Richard Blahut

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Richard Blahut[1]
BornJune 9, 1937
(age 82 years, 1 week and 2 days)
ResidenceUnited States
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materCornell University, United States
Known for
Awards
  • IEEE Claude E. Shannon Award, (2005)
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal, (2000)
  • TBP Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award, (2000)
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal for "contributions to error-control coding, particularly by combining algebraic coding theory and digital transform techniques, (1998)
  • Elected[1] to the National Academy of Engineering (of the USA) (1990)
  • Japanese Society for the Propagation of Science Fellowship, (1982)
  • Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (1981)
  • Fellow of IBM Corporation, (1980)
  • IBM Corporate Recognition Award, (1979)
  • IBM Outstanding Innovation Award, (1978)
  • IBM Outstanding Contribution Award, (1976)
  • IBM Resident Study Program, (1969–1971)
  • IBM Outstanding Contribution Award, (1968)
Scientific career
FieldsInformation Theory and Error Control Coding
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana

Richard Blahut,[1] (born June 9, 1937[2]) former chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, is best known for his work in information theory (e.g. the Blahut–Arimoto algorithm used in rate–distortion theory). He received his PhD Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1972.

Academic life[edit]

Blahut taught at Cornell from 1973 to 1994. He has taught at Princeton University, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the NATO Advanced Study Institute, and has also been a Consulting Professor at the South China University of Technology. He is also the Henryk Magnuski Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is affiliated with the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • IEEE Claude E. Shannon Award, 2005
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal
  • TBP Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award 2000
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal 1998, for "contributions to error-control coding, particularly by combining algebraic coding theory and digital transform techniques."
  • National Academy of Engineering 1990
  • Japanese Society for the Propagation of Science Fellowship 1982
  • Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1981
  • Fellow of IBM Corporation, 1980
  • IBM Corporate Recognition Award 1979
  • IBM Outstanding Innovation Award 1978
  • IBM Outstanding Contribution Award 1976
  • IBM Resident Study Program 1969–1971
  • IBM Outstanding Contribution Award 1968

Books[edit]

  • Lightwave Communications, with George C. Papen (Cambridge University Press, 2019) ISBN 978-1108427562
  • Cryptography and Secure Communication, (Cambridge University Press, 2014) ISBN 978-1-107-01427-5
  • Modem Theory: An Introduction to Telecommunications, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) ISBN 978-0521780148
  • Fast Algorithms for Signal Processing, (Cambridge University Press, 2010) ISBN 978-0521190497
  • Algebraic Codes on Lines, Planes, and Curves: An Engineering Approach, (Cambridge University Press, 2008) ISBN 0-521-77194-3
  • Theory of Remote Image Formation, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) ISBN 978-0-521-55373-5
  • Algebraic Codes for Data Transmission, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) ISBN 0-521-55374-1
  • Algebraic Methods for Signal Processing and Communications Coding, (Springer-Verlag, 1992) ISBN 978-3540976738
  • Digital Transmission of Information, (Addison–Wesley Press, 1990) ISBN 978-0201068801
  • Fast Algorithms for Digital Signal Processing, (Addison–Wesley Press, 1985) ISBN 0-201-10155-6
  • Theory and Practice of Error Control Codes, (Addison–Wesley Press, 1983) ISBN 978-0201101027

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Richard E. Blahut was elected in 1990 as a member of National Academy of Engineering in Electronics, Communication & Information Systems Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering for pioneering work in coherent emitter signal processing and for contributions to information theory and error control codes.
  2. ^ Who's Who

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Awards
Preceded by
Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
1998
Succeeded by
David Messerschmitt