Bernard M. Oliver

Bernard M. Oliver

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birth_date = 1919
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nationality = USA
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field = scientist, engineer
work_institution = Hewlett Packard
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known_for = Pulse Code Modulation
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Bernard M. Oliver (1919 – 1995), aka Barney Oliver, was an eminent scientist who made important contributions in many fields, including radar, television, and computers.Fact|date=September 2008 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 extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI).Fact|date=September 2008 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.

Early years

Worked at Bell Labs

HP Labs

Founded HP Labs - Four Decades

cientific contributions

* Developed Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) with Claude Shannon
* Headed the HP Personal Calculator development team

Chairs, foundations, and awards

* In 2004 he was inducted into The National Inventors Hall of Fame. []
* In 1997 the SETI Institute established a newly endowed position, the Bernard M. Oliver Chair. []
* Bernard Oliver Memorial Fund []
* National Medal of Science, List of National Medal of Science winners, Engineering 1986

ee also

* 2177 Oliver (an asteroid named for Bernard M. Oliver)

External links and references

* [ HP news release]
* [ An Interview with BERNARD MORE OLIVER OH 97] (pdf) Conducted by Arthur L. Norberg on 9 August 1985, 14 April 1986, Hewlett-Packard Company (Palo Alto, CA)
* [ SETI Institute biography]

NAME= Oliver, Bernard M.
SHORT DESCRIPTION=American scientist, engineer

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