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Dr. Andrew Viterbi: RPMA is a New Approach to an Old Problem
Dr. Andrew Viterbi: RPMA is a New Approach to an Old Problem
Published: 2015/09/28
Channel: Ingenu
Biography-Dr. Andrew Viterbi
Biography-Dr. Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2012/08/09
Channel: VPPMedia
Andrew Viterbi on Fascist Italy, US Jews and Primo Levi
Andrew Viterbi on Fascist Italy, US Jews and Primo Levi
Published: 2008/12/02
Channel: UCLA
Andrew Viterbi
Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2008/04/25
Channel: BeetTV
National Inventors Hall of Fame Honoree Andrew Viterbi
National Inventors Hall of Fame Honoree Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2013/05/01
Channel: National Science Foundation
2016 Draper Prize - Andrew Viterbi
2016 Draper Prize - Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: National Academy of Engineering
Technion Medal Ceremony Andrew Viterbi
Technion Medal Ceremony Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2016/01/04
Channel: Technion
Andrew Viterbi on Fascist Italy, US Jews and Primo Levi
Andrew Viterbi on Fascist Italy, US Jews and Primo Levi
Published: 2008/05/20
Channel: UCLANewsroom
The Making of the Digital World  - Andrew Viterbi - Royal Academy of Engineering
The Making of the Digital World - Andrew Viterbi - Royal Academy of Engineering
Published: 2013/01/25
Channel: Royal Academy of Engineering
Prof. Andrew Viterbi Technion Honorary Doctorate Ceremony 2000
Prof. Andrew Viterbi Technion Honorary Doctorate Ceremony 2000
Published: 2015/12/07
Channel: Technion
Andrew Viterbi - 2007 National Medal of Science
Andrew Viterbi - 2007 National Medal of Science
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: NationalMedals
EE Distinguished Lecturer Series: 11/11/10 - Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi
EE Distinguished Lecturer Series: 11/11/10 - Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi
Published: 2010/11/16
Channel: USCViterbi
Viterbi Algorithm
Viterbi Algorithm
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: Keith Chugg
Andrew Viterbi: CSI 30th Anniversary Keynote
Andrew Viterbi: CSI 30th Anniversary Keynote
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: USCViterbi
USC Viterbi Undergrad Transfer Admission Live Chat (Fall 2017 Applicants)
USC Viterbi Undergrad Transfer Admission Live Chat (Fall 2017 Applicants)
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: USC Viterbi Engineering Undergrad Admission
2017 Viterbi Awards - Year in Review
2017 Viterbi Awards - Year in Review
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
Viterbi Lecture: Learning to Teach the Viterbi Algorithm
Viterbi Lecture: Learning to Teach the Viterbi Algorithm
Published: 2007/12/10
Channel: USCViterbi
2017 Viterbi Awards - A Look Back
2017 Viterbi Awards - A Look Back
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
2017 Viterbi Awards - William Wang Tribute
2017 Viterbi Awards - William Wang Tribute
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
2017 Viterbi Awards - MEPC Winner
2017 Viterbi Awards - MEPC Winner
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
2017 Viterbi Awards - Harel Kodesh Tribute
2017 Viterbi Awards - Harel Kodesh Tribute
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
USC Engineering: What Sets Our Grad Students Apart
USC Engineering: What Sets Our Grad Students Apart
Published: 2012/08/03
Channel: USCViterbi
USC Viterbi Commencement 2015 PhD
USC Viterbi Commencement 2015 PhD
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: USCViterbi
Viterbi Awards 2017
Viterbi Awards 2017
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: USCViterbi
Dedication Technion
Dedication Technion's Andrew and Erna Viterbi Computech Center
Published: 2015/12/06
Channel: Technion
2008 Millennium Prize Laureate Andrew Viterbi
2008 Millennium Prize Laureate Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2008/05/06
Channel: millenniumprize
CSI30 - Keynote Speaker Andrew J. Viterbi
CSI30 - Keynote Speaker Andrew J. Viterbi
Published: 2013/03/13
Channel: Communication Sciences Institute
Why USC Viterbi? Alumni Speak
Why USC Viterbi? Alumni Speak
Published: 2013/04/25
Channel: USCViterbi
Millennium Prize Laureate Andrew Viterbi in Finland
Millennium Prize Laureate Andrew Viterbi in Finland
Published: 2008/06/10
Channel: millenniumprize
