William Linvill

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William K. Linvill
Born(1919-08-08)August 8, 1919
DiedAugust 17, 1980(1980-08-17) (aged 61)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering
InstitutionsStanford University
Doctoral advisorErnst Guillemin
Doctoral studentsDavid Luenberger
Bernard Widrow

William Kirby Linvill (August 8, 1919 – August 17, 1980) was an American electrical engineer. He served as a professor at Stanford University from 1960 to 1980.[1] He was the founder of the Institute in Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford, which later became the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems, with Linvill as the first chair.[1]

His identical twin brother John was also a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Memorial Resolution: William K. Linvill (1919–1980)
  2. ^ Perlman, David (2011-03-12). "Stanford professor, inventor John Linvill dies". SFGATE. Retrieved 2021-08-17.
  3. ^ White, David C. (1993). "WILLIAM K. LINVILL 1919-1980". Biographical memoirs. Volume 62. National Academy of Sciences. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. pp. 179–181. ISBN 0-585-14673-X. OCLC 45729831.