Bernard M. Oliver
|Born||May 17, 1916|
|Died||November 23, 1995 (aged 79)|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Known for||Pulse-code modulation|
|Awards||National Medal of Science (1986)|
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Bernard M. Oliver (May 17, 1916 – November 23, 1995), also known as Barney Oliver, was a scientist who made contributions in many fields, including radar, television, and computers. He was the founder and director of Hewlett-Packard (HP) laboratories until his retirement in 1981. He is also a recognized pioneer in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Oliver was president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1965. In 1986, Oliver was a National Medal of Science recipient for Engineering Science and on February 11, 2004 it was announced that Oliver had been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Oliver was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1973, received the National Medal of Science in 1986, and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2004. The asteroid (2177) Oliver is named after him.
Worked at Bell Labs.
Founded HP Labs and worked there four decades.