12.11.2008 14:58 Age: 6 yrs
By: Prosper

In Memoriam: Arne Jensen

Arne Jensen, ITC Founder, has passed away.


Arne Jensen

We have just heard with great sadness that Arne Jensen passed away on November 11, 2008.

Professor Arne Jensen was the key person behind the creation of the International Teletraffic Congress in 1955, which he chaired from 1955 until 1991.

Arne was born on February 16, 1920 in Vordingborg, Denmark, and he became a Master of Insurance Science and Statististics in 1944. He was thus with the Copenhagen Telephone Company and in 1948, he completed, with E. Brockmeyer and H.L. Halstrøm, the book on Erlang's achievements: "The Life and works of A.K. Erlang".

From 1962 he had been a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark in Statistics and Operations Research.

Arne Jensen was Emeritus Chairman of the International Advisory Council of ITC.