Engineer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Viterbi, developer of the
Viterbi algorithm and co-founder of Qualcomm Inc., recently endowed
the Viterbi Family Program in Mediterranean Jewish Studies at UCLA.
In this video, he talks about his early youth in fascist Italy;
his family's emigration to America; his cousin, renowned Italian-Jewish author Primo Levi;
the unusual experience of being an Italian Jew in the U.S.;
and the millennia of Jewish history in the Mediterranean region.