Oral-History:IEEE Communications Society
IEEE Communications Society Oral Histories
In 1999, IEEE History Center staff recorded oral histories of select IEEE Communication Society members as part of a project marking the IEEE Communication Societies fiftieth anniversary. In addition, the IEEE Communication Society published A Brief History of Communications (2002) to mark its fiftieth anniversary. Other oral histories have been conducted with IEEE Communication Society members both before and after the special project.
Fred Andrews (1999) #380 Digital Networks
Paul Baran #378 Packet Communications
Vinton Cerf #355 Internet. Cerf, a Marconi Fellow, an IEEE Life Fellow, and an Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) member, played a significant role in the setup of ARPANET and developed the Transmission Controlled Protocol (TCP) with Bob Kahn.
Donald C. Cox #364 Cellular Telephone
Joel Engel # 366 Cellular Telephone
Paul Green #373 Spread Spectrum Communications, Optical Switching
Irwin Jacobs #376 Spread Spectrum Communications. Jacobs, Marconi Fellow, IEEE Life Fellow, and Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) member, co-founded the Linkabit consulting company and Qualcomm.
Amos Joel (1992) #137 Telephone Switching Systems
Amos Joel (1993) #163 Telephone Switching Systems
Richard Kirby #385 Radio Standards
Bob Lucky #361 Digital Communications
John Mayo #383 Telephone Switching, T-1 Carrier System
Laurence Milstein #381 Spread Spectrum Communications
Eugene O'Neill #415 Satellite Communications
Raymond Pickholtz (1999) #354 Spread Spectrum Communications
John Pierce #141, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Satellite Communications
Donald Schilling #356 Spread Spectrum Communications, 3rd Generation Wireless
Mischa Schwartz #360 Information Theory, Data Networks, Education
Jack Sipress #365 Undersea Cables
Dick Snelling #395 Fiber Optics in Telephone Networks
Keija Tachikawa #362 Mobile Communications, 3rd Generation Wireless
Andrew Viterbi #377 Coding, Digital Communications. Viterbi, an IEEE Life Fellow and an Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) member, did theoretical and practical work on digital communications, including the development of the Viterbi algorithm. He co-founded Qualcomm, which developed the OmniTRACS system and the Eudora e-mail program.