Considered the "father of analog to digital conversion" for his inventions and contributions to signal transduction, medical tomography, and other high precision instrumentation, Bernard Gordon has more than 200 patents worldwide. Gordon is the co-founder and Chairman of Danvers, Mass-based Neurologica Corporation. He is also the founder of Analogic Corporation (Peabody, MA) and recently retired as Chairman of the Board. Prior to Analogic, he was the president and co-founder of Epsco Incorporated. In 1986, Gordon received the National Medal of Technology and in 1991, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Through the Gordon Foundation, Bernard and Sophia Gordon are dedicated to supporting innovative engineering leadership training and reform in engineering education. In addition to the Gordon Engineering Leadership Center at UC San Diego, the couple has supported leadership centers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Technion Israel Institute of Technology. The couple has also established the National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education (NAE Gordon Prize).