ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
ECE Faculty

Ira Jacobs

(Jan 3, 1931 — Aug 11, 2010)

Photograph of Ira Jacobs
Office: 360 Whittemore
Mailing Address: 302 Whittemore (0111)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Title: Professor

Ph.D., Purdue University, 1955
M.S., Purdue University, 1952
B.S., College of the City of New York, 1950

Bell Laboratories; MTS 1955-60, Supervisor 1960-62, Department Head 1962-67, Director 1967-1987; directed the development of AT&T's initial terrestrial fiber optic systems.

Teaching Interests:
Fiber optics, Telecommunications

Research Interests:
Fiber optic communication system performance, architecture, and technology, Application to long-distance systems, local area networks, CATV distribution, and wireless interfaces

Books Published

Most peoples not so lucky: A memoir
By Ira Jacobs, Mary Holliman (Ed.) & Micah Acord (IIlus.)

The life and times of Otto K ottO
By Ira Jacobs, Mary Holliman (Ed.) & Micah Acord (IIlus.)
(Pocahontas Press)