professor of computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, says that computer science should be viewed by students, universities and society in general as more than the sum of its parts.
“To students, it’s simply programming. To scientists in other fields, it’s a tool that helps them in their research. To the public, it’s a source of productivity in the workplace and entertainment apps. Even many computing professionals see computer science as just a form of engineering.
But thinking of computing as only programming, tools/apps or engineering fails to capture its essence as a science. It is not only a true science, concerned with understanding how the world works; it is also the basis for what can be called a great scientific domain — the computing sciences — that is in every way the equal of the three traditional scientific domains,” he writes.
Rosenbloom is the author of the book “On Computing: The Fourth Great Scientific Domain”, published by MIT Press.