William F. Schreiber, Professor Emeritus at M.I.T, died suddenly at his home in Cambridge, MA. on Monday September 21, 2009, at the age of 84. From l959 until his retirement in l990, he was a faculty member at MIT as Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was director of the Advanced Television Research program in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) from 1983 until his retirement. In 1969 with Melvin J. Fennell from The Associated Press and fellow MIT professors and PhDs Samuel J. Mason, and Donald E. Troxel, Mr. Schreiber developed one of the first commercially successful optical character recognition (OCR) machines, which served as the basis for starting, in the same year, the company ECRM. «more»

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William F. Schreiber, 84, MIT professor and imaging innovator