Claude Shannon Mathematician

Claude Elwood Shannon (April 30, 1916 – February 24, 2001) was an American mathematician, electronic engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Shannon is famous for having founded information theory with one landmark paper published in 1948. But he is also credited with founding both digital computer and digital circuit design theory in 1937, when, as a 21-year-old master's student at MIT, he wrote a thesis demonstrating that electrical application of Boolean algebra could construct and resolve any logical, numerical relationship. It has been claimed that this was the most important master's thesis of all time. Shannon contributed to the field of cryptanalysis during World War II and afterwards, including basic work on code breaking. Shannon was born in Petoskey, Michigan. His father, Claude Sr (1862–1934), a descendant of early New Jersey settlers, was a self-made businessman and for a while, Judge of Probate. His mother, Mabel Wolf Shannon (1890–1945), daughter of German immigrants, was a language teacher and for a number of years principal of Gaylord High School, Michigan.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 30th, 1916
Place of birth
Petoskey
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
February 24th, 2001 at age of 84
Place of death
Medford
Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease
Religion
Atheism
Places lived
United States of America , United States, with Territories
pop. 316,128,839 (2013)

Education

1. University of Michigan Colleges/University

The University of Michigan (commonly referred to as Michigan, U-M, UMich, or U of M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

Institution info

Type Flagship university
Endowment
2012. 8.4 bil. $
2011. 7.8 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1817
Headquarters
Fleming Administration Building, 48109 - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Undergraduates
2013. 28,283
2010. 27,027
2009. 26,208
Postgraduates
2013. 15,427
2010. 14,897
2009. 15,466
Acceptance rate
2014. 32.2 %
2012. 36.6 %
2011. 40.6 %
2010. 41.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 14.8 K $
2011. 12.6 K $
2010. 11.8 K $
2009. 11.7 K $
2008. 11 K $
Official web page www.umich.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of Michigan connected by profession and/or age

b. 1921., Mathematician
b. 1918., Mathematician
b. 1915., Mathematician
b. 1917., Mathematician
b. 1914., Mathematician
b. 1921., Mathematician
b. 1914., Mathematician
b. 1914., Mathematician

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colleges/University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 11 bil. $
2012. 10.1 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1861
Headquarters
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 02139 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 4,503
2010. 4,299
2009. 4,232
Postgraduates
2012. 6,686
2010. 6,267
2009. 6,152
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.73 %
2013. 8.2 %
2012. 8.9 %
2011. 9.7 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 43.5 K $
2012. 42.1 K $
2010. 38.9 K $
Official web page mit.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology connected by profession and/or age

b. 1921., Mathematician
b. 1912., Mathematician
b. 1921., Mathematician
b. 1915., Mathematician
b. 1917., Mathematician
b. 1912., Mathematician
b. 1930., Mathematician
b. 1951., Mathematician

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1861
Official site
Other people associated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mathematician
Mathematician

Written work

1.The mathematical theory of communication

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1949. at Urbana
1962. at Urbana
1964. at Urbana
1998. at Urbana
Mathematics

2.Automata studies

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1956. at Princeton

3.Claude Elwood Shannon

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1993. at New York City

Awards won

1985 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Inamori Foundation
Planetary science
Astronomy
Biology
Earth science
Astrophysics
Mathematical sciences
Life sciences

1983 John Fritz Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

1972 Claude E. Shannon Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
IEEE Information Theory Society

1966 National Medal of Science for Engineering

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
For brilliant contributions to the mathematical theories of communications and information processing and for his early and continuing impact on the development of these disciplines.

1966 IEEE Medal of Honor

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
for his development of a mathematical theory of communication which unified and significantly advanced the state of the art
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Engineering

Wikipedia

Check Claude Shannon on wikipedia.

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