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Shannon Centennial Symposium

Friday, September 16, 2016
08:00am - 5:00pm
Rackham Bldg Amphitheatre (4th Floor)

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Registration is free, but required. A reception will follow the symposium.

About the Event

Invited speakers:
Robert Calderbank, Charles S. Sydnor Professor of Computer Science, Duke University

Emmanuel Candes, Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics, Stanford University

Abbas El Gamal, Hitachi America Professor and Fortinet Founders Chair, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Michelle Effros, George Van Osdol Professor of Electrical Engineering, Caltech


Claude E. Shannon
(1916 – 2001)
Father of Information Theory

In a series of landmark papers he wrote almost 70 years ago, Claude Shannon laid the groundwork for modern digital communications, data compression and cryptography. His work led directly to the digital revolution that powers our electronic world, and made cellphones, email, digital media, and the Internet possible.

His theory was originally published as A Mathematical Theory of Communication. The next year, he published Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems, one of the most important foundations of modern cryptography.

Shannon grew up in Gaylord, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1936 with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics.

Join us as we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of U-M alumnus Claude E. Shannon!

Additional Information

Sponsor(s): Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), IEEE Informa

Open to: Public

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