10 Facts About John Cioffi


John Mathew Cioffi was born on November 7,1956 and is an American electrical engineer, educator and inventor who has made contributions in telecommunication system theory, specifically in coding theory and information theory.


From 1978 to 1982, John Cioffi worked as a modem designer at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey.


In 1984, John Cioffi left Bell Labs to work at IBM as a hard disk drive read channel researcher.


In 1986, John Cioffi began his teaching career as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University.


In 1991, at the age of 35, John Cioffi took a leave of absence from Stanford to found Amati Communications Corporation.


John Cioffi's vision was to build DSL modems based on his and his students' research.


In 1993, John Cioffi returned to Stanford, although he remained involved with Amati as an officer and director until its 1998 acquisition by Texas Instruments.


In 2001, John Cioffi was elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the theory and practice of high-speed digital communications.


In 2003, John Cioffi founded Adaptive Spectrum and Signal Alignment, Inc to help service providers realize improvements in the performance and profitability of their DSL networks.


In 2009, John Cioffi assumed emeritus status at Stanford, as the Hitachi Professor Emeritus of Engineering.