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Jul. 13, 2013 SVEC Hall Of Fame

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Here are Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall Of Fame members over the years. Pictured are Bill Adams, Paul Baran, Bob Berry, Roy Clay, Aart de Geus, Doug Engelbart, Richard Elkus, Jane Evans, Celeste Volz Ford, Joseph Goodman, Sam Haddad, Martin Hellman, John Hennessy, David Hodges, Ted Hoff, Tom Kailath, Steve Kang, J. Patrick Kennedy, David Lam, Wiliam Miller, Gordon Moore, Stanley Myers, Jim Omura, Brad Parkinson, Jay Pinson, T.J. Rodgers, Jerry Sanders, Terry Shoup, Jim Spilker, Bernard Widrow, Steve Wozniak.

Adams Bill 12 Baran Paul 2 copy Berry Bob Clay Roy copy DeGeus Aart Engelbart Doug 3 copy Elkus Richard copy Evans Jane 2007 VolzFord Celeste copy Goodman Joseph Haddad Sam Hellman Martin Hennessy John Hodges David Hoff Marcian Ted Kailath Tom Kang Steve Kennedy JPatrick Lam David Miller William copy Moore Gordon Myers Stanley copy Omura Jim Parkinson Brad Pinson Jay Rodgers TJ copy Sanders Jerry Shoup Terry copy Spilker Jim Widrow Bernard Wozniak Steve 12

I’m still looking through the archives for Hall Of Fame members Michael H. Antonacci, Dale L. Compton, Sam Cristofano, Robert Frankenberg, Joseph B. Franzini, Paul J. Friedl, James F. Gibbons, Edward L. Ginzton, Frank Greene, Norman O. Gunderson, James M. Hait, William R. Hewlett, Reynold B. Johnson, Ernest S. Kuh, Ken Levy, John G. Linvill, A. Louis London, Kumar Malavalli, Dan Maydan, Meyya Meyyappan, Fredrick J. Moody, Koichi (Ko) Nishimura, George S. Nolte, Robert N. Noyce, Bernard (Barney) M. Oliver, David Packard, Robert J. Parden, Mihir Parikh, David Patterson, Richard K. Pefley, William J. Perry, Bernard (Barney) M. Oliver, Mary G. Ross, Leo W. Ruth, Barry Sanders, Terry E. Shoup, Sass Somekh, George L. Sullivan, Chang-Lin Tien, Dan Tellep, Dr. Frederick E. Terman, David A. Thompson, Fred H. Tibbetts, Alan M. Title, Anthony (Tony) Turturici, Russell H. Varian, Sigurd F. Varian, Esther Williams, Lotfi Zadeh.

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Mar. 27, 2011 Paul Baran

March 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, Paul Baran died from lung cancer at the age of 84. He was a member of the SVEC Hall of Fame, winner of the Marconi Prize and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

Born in Grodno, Poland, Baran graduated from Drexel Institute of Technology in 1949 and later his master’s degree in electrical engineering from UCLA.

Baran worked for the Rand Corporation in the 1950s developing a command-and-control network that would survive a nuclear attack. He came up with a decentralized system would be held together by scores of small computers. Messages would be broken in small packets and would still get through switching from one surviving node to the next until it was reassembled at the destination. This packet switching was used by the Arpanet and eventually the Internet. The idea of an artificial intelligence network that could withstand anything lives on.

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