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Vanu Bose, software pioneer and MIT Corporation member, dies at 52

MIT News 11/11/17: Vanu Bose, software pioneer and MIT Corporation member, dies at 52. Vanu Bose ’87, SM ’94, PhD ’99 [and Wayland High School ’83], a leading software executive and a member of the MIT Corporation with deep ties to the Institute, died on Saturday at age 52. The cause of his death was a sudden pulmonary embolism. Bose was the founder and CEO of Vanu, Inc., an innovative firm that provides wireless infrastructure globally and was the first company to receive certification for software-defined radio from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Just a month ago, Vanu and his company were receiving press coverage for their work helping to restore cell coverage in Puerto Rico, and a few weeks ago Technology Review covered his efforts in Africa.

Boston Globe 11/12/17: Vanu Bose, noted figure with MIT and cellular pioneer, dies at 52.

WBUR 11/12/17: Vanu Bose, MIT Community Member And Cell Service Leader, Dies At 52

Boston Business Journal 11/12/17: Technology pioneer Vanu Bose dies at 52

New York Times 11/14/17: Vanu Bose, Who Brought Cellular Service to Remote Areas, Dies at 52

Wall Street Journal 11/17/17: Vanu Bose Found Ways to Bring Cellphone Service to Unserved Areas.

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