Andrew and Erna Viterbi
Andrew and Erna Viterbi
Published: 2012/08/01
Channel: jcfsandiego
2017 Viterbi Awards - Stayce Harris Tribute
2017 Viterbi Awards - Stayce Harris Tribute
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
Andrew and Erna Viterbi: The Journey and the Legacy
Andrew and Erna Viterbi: The Journey and the Legacy
Published: 2007/09/14
Channel: USCViterbi
USC Viterbi Masters 2017
USC Viterbi Masters 2017
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: MarchingOrder
Honoring Erna and Andrew Viterbi
Honoring Erna and Andrew Viterbi
Published: 2008/01/15
Channel: Alan Krause
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Campaign Kickoff 2013
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Campaign Kickoff 2013
Published: 2013/04/30
Channel: USC
Base 11 at USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Base 11 at USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Base 11
USC Viterbi 2015 Ram Shriram Graduate Commencement Speech
USC Viterbi 2015 Ram Shriram Graduate Commencement Speech
Published: 2015/05/19
Channel: USC
How Competitive is Viterbi?
How Competitive is Viterbi?
Published: 2016/01/18
Channel: viterbistudent
National Inventors Hall of Fame Honoree Andrew Viterbi 1440p
National Inventors Hall of Fame Honoree Andrew Viterbi 1440p
Published: 2015/06/23
Channel: KroolO
USC Viterbi Commencement 2015 Undergraduate
USC Viterbi Commencement 2015 Undergraduate
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: USCViterbi
2016 USC Viterbi Commencement, PhD Hooding
2016 USC Viterbi Commencement, PhD Hooding
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: USCViterbi
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Ph D Ceremony Yannis Yortsos
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Ph D Ceremony Yannis Yortsos
Published: 2015/05/15
Channel: USC
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Spring 2013 Highlights
USC Viterbi School of Engineering Spring 2013 Highlights
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: USCViterbi
Announcement Viterbi Gift Naming Technion Electrical Engineering Faculty
Announcement Viterbi Gift Naming Technion Electrical Engineering Faculty
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Technion
2014 USC Viterbi Awards: Kenneth Koo Tribute
2014 USC Viterbi Awards: Kenneth Koo Tribute
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: USCViterbi
Viterbi Award 2016 introduction
Viterbi Award 2016 introduction
Published: 2016/04/24
Channel: yipzter
Andrea Viterbi
Andrea Viterbi
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Italian Cultural Institute New York channel
Discover Viterbi: Systems Architecting & Engineering w/ Prof. Azad Madni
Discover Viterbi: Systems Architecting & Engineering w/ Prof. Azad Madni
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: USC Viterbi
BlueJeans Customer Story: USC Viterbi School of Engineering
BlueJeans Customer Story: USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Published: 2014/10/15
Channel: BlueJeans Network
Engineering the Future: How the USC Viterbi School of Engineering helps changing the world
Engineering the Future: How the USC Viterbi School of Engineering helps changing the world
Published: 2008/11/13
Channel: USCViterbi
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Andrew J. Viterbi[1]
Photo of Andrew Viterbi
Born Andrea Giacomo Viterbi
(1935-03-09) March 9, 1935 (age 82)
Bergamo, Italy
Citizenship Italian, American
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, MS)
University of Southern California (PhD)
Spouse(s) Erna Finci (m. 1958)
Children Alexander Viterbi (1971–2011)
Audrey Viterbi
Alan Viterbi
Engineering career
Discipline Electrical
Institutions University of Southern California Board of Trustees
The Scripps Research Institute Board of Trustees, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
Employer(s) Professor:
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
Founder/Co-founder:
Linkabit Corporation
Qualcomm Inc.
The Viterbi Group
Projects Viterbi algorithm
Significant advance Code Division Multiple Access standard for cell phone networks
Awards IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1984)
Marconi Prize (1990)
Claude E. Shannon Award (1991)
National Medal of Science (2007)
IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award
IEEE Medal of Honor (2010)
John Fritz Medal (2011)

