IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

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IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal
Awarded forExceptional contributions to information sciences, systems, and technology.
Presented byInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First awarded1986
WebsiteIEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal

The IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal is presented annually to up to three persons, for outstanding achievements in information sciences, information systems and information technology. The recipients receive a gold medal, together with a replica in bronze, a certificate and an honorarium.[1]

The award was established in 1986 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is sponsored by Qualcomm, Inc. It is named after Richard W. Hamming, whose work has had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. His contributions include the invention of the Hamming code, and error-correcting code.[1][2]


The following people have received the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal:[3]

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  1. ^ a b "IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal". IEEE. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  2. ^ L. M. Fisher (January 11, 1998). "Richard Hamming, 82, Dies; Pioneer in Digital Technology". The New York Times. Retrieved May 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
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  6. ^ "Calderbank Awarded IEEE Hamming Medal". Duke University. Retrieved March 6, 2013.