Andrew Viterbi: interview
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Viterbi, Andrew. Interview conducted by Caroline Simard and Joel West, June 15, 2004. The San Diego Technology Archive (SDTA), UC San Diego Library, La Jolla, CA.
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Viterbi, Andrew. Interview conducted by Joel West, December 15, 2006. The San Diego Technology Archive (SDTA), UC San Diego Library, La Jolla, CA.
At the time of this interview, Dr. Andrew Viterbi was owner of the Viterbi Group, LLC.
Dr. Andrew J. Viterbi, Ph.D. serves as President of the Viterbi Group LLC and Co-founded it in 2000. Dr. Viterbi co-founded Continuous Computing Corp. and served as its Chief Technology Officer from July 1985 to July 1996. From July 1983 to April 1985, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist of M/A-COM Inc. In July 1985, he co-founded QUALCOMM Inc., where Dr. Viterbi served as the Vice Chairman until 2000 and as the Chief Technical Officer until 1996. Under his leadership, QUALCOMM received international recognition for innovative technology in the areas of digital wireless communication systems and products based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technologies. From October 1968 to April 1985, he held various Executive positions at LINKABIT (M/A-COM LINKABIT after August 1980) and served as the President of the M/A-COM LINKABIT. In 1968, Dr. Viterbi Co-founded LINKABIT Corp., where he served as an Executive Vice President and later as the President in the early 1980's. Dr. Viterbi served as an Advisor at Avalon Ventures. He served as the Vice-Chairman of Continuous Computing Corp. since July 1985. During most of his period of service with LINKABIT, Dr. Viterbi served as the Vice-Chairman and a Director. He has been a Director of Link_A_Media Devices Corporation since August 2010. He serves as a Director of Continuous Computing Corp., Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies, Inc., The International Engineering Consortium and Samsung Semiconductor Israel R&D Center Ltd. Dr. Viterbi serves as a Member of Advisory Board of JGV Growth Equity Fund, Provigent Inc., L.P, Impinj, Inc., Jerusalem Global Ventures I and Jerusalem Global Ventures. He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at NeuroVigil, Inc. He serves as a Member of the United States President's Information Technology Advisory Committee and Trustee of the University of Southern California and various other educational, scientific, and philanthropic institutions. He is a Trustee of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. From 1963 to 1973, Dr. Viterbi served as a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he did fundamental work in digital communication theory and wrote numerous research papers and two books, for which he has received international recognition. Dr. Viterbi continued teaching on a part-time basis at the University of California, San Diego until 1994, where he is a Professor Emeritus. From 1957 to 1963, Dr. Viterbi was a Member of the Communications Research Section of the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While there, he was one of the first communication engineers to recognize the potential of digital transmission techniques and propose them for space and satellite telecommunication systems. Dr. Viterbi has received numerous awards and recognition for his leadership and substantial contributions to communications theory and its industrial applications over the years. Dr. Viterbi is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Marconi Fellow, and a Member of United States National Academy of Engineering, the United States National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, Italy, and Israel. Dr. Viterbi received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1962, an M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [Source: The Marconi Society]
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