Andrew James Viterbi (born Andrea Giacomo Viterbi; March 9, 1935) is an American electrical engineer and businessman who co-founded Qualcomm Inc. and invented the Viterbi algorithm. He is currently Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering, which was named in his honor in 2004 in recognition of his $52 million gift.

Viterbi was born in Bergamo, Italy to Italian Jewish parents and emigrated with them in 1939 to the United States as a refugee because of the Italian racial laws. His original name was Andrea, but when he was naturalized in the US, his parents anglicized it to Andrew.

Education[edit]

Viterbi attended the Boston Latin School, and then entered MIT in 1952, studying electrical engineering. He received both BS and MS in Electrical Engineering in 1957 from MIT.

He worked at Raytheon and later at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where he started working on telemetry for guided missiles, also helping to develop the phase-locked loop. Simultaneously, he was carrying out a PhD study at the University of Southern California, where he graduated in 1963 in digital communications.[2]

Further career[edit]

After receiving his Ph.D., he applied successfully for an academic position at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Viterbi was later a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and UCSD. In 1967 he proposed the Viterbi algorithm to decode convolutionally encoded data. It is still used widely in cellular phones for error correcting codes, as well as for speech recognition, DNA analysis, and many other applications of Hidden Markov models. On advice of a lawyer, Viterbi did not patent the algorithm.[3] Viterbi also helped to develop the CDMA standard for cell phone networks.

Viterbi was the cofounder of Linkabit Corporation, with Irwin Jacobs in 1968, a small military contractor. He was also the co-founder of Qualcomm Inc. with Dr. Jacobs in 1985. As of 2003, he is the president of the venture capital company The Viterbi Group. He continues to be involved in wireless communications technology companies as a strategic advisor to Ingenu's board of directors.[4]

Viterbi School of Engineering, west wall

In 1998 he was one of the few receiving a Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation from the IEEE Information Theory Society. Viterbi earned it for "the invention of the Viterbi algorithm".[5] In 2002, Viterbi dedicated the Andrew Viterbi '52 Computer Center at his alma mater, Boston Latin School. On March 2, 2004, the University of Southern California School of Engineering was renamed the Viterbi School of Engineering in his honor, following his $52 million donation to the school.[6] He is a member of the USC Board of Trustees.[7]

He is also on the Board of Trustees at The Scripps Research Institute.

He is also founding member of ISSNAF (The Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation).

In 2005, he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering.

Viterbi and Irwin M. Jacobs received the 2007 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, for "fundamental contributions, innovation, and leadership that enabled the growth of wireless telecommunications".[8]

In September 2008, he was awarded the National Medal of Science for developing "the 'Viterbi algorithm', and for his contributions to Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) wireless technology that transformed the theory and practice of digital communications".

In 2010, he received the IEEE Medal of Honor and in the same year he also received the IIC Lifetime Achievement Award by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles. In 2011, he received the John Fritz Medal from the American Association of Engineering Societies.[9]

In 2013, Viterbi was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Viterbi was married to Erna Finci (1934–2015),[10] with whom he had three children. His son, Alexander, died of a heart attack at the age of 40 in November, 2011.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Viterbi was elected in 1978 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering
  2. ^ Tekla S. Perry. "2010 Medal of Honor Winner: Andrew J. Viterbi". ieee.org. 
  3. ^ Viterbi, Andrew (1999-10-29). "Andrew Viterbi, Electrical Engineer, an oral history" (Interview). Interview with David Morton. San Diego, California, United States: IEEE Global History Network. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  4. ^ "Ingenu Launches the US's Newest IoT Network". Light Reading. 
  5. ^ "Golden Jubilee Awards for Technological Innovation". IEEE Information Theory Society. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Engineer/Entrepreneur and wife make $52 million naming gift to USC" (Press release). University of Southern California. Archived from the original on 3 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  7. ^ Board of Trustees Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine., University of Southern California, Retrieveded 2008-04-13.
  8. ^ "IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  9. ^ "Award Guide and Past Recipients". American Association of Engineering Societies. Archived from the original on 2013-05-11. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  10. ^ Vered Weiss, "Wife Of Qualcomm Founder, Philanthropist Erna Viterbi Dies At 81", jewishbusinessnews.com, 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  11. ^ "Mammoth man died from heart attack". Sierra Wave: Eastern Sierra News. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Brodsky, Ira. "The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses" (Telescope Books, 2008)

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gerald J. Posakony
John Fritz Medal
2011
Succeeded by
Leslie E. Robertson
Preceded by
Robert H. Dennard
IEEE Medal of Honor
2010
Succeeded by
Morris Chang
Preceded by
Hyman Bass
National Medal of Science
2007
Succeeded by
Leonard Kleinrock
Preceded by
(First)
IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award
2007
Succeeded by
Tim Berners-Lee
Preceded by
Thomas M. Cover
Claude E. Shannon Award
1991
Succeeded by
Elwyn Berlekamp
Preceded by
Robert N. Hall
Marconi Prize
1990
Succeeded by
Paul Baran
Preceded by
Stephen O. Rice
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
1984
Succeeded by
Charles K. Kao

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