# Mathematics in Computer Science Curricula

**Author:** Jeannette M. Wing
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## Abstract

Mathematics provides the theoretical foundation to computer science.
So, it is not surprising that mathematics finds its way into
computer science curriula, at both the undergraduate and graduate
levels. They come in many guises:
As the field of computer science evolves, I have seen an increase in
the numbers of courses in the second and third categories.
In my talk I will comment on how the maturation of computer science as
a discipline has affected the role of mathematics in undergraduate and
graduate computer science curricula, and on the implications these
changes have had on our faculty and students. My views will be based
on my experience with the academic programs offered by Carnegie
Mellon's School of Computer Science.