Andrew J. Viterbi Distinguished Lecture in Communication
Dr. John M. Cioffi
Hitachi Professor Emeritus of Engineering
"Ubiquitous Cost-Effective Gigabit Per Second Broadband Access:
It's Coming, and Not The Way You Think!"
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Andrus Gerontology Patio, Reception @ 3:00pm
Andrus Gerontology Auditorium, Lecture @ 4:00pm
Hosted by Drs. Sandeep Gupta, Alexander Sawchuk
About Andrew J. Viterbi:
Andrew J. Viterbi is a co-founder and retired vice chairman and chief technical officer of QUALCOMM Incorporated. He spent equal portions of his career both in industry, having previously co-founded Linkabit Corporation, and in academia as professor in the Schools of Engineering and Applied Science, first at UCLA and then at UCSD, where he is now professor emeritus. He is currently president of the Viterbi Group, a technical advisory and investment company. His principal research contribution, the Viterbi Algorithm, is used in most digital cellular phones and digital satellite receivers, as well as in such diverse fields as magnetic recording, voice recognition and DNA sequence analysis. More recently, he concentrated his efforts on establishing CDMA as the multiple access technology of choice for cellular telephony and wireless data communication. Viterbi has received numerous honors both in the U.S. and internationally. Among these are four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Waterloo, Rome, Technion and Notre Dame, as well as memberships in the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the Marconi International Fellowship Award, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell and Claude Shannon Awards, the NEC C&C Award, the Eduard Rhein Foundation Award and the Christopher Columbus Medal.
About the Viterbi Lecture
The Viterbi Lecture was created as the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s premier academic distinction in information technology and digital communications, an area of research in which the school of Engineering is a national leader. Each year, an awardee who has made fundamental contributions of profound impact in communication will present the Viterbi Lecture.
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