Jack Wolf

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Jack WolfName: Jack Keil Wolf

Born: March 14, 1935, in Newark, New Jersey USA

Death: May 12, 2011 (Age: 76)

Computer-related contributions

  • American researcher in information theory and Coding theory.
  • In 1984, he joined the University of California, San Diego, where he applied communication and information theory to magnetic storage.

Significant publications

  • Information Theory: 50 Years of Discovery (1999).
  • Performance Limits in Communications Theory and Practice (1988).
  • Communications and Networks (1986).

Honors and awards

  • Marconi Prize from and Fellow of the Marconi Society (2011).
  • IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (2004).
  • Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1993).
  • IEEE Fellow (1973).