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Biographies of Participants and Authors Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129702D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 5 page(s) / 28K

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Biographies of Participants and Authors

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Copyright ©; 1992 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Biographies of Participants and Authors

In addition to these brief biographies, each of the interviewees was asked to provide a verbal autobiographical picture of himself as part of each session. These are included in the later sections.

Born in Oakland, Calif., July 1, 1926, Fernando Corbato attended Caltech, receiving a BS in 1950. He then moved to MIT, where he completed a PhD in physics in 1956. Thereafter, he served as a research associate (1960-63), as the assistant director for programming research (1959~0), associate director (1960-63), and deputy director (1963-66) in the MIT C - sting Center, while at the same time serving as a group leader in the Computing Systems Research Group Within the Laboratory for Computer Science (1963-72), cohead of the Systems Research Division (1972-74), associate head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (1974-78), and cohead, Automatic Programming Division (1972-74). He was appointed to the rank of associate professor in 1962 and to the Cecil H. Green professor ship in 1978. He received the W.W. McDowall Award from the IEEE in 1966, the Harry Goode Memorial Award from the American Federation of Information Processing Societies in 1980, and the 1990 ACM Turing Award. His major research interests are time-sharing systems, automatic programming, and knowledge-based application systems

Joseph C.R. Licklider.*1 A principal contributor to the advent of interactive computing and computer networks, Joseph C.R. Licklider died June 26,1990, in Arlington, Mass., at the age of
75. As reported in this issue of the Annals, he played a particularly central role in early time- sharing and interactive computing at MIT.

Licklider was born in St. Louis in 1915 and studied psychology, earning bachelor's and master's degrees from Washington University and a doctorate at the University of Rochester in 1942. He was a member of the Harvard University faculty and a researcher in its Psycho- Acoustics Laboratory beginning in 1943; he joined the MIT faculty in 1950.

In 1957 he was named vice president in the area of psycho-acoustics, engineering psychology, and information systems at Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN), and in 1962 he was appointed director of information processing techniques and behavioral sciences at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) of the Department of Defense.

After a three-year stint as a research consultant for IBM, Licklider returned to MIT as professor of electrical engineering (later computer science) and was named professor emeritus in 1985. He served concurrently as director of MIT's Project MAC from 1968 to 1970.

Additional details about his life and work can be found in The Boston Herald (6/30/90), The New York Tunes (7/3190), The Boston Globe (7/3/90), and MIT Tech Talk (7/18/90).

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