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Claude Shannon: The Father of the Information Age

By Sergio Verdú Published 2016

A Public Lecture Celebrating Claude E. Shannon - Sergio Verdu

One of the key scientific contributions of the 20th century, Claude Shannon's "A Mathematical Theory of Communication” created the field of information theory in 1948. In addition to the impact of information theory on communications technology, Shannon’s work has had tremendous impact on computer science and engineering, artificial intelligence and probability and statistics. This public lecture gives a biographical account of Claude Shannon's life.

Support for this event is provided by a grant from the Schwab Charitable Fund made possible by the generosity of Eric and Wendy Schmidt.