In August 1951, a group of scientists gathered at the University of Sydney to attend the first Australian conference on automatic computing machines.
In 1951 there was a major conference held at the University of Sydney which marked the beginning of a new science in Australia, Computer Science.
On June 14, 1956 the computer CSIRAC was officially recommissioned at the new Computation Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.
This is a remarkable book. It is frank, insightful and at times hard hitting.
It traces the life, loves and career path, in UK and Australia, of a courageous and very competent woman from the earliest days of the computer age, through to the current times.
This graduation season, we are proud to announce that Skaidrite Darius has received an honorary doctorate from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Following the invention and development of the transistor in the late1940’s in the USA, the CSIRO began research into semiconductors.