Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program
Bernard M. Gordon (MIT '48, M.S. '49)
For more than fifty years, Bernard M. Gordon and the teams of engineers he has led have conceived, invented, and developed myriad pioneering high–technology devices and equipment contributing to major advances in the fields of industrial instrumentation, medical imaging, computer systems, aerospace telemetry, and communications.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Analogic Corporation, Bernard M. Gordon is often called the "father" of high speed analog–to–digital conversion for his many contributions to the technologies that enrich our lives.Currently Chairman of NeuroLogica Corporation, involved in advanced brain imaging, he continues as an active entrepreneurial innovator.
Awarded the National Medial of Technology by President Reagan in 1986, and elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991, Mr. Gordon has been honored by the Engineering Societies of New England, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Franklin Institute, the Boston Museum of Science, and Eta Kappa Nu among others,
From his earliest contributions to the development of UNIVAC—the world's first commercial digital computer—and to the first alphanumeric dot matrix display, to scanning devices that would become the central core of modern medical imaging and counter-terrorism technology, Mr. Gordon has represented the key creative and essential role of the engineer in the development of new technology.
His concern for the education of engineering leaders led to the establishment of the Bernard M. Gordon–MIT Engineering Leadership Program. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and several honorary doctorate degrees in engineering and science.