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Engineering educator

Marvin Alan Sirbu, American engineering educator. Achievements include patents for method and apparatus for purchasing and delivering digital goods over a network; patents for method for certifying delivery of secure electronic transactions. Recipient Karl Compton award, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966, Benjamin Teare Outstanding Teaching award, Carnegie Mellon University, 1991; fellowship, National Science Foundation, 1966-1971.

Background

Sirbu, Marvin Alan was born on July 15, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of Marvin Alan and Beatrice Friedlander Sirbu.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968. Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1973.

Career

Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973—1978, principal research associate, 1979—1983, assistant professor, 1984—1985. Associate professor Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1985—1990, professor, since 1990. Senior consultant Hammer & Company, Cambridge, 1981—1983, Communications Studies and Planning, Cambridge, 1983—1985.

Director Telelogic Corporation, Somerville, Massachusetts, 1984—1988, Comav Corporation, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1998—1999. Member Federal Communications Commission Technological Advisory Committee, Washington, 1999—2001. Founder Carnegie Mellon Information Networking Institute.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for method and apparatus for purchasing and delivering digital goods over a network. Patents for method for certifying delivery of secure electronic transactions.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (book) Microprocessor Applications. Contributor articles to professional journals (Best Paper award, 1976), chapters to books.

Membership

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (co-chairman 1980, board directors vice president 1994), Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Jogging, tennis, travel.

Connections

Married Barbara Beth Lazarus, January 9, 1979 (deceased July 15, 2003). Children: Margaret Ann, Benjamin James.

father:
Marvin Alan

mother:
Beatrice Friedlander Sirbu

spouse:
Barbara Beth Lazarus

children:
Margaret Ann Sirbu

Benjamin James Sirbu