Claude Shannon Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Claude Shannon (Claude Elwood Shannon )

Last Updated: 02 Apr, 2023 | Views: 334

Age: 84

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Mathematician, Electrical Engineer, Cryptographer

Famous For: Father of Information Theory

Higher Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS, PhD)

Claude Shannon Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
30 Apr, 1916 (84 Years 09 Months 25 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Died on
24 Feb, 2001

Cause of Death
Alzheimer's Disease

Claude Shannon Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Claude Shannon, an American mathematician and electrical engineer, produced revolutionary advances, particularly in the fields of information theory, digital circuit design, encryption, and telecommunications in the domains of electrical engineering and mathematics.

He is regarded as one of the most significant individuals in the history of contemporary digital circuit design and communication technologies and is known as the "Father of Information Theory."

Claude Shannon Education:

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, University of Michigan, 1936
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1937
PhD in Mathematics, MIT, 1940

Claude Shannon Career:

Research Mathematician, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1940-1941
Research Mathematician, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1941-1956
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1956-1978

Claude Shannon Invention/ Contributions:

The 1948 publication of "A Mathematical Theory of Communication" marked the beginning of the area of information theory.

Development of entropy as a gauge of a probability distribution's level of uncertainty.

Design of the first digital circuit, a relay-based simulation of a "analyzer" for a computer.

The first time the term "bits" was used to designate binary digits, among other groundbreaking achievements in cryptography

Contributions to the evolution of digital circuit design, including the creation of the first Boolean algebra-implementing electronic circuit

Claude Shannon Awards and Honors:

National Medal of Science, 1966
Kyoto Prize, 1985
IEEE Medal of Honor, 1966
Harvey Prize, 1976

Claude Shannon Death: At the age of 84, Claude Shannon passed away on February 24, 2001. In Medford, Massachusetts, he passed away as a result of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Claude Shannon Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 173 cm
In Meters 1.73 m
In feet Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 78 Kg
In Pounds 171 lbs

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Claude Shannon Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Claude Elwood Shannon, Sr.

Mother's Name
Mabel Wolf Shannon

Norma Levor, Betty Shannon

Andrew Moore Shannon, Robert James Shannon

Margarita Shannon

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