View source for Gerald Estrin ← Gerald Estrin You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users. You can view and copy the source of this page. == Biography == Born: 9 September 1921 Died: 29 March 2012 <p>[[Image:Gerald estrin.jpg|thumb|right]]</p> [[Image:WEIZAC CPU.JPG|thumb|right|Central processing unit of the WEIZAC, Photo Courtesy of Weizmann Institue of Science]] <p>Prof. Gerald Estrin, a 1968 [[IEEE Fellow Grade History|IEEE Life Fellow]] "For outstanding contributions to university research and education in computers, and to the design and construction of pioneering digital computers" was an early leader of computer design. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. </p> <p>Born 9 September 1921 in New York, Estrin received his B.S, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin in 1948, 1949, and 1951, respectively.</p> <p>He served as research engineer in the von Neumann group at IAS from 1950-56, this led to an invitation from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel to direct the WEIZAC Project in 1954-5; the [[Milestones:WEIZAC Computer, 1955|WEIZAC computer]] is now an [[Milestones:IEEE Milestones Program|IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing]]. In the 1980s, the WEIZAC team was interviewed for the [[Archives:The Computer Pioneers: Weizmann Institute Video Oral History|Computer Pioneers Project]].<br></p> <p>Estrin served as Chairperson of the UCLA Computer Science Department from 1979 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. He retired in 1991, and was recalled as Professor Emeritus. He is married to UCLA Computer Science Professor [[Thelma Estrin|Thelma Estrin]], and they are the parents of Deborah Estrin, also a UCLA Computer Science professor, as well as of Margo Estrin and Judy Estrin. </p> [[Category:Computers and information processing|Estrin]] [[Category:Computer science|Estrin]] Template used on this page: Template:Biography (view source) Return to Gerald Estrin. Retrieved from "http://ethw.org/Gerald_Estrin"