Andrew Viterbi

Computer Scientist

1935 –

55

Who is Andrew Viterbi?

Andrew James Viterbi is an American electrical engineer and businessman who co-founded Qualcomm Inc. and invented the Viterbi algorithm. He is currently Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering, which was named in his honor in 2004 in recognition of his $52 million gift.

Viterbi was born in Bergamo, Italy to Italian Jewish parents and emigrated with them in 1939 to the United States as a refugee because of the Italian racial laws. His original name was Andrea, but when he was naturalized in the US, his parents anglicized it to Andrew.

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Born
Mar 9, 1935
Bergamo
Also known as
  • 安德鲁·维特比
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Italy
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • PhD, University of Southern California
    ( - 1963)
  • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Electrical engineering
    (1952 - 1957)
  • Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Electrical engineering
    (1952 - 1957)
  • Boston Latin School
Lived in
  • Bergamo

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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