Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Peter Elias
Born: November 23, 1923 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Death: December 7, 2001 (Age: 78)
Computer related contributions
- Pioneer and MIT Professor in the field of information theory and Coding theory.
- In 1955, he introduced convolutional codes as an alternative to block codes.
- Established the binary erasure channel and proposed list decoding of error-correcting codes as an alternative to unique decoding.
Honors and awards
- IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (2002)
- Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation from the IEEE Information Theory Society (1998)