Andrew Viterbi

Andrew Viterbi

Andrew James Viterbi (born Andrea James Viterbi; March 9, 1935) is an Italian-American electrical engineer and businessman who co-founded Qualcomm Inc. and invented the Viterbi algorithm.

Viterbi was born in Bergamo, Italy to Jewish parents and emigrated with them in 1939 to the United States as a refugee. His original name was Andrea, but when he was naturalized in the US, his parents changed it to Andrew, since Andrea is a female name in many English-speaking countries.

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... Viterbi was later a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and UCSD ... In 1967 he invented the Viterbi algorithm, which he used for decoding convolutionally encoded data ... On advice of a lawyer, Viterbi did not patent the algorithm ...

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