From Enigma to AI: The Legacy of Pamela McCorduck & Joseph Traub at CMU
April 19, 2018, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Gates 6115

In recognition of Pamela McCorduck's recent gift to CMU of over 50 calculating machines, letters, and books – including two Enigma machines – university leadership and special guests join Pamela on stage for a walk down memory lane to recount the academic achievements and philanthropic highlights of her extraordinary life with her late husband Joseph Traub, a former Computer Science Department Head. 


  • Pamela McCorduck, Author and Philanthropist
  • Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science
  • Julia Parsons, WWII Codebreaker (MM 1942) 
  • Mary Shaw (CS 1972), A.J. Perlis University Professor, School of Computer Science
  • Keith Webster, Dean, University Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives

This event is free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome but only those who have registered will have a confirmed seat. Register here.