William Linvill

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William K. Linvill
Born (1919-08-08)August 8, 1919
Kansas City, Missouri
Died August 17, 1980(1980-08-17) (aged 61)
Palo Alto, California
Nationality American
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering
Institutions Stanford University
Doctoral advisor Ernst Guillemin
Doctoral students David 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]