1916 – Shannon – bio

Claude Elwood Shannon was born in 1916 in Michigan, USA and was a mathematician, cryptographer and engineer who become known as “the Father of information theory”. He used Boolean algebra to create the concept of digital logic which most modern electronics are based upon. He did work on the foundations of modern cryptography and designed digital communications in his famous paper, “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” in 1948. This paper is the first recorded use of the term, “bit” and included the basics of compression and data recovery techniques. Shannon also did pioneering work in computer chess algorithms (before modern computers existed) and machine learning.

PRECURSOR:
1232 – Llull
1646 – Leibniz
1791 – Babbage
1815 – Boole
1815 – Byron
1838 – telegraph
1844 – Boltzmann
1847 – Edison
1854 – MacMahon
1856 – Tesla
1879 – Einstein
1885 – Weyl
1890 – Bush
1894 – Wiener

CONCURRENT:
1901 – Bose
1903 – Kolmogorov
1903 – von Neumann
1904 – Stibitz
1905 – Atanasoff
1905 – Bode
1907 – Shestakov
1910 – Zuse
1912 – Turing
1923 – Kelly
1925 – Huffman
1926 – Solomonoff
1927 – Minksy

SUBSEQUENT:
1931 – Ziv
1932 – Thorp
1935 – Viterbi
1936 – Lempel
1936 – Sutherland

SEE ALSO:
Claude Shannon – Father of the Information Age – [youtube.com]

Considered the founding father of the electronic communication age, Claude Shannon’s work ushered in the Digital Revolution. This fascinating program explores his life and the major influence his work had on today’s digital world through interviews with his friends and colleagues

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