Andrew Viterbi: Reflections of an Educator, Researcher, and Entrepreneur

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 • 27 Iyyar 5777

7:30 PM - 9:30 PMJacobs Family Community Hall

In his recently published memoir, San Diego leader and acclaimed electrical engineer Andrew Viterbi examines his life in America as an immigrant child, his success as a scientist and businessman and the principles that inspired his most decisive choices.

Attuned to the post-war growing technological needs of government and population, Viterbi and his colleagues began to work in an area where scientific research and capitalistic enterprise could support one another. His main contribution to science, the Viterbi Algorithm, enables cellular technology and found applications in different fields, ultimately leading to the co-founding of Qualcomm, which became one of the most important communication companies worldwide. A graduate of MIT, he has been a professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA and UC San Diego. Among many awards he received is the National Medal of Science from the President of the United States.

The evening will include a reading of excerpts from the memoir as well as a conversation with Dr. Andrew Viterbi, his granddaughter Ali Viterbi and physicist Professor Dr. Brian Keating.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased
here.  Beth El is not selling tickets directly.

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth El.

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