Claude E. Shannon Award

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Claude E. Shannon Award
Awarded for To honor consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory.
Presented by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Edit this on Wikidata
Reward(s) The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.
First awarded 1974
Website Claude E. Shannon Award

The Claude E. Shannon Award of the IEEE Information Theory Society was instituted 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 the most 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]


  1. ^ "Past ISITs". IEEE Information Theory Society. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Claude E. Shannon Award Recipients". IEEE Information Theory Society. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  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. 

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