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Andrew J. Viterbi
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Born
Andrea Giacomo Viterbi

March 9, 1935 (1935-03-09) (age 86)
Citizenship Italian, American
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS, MS)
University of Southern California (PhD)
Occupation Engineer
Spouse(s)
Erna Finci
(m. 1958; died 2015)
Children Alexander Viterbi (1971–2011)
Audrey Viterbi
Alan Viterbi
Engineering career
Discipline Electrical
Institutions University of Southern California Board of Trustees
The Scripps Research Institute Board of Trustees, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
Employer(s) Professor:
UC Los Angeles
UC San Diego
Founder/Co-founder:
Linkabit Corporation
Qualcomm Inc.
The Viterbi Group
Projects Viterbi algorithm
Significant advance Code Division Multiple Access standard for cell phone networks
Awards NAE (1978)
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1984)
Marconi Prize (1990)
Claude E. Shannon Award (1991)
National Medal of Science (2007)
IEEE/RSE James Clerk Maxwell Medal
IEEE Medal of Honor (2010)
John Fritz Medal (2011)

Andrew James Viterbi (born Andrea Giacomo Viterbi; March 9, 1935) is an Italian-born American electrical engineer and businessman. He co-founded Qualcomm Inc. and invented the Viterbi algorithm. He is Presidential Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.

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