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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Founded in 1963 with the merger of the Institute of Radio Engineers and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Official Website:
http://www.ieee.org/

Location:
New York City

Founding Date:
1-Jan-1963

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Robert Adler
Physicist
4-Dec-1913 15-Feb-2007 Invented wireless remote control
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Ernst F. W. Alexanderson
Inventor
25-Jan-1878 14-May-1975 Developed radio and television at GE and RCA
Hannes Alfvén
Physicist
30-May-1908 2-Apr-1995 Renegade Swedish astrophysicist
Gene Amdahl
Engineer
16-Nov-1922   Parallel computing pioneer
Gil Amelio
Business
1-Mar-1943   CEO of Apple, 1996-97
Anousheh Ansari
Business
12-Sep-1966   Telecom executive, space tourist
Teruaki Aoki
Business
c. 1941   Senior EVP at Sony, 2000-05
John Atanasoff
Inventor
4-Oct-1903 15-Jun-1995 Atanasoff-Berry Computer
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
Ralph Baer
Inventor
8-Mar-1922   Inventor of the home video game console
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
Robert L. Barnett
Business
c. 1940   EVP at Motorola, 2003-05
Eleanor Baum
Educator
c. 1939   Dean of Engineering, Cooper Union
Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Programmer
8-Jun-1955   Inventor of the World Wide Web
Erich Bloch
Business
9-Jan-1925   Director of NSF, 1984-90
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Physicist
11-Mar-1920   Nonlinear optics
Grady Booch
Computer Programmer
27-Feb-1955   Unified Modeling Language
Amar Bose
Inventor
2-Nov-1929   Inventor of Bose speakers
James R. Boyd
Business
c. 1947   VP of Ashland, 1986-2002
Willard S. Boyle
Physicist
19-Aug-1924 7-May-2011 Digital photography
Walter H. Brattain
Physicist
10-Feb-1902 13-Oct-1987 Co-Inventor of the transistor
William R. Brody
Educator
4-Jan-1944   President, Salk Institute
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Charles F. Brush
Inventor
17-Mar-1849 15-Jun-1929 Street lights
Ed Catmull
Business
31-Mar-1945   Pixar Co-Founder, Disney Animation president
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Leon Chua
Scientist
28-Jun-1936   Hypothesized the memristor
Edward Condon
Physicist
2-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 Quantum Mechanics
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
Seymour Cray
Inventor
28-Sep-1925 5-Oct-1996 Inventor of Cray supercomputers
Kenneth C. Dahlberg
Business
c. 1945   CEO of SAIC
Aart J. de Geus
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Synopsys
Mark Dean
Engineer
2-Mar-1957   Computer architecture
Dorothy Denning
Scientist
12-Aug-1945   Professor, interest in encryption
Ray Milton Dolby
Inventor
18-Jan-1933   Inventor of Dolby stereo
Nicholas M. Donofrio
Business
7-Sep-1945   EVP at IBM
Allen B. DuMont
Inventor
29-Jan-1901 14-Nov-1965 TV picture tube and TV network
Roger Easton
Inventor
30-Apr-1921   Global Positioning System
John Presper Eckert
Computer Programmer
9-Apr-1919 3-Jun-1995 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Bob Frankston
Computer Programmer
14-Jun-1949   Programmer of Visicalc
John Gage
Business
c. 1942   Sun Microsystems
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
C. Daniel Gelatt
Business
c. 1947   President of NMT Corporation
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Ivar Giaever
Physicist
5-Apr-1929   Tunneling through superconductors
Bill Gordon
Astronomer
8-Jan-1918 16-Feb-2010 Designed Arecibo radio telescope
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
6-Sep-1919 27-Sep-2011 Implantable pacemaker
Donald P. Greenberg
Educator
c. 1933   Prof. of Computer Graphics, Cornell
Michael D. Griffin
Government
1-Nov-1949   NASA Administrator
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936   CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Narendra K. Gupta
Business
c. 1949   Co-Founder, Integrated Systems Inc.
