Call Number: SC1112
McCluskey, Edward J., 1929-
Title: Edward J. McCluskey papers
99 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
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Professor McCluskey worked on electronic switching systems at the Bell Telephone
Laboratories from 1955 to 1959. In 1959, he moved to Princeton University, where he was
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of the University Computer Center. In
1966, he joined Stanford University, where he is Professor of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, as well as Director of the Center for Reliable Computing. He 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. The Stanford Computer Forum (an Industrial Affiliates Program) was
started by Dr. McCluskey and two colleagues in 1970 and he was its Director until
Professor McCluskey developed the first algorithm for designing combinational circuits -
the Quine-McCluskey logic minimization procedure as a doctoral student at MIT. At Bell
Labs and Princeton, he developed the modern theory of transients (hazards) in logic
networks and formulated the concept of operating modes of sequential circuits. His
Stanford research focuses on logic testing, synthesis, design for testability, and
fault-tolerant computing. Prof. McCluskey and his students at the Center for Reliable
Computing worked out many key ideas for fault equivalence, probablilistic modelling of
logic networks, pseudo-exhaustive testing, and watchdog processors. He collaborated with
Signetics researchers in developing one of the first practical multivalued logic
implementations and then worked out a design technique for such circuitry.
Dr. McCluskey served as the first President of the IEEE Computer Society. He is the
recipient of the 1996 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and
ACM; and a member of the NAE. He has honorary doctorates from the University of Grenoble
and Bowdoin College. He has published several books including two widely used texts.