J.C.R. Licklider

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1915 Licklider was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA., on March 11, 1915.
1937 Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with three B.S. degrees, physics, mathematics and psychology.
1938 Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a M.A. in psychology.
1942 Graduated from the University of Rochester, in New York state with a PhD in psychoacoustics.
1942 Research Fellow in the Psycho-Acoustics Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
1950 Associate Professor at Harvard.
1951 Lincoln Laboratory at MIT established.
Published Duplex Theory of Pitch Perception.
1957 Received the Franklin V. Taylor Award from the Society of Engineering Psychologists.
Became a Vice President at Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc..
1958 Elected President of the Acoustical Society of America.
1959 Published Libraries of the Future.
1960 Wrote Man-Computer Symbiosis paper.
1962 Appointed head of the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO) at ARPA, the United States Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
1963 Named Director of Behavioral Sciences Command & Control Research at ARPA.
1968 Published The Computer as a Communication Device in Science and Technology.
1990 Licklider died on June 26, 1990 due to complications from an asthma attack.
Received the Commonwealth Award for Distinguished Service.

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