Patrick T. Harker
Educator
19-Nov-1958   President, University of Delaware
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
John L. Hennessy
Educator
c. 1953   President of Stanford University
Keith Henson
Victim
1942   Scientology Victim
William Hewlett
Business
20-May-1913 12-Jan-2001 Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard
James Hillier
Physicist
22-Aug-1915 15-Jan-2007 Electron microscope
Tomlinson Holman
Engineer
7-Jun-1946   THX sound system
Nick Holonyak
Physicist
3-Nov-1928   Light-emitting diodes
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Evelyn Hu
Physicist
c. 1947   Nanoscale device fabrication
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Kristina M. Johnson
Educator
c. 1958   Provost of Johns Hopkins University
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
Brian D. Josephson
Physicist
4-Jan-1940   Discovered the Josephson Effect
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Garry Kitchen
Computer Programmer
c. 1958   Keystone Capers
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
Herbert Kroemer
Physicist
25-Aug-1928   Pioneer in laser technology
Edwin H. Land
Inventor
7-May-1909 1-Mar-1991 Polaroid Land Camera
Alfred Lee Loomis
Physicist
4-Nov-1887 1-Aug-1975 Millionaire scientist
John William Mauchly
Physicist
30-Aug-1907 8-Jan-1980 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Steve McConnell
Computer Programmer
c. 1963   Author of Code Complete
Teresa H. Meng
Business
c. 1961   Co-Founder, Atheros Communications
William D. Mensch
Engineer
9-Feb-1945   Co-Designer, 6502 microprocessor
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
Mike Muuss
Computer Programmer
16-Oct-1958 20-Nov-2000 Ping
Arun Netravali
Business
26-May-1946   Chief Scientist at Lucent, 2002-03
Robert Noyce
Inventor
12-Dec-1927 3-Jun-1990 Co-Inventor, integrated circuit
James E. Oberg
Historian
7-Nov-1944   Space exploration historian
Jorma Ollila
Business
15-Aug-1950   CEO of Nokia, 1992-2006
John B. Peatman
Educator
?   Engineering Professor at Georgia Tech
Arno Penzias
Astronomer
26-Apr-1933   Detected primordial radiation
Charles E. Phillips, Jr.
Business
c. 1960   President of Oracle, 2003-10
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Henry Samueli
Business
20-Sep-1954   Co-Founder of Broadcom
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
William Shockley
Physicist
13-Feb-1910 12-Aug-1989 Co-Inventor of the transistor
George E. Smith
Scientist
10-May-1930   Digital photography
Gene Spafford
Computer Programmer
c. 1957   Spaf
Percy Spencer
Scientist
19-Jul-1894 8-Sep-1970 Invented the microwave oven
Elmer Sperry
Inventor
12-Oct-1860 10-Jun-1930 Gyroscopic compass
Philip Sporn
Engineer
25-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1978 American Electric Power Company
Daniel C. Stanzione
Business
c. 1945   COO of Lucent, 1997-2000
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Andrew Tanenbaum
Computer Programmer
16-Mar-1944   Creator of Minix
James V. Taranik
Geologist
23-Apr-1940 21-Jun-2011 Desert Research Institute
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Nikola Tesla
Inventor
10-Jul-1856 7-Jan-1943 Invented alternating current
Norman Thagard
Astronaut
3-Jul-1943   Shuttle astronaut
Gary L. Tooker
Business
c. 1940   Chairman of Motorola, 1996-99
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Daniel C. Tsui
Physicist
28-Feb-1939   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Petr Ufimtsev
Physicist
8-Jul-1931   Physical Theory of Diffraction
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
Andrew J. Viterbi
Engineer
9-Mar-1935   Viterbi Algorithm
John von Neumann
Mathematician
28-Dec-1903 8-Feb-1957 Computing pioneer, inventor of Game Theory
Hans von Spakovsky
Government
11-Mar-1959   FEC Commissioner
Steven M. West
Business
c. 1957   COO of nCUBE, 2001-03
Robert Woodrow Wilson
Astronomer
10-Jan-1936   Detected primordial radiation


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