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Winfield Hill is the Director of the Electronics Engineering Laboratory at the Rowland Institute at Harvard University. A self-proclaimed "electronics circuit-design guru", trained physicist and Electronic Engineer , he co-authored the popular text The Art of Electronics with Harvard Physicist Paul Horowitz.

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Engineering work by Hill in the late 1970s at Harvard led him to found the Sea Data Corporation, which designed instruments for deep-sea oceanography.

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References

  1. ^ Winfield Hill's Electronics/Engineering Home Page