Bernard M. Oliver

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Bernard M. Oliver
Born 1916
Died 1995
Nationality American
Fields scientist, engineer
Institutions Hewlett Packard
Known for Pulse Code Modulation
Notable awards National Medal of Science (1986)
National Inventors Hall of Fame

Bernard M. Oliver (1916–1995), aka 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.

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Worked at Bell Labs

HP Labs[edit]

Founded HP Labs - Four Decades

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