Three graduate alums tapped for Inventors Hall of Fame


March 4, 2016

Nearly one-third of the 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees hail from MIT. On May 5, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, will recognize 16 individuals, described as having a revolutionary impact on the nation, at a ceremony in Washington. One MIT professor (Joseph Jacobson PhD ’93) worked with two other MIT alumni (Jonathan (JD) Albert ’97 and Barrett Comiskey ’97) to create electronic ink. Two additional alumni (Radia Perlman ’73, SM ’76, PhD ’88 and Ivan Sutherland PhD ’63) honorees worked on projects involving Internet advances, including the spanning tree protocol (STP) and the computer graphics breakthough Sketchpad. Read more.

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