2018 Caltech Distinguished Alumni

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Caltech has recognized three Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) graduates with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor regularly bestowed by the Institute. Gary Demos (BS '71, Engineering and Applied Science), Gary A. Flandro (MS '60, PhD '67, Aeronautics), and Ronald H. Willens (BS '53 Physics, MS '54 Mechanical Engineering, PhD '61 Engineering Science). Demos was recognized “for his pioneering achievement in the development of computer-generated images (CGI) for use in motion pictures, and in digital film scanning and recording.” Flandro was recognized for “his seminal contributions to the design and engineering of multi-outer-planet missions, including the Grand Tour, the course set for the epic explorations of the Voyager spacecraft.” Willens was honored for “his innovative and revolutionary contributions to advanced internet connectivity and telecommunications. He pioneered the Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) as an access server authentication and accounting protocol, which was adapted by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards.” [Caltech story]

EAS alumnus Gary Demos (Image Essence LLC)

EAS alumnus Gary Demos (Image Essence LLC)

EAS alumnus Gary A. Flandro (Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee Space Institute; Chief Engineer and Vice President, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories)

EAS alumnus Gary A. Flandro (Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee Space Institute; Chief Engineer and Vice President, Gloyer-Taylor Laboratories)

EAS alumnus Ronald H. Willens

EAS alumnus Ronald H. Willens

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