Speaker: Professor Sergio Verdú
The life of Claude E. Shannon: The father of the information age
One of the key scientific contributions of the 20th century, 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 contributed to significant developments in computer science and engineering, artificial intelligence, probability and statistics. This lecture will give a biographical account of Claude Shannon’s life, and work.