Thomas M. Cover


Thomas M. Cover

Infobox_Scientist
name = Thomas M. Cover

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caption = Thomas Merrill Cover
birth_date = Birth date and age|1938|8|7|mf=y
birth_place = San Bernardino, California, U.S.
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residence = U.S.
nationality = U.S.
field = Electrical Engineering and Statistics
erdos_number = 2
work_institution = Stanford University
alma_mater = Stanford University
doctoral_advisor = Norman Abramson
doctoral_students = Mohammad Reza Aref

Martin Hellman
known_for = Information theory
societies = Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of IEEE
prizes = Claude E. Shannon Award (1990), Richard W. Hamming Medal (1997),
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website = [http://www.stanford.edu/~cover/ Home Page at Stanford]
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Thomas M. Cover (born August 7, 1938 in San Bernardino, California) is Professor jointly in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Statistics at Stanford University. He is past President of the IEEE Information Theory Society and is a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics and of the IEEE. In 1972 he received the Outstanding Paper Award in Information Theory for his paper Broadcast Channels; he was selected in 1990 as the Shannon Lecturer, regarded as the highest honor in information theory; in 1997 he received the Richard W. Hamming Medal; and in 2003 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Author of 120 technical papers, he is coauthor of the book Elements of Information Theory and coeditor of the book Open Problems in Communication and Computation. Professor Cover has devoted the last 35 years to developing the relationship between information theory and statistics. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1964.

External links

* [http://www.stanford.edu/~cover/ Cover homepage]

References

* Thomas M. Cover, Joy A. Thomas. "Elements of information theory" New York: Wiley, 1991. ISBN 0-471-06259-6


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