Claude E. Shannon Award

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Claude E. Shannon Award
Awarded forTo honor consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory.
Sponsored byIEEE Information Theory Society
Reward(s)The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.
First awarded1974
WebsiteClaude E. Shannon Award

The Claude E. Shannon Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society was created to honor consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. Each Shannon Award winner is expected to present a Shannon Lecture at the following IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.[1] It is a prestigious prize in information theory, covering technical contributions at the intersection of mathematics, communication engineering, and theoretical computer science.

It is named for Claude E. Shannon, who was also the first recipient.


The following people have received the Claude E. Shannon Award:[2]

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  1. ^ "Past ISITs". IEEE Information Theory Society. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Claude E. Shannon Award Recipients". IEEE Information Theory Society. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Andrew Myers (August 9, 2011). "El Gamal Wins IEEE's Claude E. Shannon Award". The Dish. Stanford University. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "2013 Claude E. Shannon Award". IEEE Information Theory Society. July 9, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "2017 Claude E. Shannon Award". Stanford University. July 22, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  6. ^ "Alon Orlitsky Named 2021 Claude E. Shannon Award Winner". IEEE Information Theory Society. June 25, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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