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Joseph C. R. Licklider Edit Profile

educator , Computer scientist

Joseph C. R. Licklider, American computer scientist, educator. Recipient Common Wealth award for distinguished service, 1990. Member Acoustic Society of America (president).


Licklider, Joseph C. R. was born on March 11, 1915 in St. Louis.


Student, Washington University, St. Louis. Student, University Rochester.


With psychoacoustics laboratory Harvard University. With Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from 1950, associate director, then dir project MAC (now Laboratory Computer Science), professor emeritus, senior lecturer, retired, 1985. With Bolt, Beranek and Newman, 1957-1962, vice president, 1960-1962.

Member staff Department Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Information Processing Techniques Office, 1963-1964, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation. Researcher in linguistics. Lecturer on neurophysiology of vision and hearing, the perception of speech and presentation and assimilation of information.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Man-computer Symbiosis, 1960, (with robert Taylor) The Computer as a Communications Device, 1968.


Member Acoustic Society of America (president).