The Armstrong Memorial Lectures

The Columbia University Electrical Engineering Armstrong Memorial Lecture Series was established in 19??. This series of lectures offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University in New York is named in honor of Edwin Howard Armstrong, 1890-1954, a pre-eminent electrical engineer, who through his extraordinary inventions, FM radio among them, contributed immeasurably to the advancement of wireless communications and broadcasting. He spent his entire career in the department - first as a student and later as a professor.

A partial listing of Armstrong Memorial lectures (if you are able to fill in the gaps, please contact the Foundation):

  • 2019-10-15. Digital Wireless: Origins, Evolution and Challenges by Andrew Viterbi
  • 2018-09-25. The Process of Making Breakthroughs in Engineering by Thomas Kailath
  • 2017-12-08. High-Capacity Optical and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communications using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Beams by Alan Willner
  • 2017-04-14. An expanding and expansive view of computing by Jim Kurose
  • 2016-10-25. From Armstrong, Through Shannon, to Massive MIMO: 100 Years of Wireless Technological Progress by Thomas L. Marzetta
  • 2013-03-15. How Armstrong's Circuits Made the Radio Receiver Part of Our Lives by Asad A. Abidi
  • 2012-02-01. Technology and Business Innovations at Qualcomm with Impact on a World of Nearly Six Billion Cellular Subscribers by Irwin Mark Jacobs
  • 2011-01-20. The Smart Grid: Power for the 21st Century by George Arnold
  • 2010-01-29. Wireless: Revolution and Evolution by H. Vincent Poor
  • 2008-11-07. A Wildly Nonlinear History of Wireless by T. Lee
    • 2007-03-26. Reflections on the VLSI Design Revolution by Lynn Conway
    • 2006-10-30. The Changing Nature of Innovation by Paul M. Horn
  • 2005-09-19. Unbreakable Secret Key Distribution? Quantum Cryptography and Optical Networks by Matthew S. Goodman
    • 2003-03-26. Sociology and Surprise in Science and Technology by Charles H. Townes
    • 1990-04-02. Micromechanics and Microdynamics by Richard S. Muller
    • 1980-02-29. The Changing Television Industry by Leonard S. Golding
    • 1980-02-01. Computational Complexity by Joseph F. Traub
    • 1979-12-07. Infrared Electronics by Steven E. Schwartz
    • 1979-11-09. Magnetic Fields of the Human Brain by Samuel J. Williamson
    • 1978-03-31. The Electronics Revolution by Jerome J. Suran
    • 1977-12-09. The Advances in Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD's) and Applications by Walter F. Kosonocky
    • 1977-10-28. Satellite Communications - Technology and Trends by Burton I. Edelson
    • 1977-04-22. Computer Mediated Communication by Robert M. Famo
    • 1975-11-07. The Social Position of the Engineer in 1975 - An Agenda by Arthur P. Stern
    • 1975-04-25. Man, Computers, and Creativity: the Dialogue Problem by Robert Spence
    • 1975-04-04. Directions in Computer Communication Architecture by Paul E. Green, Jr.
    • 1975-03-07. Computers that Talk and Listen: Man-Machine Communication by Voice by James L. Flanagan