Edward J. McCluskey, American electrical engineer, Died at 86

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Edward J. McCluskey was born October 16, 1929, in New York City, NY and died on February 13, 2016.

He was a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.

Edward was a pioneer in the field of Electrical Engineering.

The Professor worked on electronic switching systems at the Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1955 to 1959.

Edward relocated to Princeton University, where he was Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the University Computer Center, in 1959.

During 1966, Edward J. McCluskey joined Stanford University, where he was Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as Director of the Center for Reliable Computing.

Edward J. McCluskey founded the Stanford Digital Systems Laboratory (now the Computer Systems Laboratory) in 1969 and the Stanford Computer Engineering Program (now the Computer Science MS Degree Program) in 1970.

However, the Stanford Computer Forum (an Industrial Affiliates Program) was started by Dr. McCluskey and two colleagues in 1970 and he was its Director until 1978.

Professor Edward led the Reliability and Testing Symposium (RATS).

Edward has mentored over 70 PhD students and has an expanding family of academic ‘grandchildren’.

Edward also has a hat collection.

He served as the first President of the IEEE Computer Society.

Edward J. McCluskey passed away at 86 yrs old.