Bernard M. Oliver

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Bernard M. Oliver
Born (1916-05-27)May 27, 1916
Died November 23, 1995(1995-11-23) (aged 79)
Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Known for Pulse-code modulation
Awards National Medal of Science (1986)
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Scientific career
Fields scientist, engineer
Institutions Hewlett 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. 
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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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