THE ANDREW J. VITERBI Distinguished Lecture in Communication is USC’s premier academic distinction in information technology and digital communications.
Each year, the lecture will be delivered by an individual who has made fundamental contributions of profound impact in communication.
The inaugural lecture, “The Science, Technology and Business of Digital Communications,” takes place Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Andrus Gerontology Center, and will be given by Andrew J. Viterbi.
Viterbi is the co-founder and retired vice chairman and chief technical officer of Qualcomm. He is most well known for creating the Viterbi Algorithm used in most digital cellular phones and digital satellite receivers, as well as diverse fields such as magnetic recording, voice recognition and DNA sequence analysis.
More recently, Viterbi concentrated his efforts on establishing Code-Division Multiple Access as the multiple access technology of choice for cellular telephone and wireless data communication.
VITERBI IS A MEMBER of the National Academy of Engineering, the USC board of trustees and the USC School of Engineering’s board of councilors. He has received several honorary doctorates, as well as the Claude Shannon Award of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers’ Information Theory Society.
The lecture, which is sponsored by the USC School of Engineering, is free. For more information, call 213- 740-3992.