John Robinson Pierce is an American engineer and author. He has worked in radio communications, microwave technology, computer music, psychology, and science fiction. On the sidelines of his professional career, he wrote science fiction over the years under various names: John Pierce, John R. Pierce and J. J. Coupling. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he received his doctorate from Caltech and died in Sunnyvale, California from complications of Parkinson's disease.
|Born||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Died||April 2, 2002, Sunnyvale, California|
|Awards||Stuart Ballantine Medal (1960), IEEE Edison Medal (1963), IEEE Medal of Honor (1975), Marconi Prize (1979), Japan Prize (1985)|
|IMDb||John Robinson Pierce's IMDb|
Engineer and author who helped create the concept of Pulse code modulation (PCM).
He worked at Bell Labs perfecting vacuum tubes, which led him to the work of Rudolf Kompfner.
He taught electrical engineering at Cal Tech in 1970.
He had two children with his wife. His son John became a science fiction editor.
He was influenced by the work of Rudolf Kompfner.
- ALPAC Report - The ALPAC is a committee of seven scientists led by John R. Pierce, formed in 1964 by the US government to evaluate the advancement of general computational linguistics and machine translation. in particular.
- Draper Award Winner
- Lazing around on American soil
- Recipients of the IEEE Medal of Honor
- Engineer from New Jersey
- Recipient of the IEEE Edison Medal
- Bell Labs scientists
- National science medal winner
Latest information about John Robinson Pierce updated on June 07 2021.