In Physics from University of California, Los Angeles (1955), and a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering from Stanford University (1958).
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he received an Bachelor of Arts in physics from Harvard University (1953), an Master of Arts He worked as a research engineer in the Hughes Aircraft Company until 1955, when he joined the faculty at Stanford University (1955-1965), was visiting professor at University of California at Berkeley (1966), before moving to University of Hawaii (1968-1994), serving as professor of both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director of Aloha Systems. He served as a Chief Technology Officer of Aloha Networks, which he co-founded in San Francisco in 1994. His early research concerned radar signal characteristics and sampling theory, as well as frequency modulation and digital communication channels, error correcting codes, pattern recognition and machine learning and computing for seismic analysis.
In the late 1960s he worked on the ALOHAnet and continued to develop spread spectrum techniques in the 1980s.
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Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Koji Kobayshi Computers and Communications award 1995, Alexander Graham Bell medal 2007), International Engineering Consortium, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Information Theory Society (Golden Jubilee award for Technology Innovation 1998).
Married Joan Freulich, July 4, 1954. Children— Mark David, Carin Lynn.