Considered the "father of analog to digital conversion" for his inventions and contributions to signal transduction, medical tomography and other high precision instrumentation, Bernard M. 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 cofounder 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.
The Gordon Center at UC San Diego is made possible through a generous gift from Bernard M. Gordon and his wife Sophia Gordon. 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 MIT, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and the Technion, and they have established the National Academy of Engineering's Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education (NAE Gordon Prize).