Victor B Lawrence: High-speed Communications

Victor B Lawrence’s work has been vital to the development of the Internet as we know it.

Starting by working on telephone communication, he worked out a way to use less ‘bandwidth’ and designed electronic components (chips) that were used in modems.

He also developed a method for including more data in digital video and radio signals and led important work on early radio satellite systems.

Victor is the expert when it comes to understanding and developing networks and signal processing having advanced data encoding and transmission, modem technology, silicon chip design, ATM switching and protocols, DSL, speech and audio coding, and digital video.

 


CLASSROOM IDEAS

Computing: Draw the internet, then research it and re-draw it. How can you share your new found knowledge with not only your school but also your family? Put on a play, create a game or quiz to help people understand about the internet.