Edward C. Molina

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Edward Charles Dixon Molina (December 13, 1877 - April 19, 1964) was an American engineer, known for his contributions to teletraffic engineering. He was autodidact in mathematics and entered the AT&T research department, later Bell Labs (1901). His invention of relay translators (1906)[1] resulted in the panel dial systems. Molina pioneered the use of throwdowns, which in essence were Monte Carlo simulations of telephone traffic to find optimal capacity assignments for trunk lines to central offices.[2] He was awarded the Franklin Institute's Elliott Cresson Medal in 1952.