Bernard M. Oliver

Bernard M. Oliver (May 27, 1916 – November 23, 1995), also known as Barney Oliver, was a scientist who made contributions in many fields, including radar, television, and computers.[1] 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 extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).[2][3] Oliver was president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1965.[4] 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.

Bernard M. Oliver
Born(1916-05-27)May 27, 1916
DiedNovember 23, 1995(1995-11-23) (aged 79)
Alma materStanford University
Known forPulse-code modulation
AwardsNational Medal of Science (1986)
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Scientific career
Fieldsscientist, engineer
InstitutionsHewlett Packard

Early yearsEdit

Worked at Bell Labs.

HP LabsEdit

Founded HP Labs and worked there four decades.

Scientific contributionsEdit

Chairs, foundations, and awardsEdit

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-10-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Bernard Oliver". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. ^ Hall of Fame induction info Bernard Oliver, The National Inventors Hall of Fame
  6. ^ The Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI, Tom Pierson, The Columbus Optical SETI Observatory, 30. October 1997
  7. ^ Bernard Oliver Memorial Fund

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