Andrew Viterbi

Italian-born American electrical engineer and businessman

Andrew James Viterbi (born Andrea Giacomo Viterbi; March 9, 1935) is an Italian-born American electrical engineer and businessman. He co-founded Qualcomm Inc. and invented the Viterbi algorithm. He is Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.

Andrew J. Viterbi[1]
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Born
Andrea Giacomo Viterbi

(1935-03-09) March 9, 1935 (age 85)
CitizenshipItalian, American
EducationMassachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, MS)
University of Southern California (PhD)
OccupationEngineer
Spouse(s)
Erna Finci
(m. 1958; died 2015)
ChildrenAlexander Viterbi (1971–2011)
Audrey Viterbi
Alan Viterbi
Engineering career
DisciplineElectrical
InstitutionsUniversity 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
ProjectsViterbi algorithm
Significant advanceCode Division Multiple Access standard for cell phone networks
AwardsNAE (1978)
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1984)
Marconi Prize (1990)
Claude E. Shannon Award (1991)
National Medal of Science (2007)
IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
IEEE Medal of Honor (2010)
John Fritz Medal (2011)

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