Bernard M. Oliver

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Bernard M. Oliver
Born(1916-05-27)May 27, 1916
DiedNovember 23, 1995(1995-11-23) (aged 79)
Alma materStanford University
Known forPulse-code modulation
AwardsNational Medal of Science (1986)
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Scientific career
Fieldsscientist, engineer
InstitutionsHewlett Packard

Bernard M. Oliver (May 27, 1916 – November 23, 1995), also known as Barney Oliver, was a scientist who made contributions in many fields, including radar, television, and computers.[1] He was the founder and director of Hewlett Packard (HP) laboratories until his retirement in 1981. He is also a recognized pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).[2][3] Oliver was president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1965.[4] In 1986, Oliver was a National Medal of Science recipient for Engineering Science and on February 11, 2004 it was announced that Oliver had been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Early years[edit]

Worked at Bell Labs.

HP Labs[edit]

Founded HP Labs and worked there four decades.

Scientific contributions[edit]

Chairs, foundations, and awards[edit]

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Bernard Oliver". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. ^ Hall of Fame induction info Bernard Oliver, The National Inventors Hall of Fame
  6. ^ The Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI, Tom Pierson, The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory, 30. October 1997
  7. ^ Bernard Oliver Memorial Fund

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