Lynn Ellis

Lynn Ellis
San Mateo, CA, USA
Associated organizations
International Telephone & Telegraphy Corporation
Fields of study
IEEE Award in International Communication


Lynn Ellis was born in San Mateo, California in 1928. He received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from Cornell University in 1948 and his Master of Science Degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1954. In 1979, he received his Doctor of Professional Studies in Management Degree from Pace University for studies of the Economies of Scale in Telecommunications, Analysis, Strategies, and Management.

Most of his professional career was spend at International Telephone & Telegraphy Corporation (ITT) in various technical management positions for major military and commercial endeavors in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Spain. When he left ITT in 1979, he held the position of Director of the ITT Research Council and a Board Member of Fundacion de Chile - a non-profit research foundation.

Dr. Ellis was an independent consultant on international business and prepared book for John Wiley & Sons entitled, "The Financial Side of Industrial Research Management." He published well over 35 papers on various technical, economic, and management subjects including one book and three patents have been issued in his name.

He has been active in professional activities and was a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and has a Letter of Commendation from the Secretary of Commerce, 1975. From 1973 to 1976 he was a member of Committee on Telecommunications of the National Academy of Engineers, Chairman of the Telecommunications Equipment Technical Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1973 to 1975, and a member of the Space Communications Advisory Committee to NASA in 1978. He was a member of the IEEE Committee on Communications and Information Policy.

His main spare time hobby was year round gardening in Westport, Connecticut where he maintained a sizable greenhouse. He was married, with three children.