Len Shustek

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Professor
Leonard Jay Shustek
Len Shustek, CHM 2011.jpg
Len Shustek (center) 2011
Citizenship United States
Education PhD, Stanford University
Alma mater Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Occupation Occasional Consulting Professor
Employer Stanford University
Board member of Computer History Museum, Polytechnic Institute, Tablus (Technical Advisory Board)
Spouse(s) Donna Dubinsky

Leonard J. "Len" Shustek is chairman of the board of trustees of the Computer History Museum located in Mountain View, California.[1] After earning his PhD from Stanford University, he became an assistant professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. After leaving the faculty, he co-founded Nestar Systems in 1979,[2][3] and Network General in 1986.[4] In 2003, he provided a $2.5 million endowment for the "Leonard J. Shustek Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Chair" at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.[5][6] He has also taught computer science at Stanford University.[7]

In 1972, Shustek proposed using microcode for evaluating the performance of computer systems.[8] He received BS and MS from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn.[9]

Network pioneer[edit]

In a 1999 interview, Shustek reflected upon the failure of major computer suppliers decades earlier to recognize the need for computer networks. According to Shustek, computer scientist Harry Saal resigned his position at IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, because he could not convince IBM to develop local area networks. Saal then convinced Shustek to give up his position as an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon, and together they founded the networking company Nestar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gardner Hendrie (2002-07-16), Shustek, Len (Leonard J.) oral history (PDF), Computer History Museum, retrieved 2012-10-29 
  2. ^ a b Burg (August 1, 2002). The Triumph of Ethernet: Technological Communities and the Battle for the LAN Standard (Innovation and Technology in the World E). ISBN 0-8047-4094-1. 
  3. ^ Urs von Burg and Martin Kenney (September 1998). "Venture capital and the birth of the local area networking industry" (PDF). Elsevier Science B.V. Retrieved 2014-11-04. 
  4. ^ Overview of Computer History Museum, Bloomberg Businessweek, retrieved 2012-10-29 
  5. ^ LA Networking Reception for Poly Alumni, NYU-poly: Polytechnic University, retrieved 2012-10-29 
  6. ^ Stephanie Rosenbloom (March 12, 2003). "Professor Joins Polytechnic". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  7. ^ http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/author/lshustek/
  8. ^ Saal, Harry J; Shustek, Leonard J (1972), "Microprogrammed implementation of computer measurement techniques", Conference record of the 5th annual workshop on Microprogramming - MICRO 5, Proceeding MICRO 5 Conference record of the 5th annual workshop on Microprogramming, Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 42–50, doi:10.1145/776378.776383, retrieved 2012-10-29 
  9. ^ http://ed-thelen.org/comp-hist/Shustek/ShustekTour.html

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