Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Thomas M. Cover
Born: August 7, 1938 in San Bernardino, California, USA
Death: March 26, 2012 (Age: 73)
Computer related contributions
- Information theorist and professor at Standford University.
- Invested most of his career to developing the relationship between information theory and statistics.
- Former President of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
- Elements of Information Theory (1991)
- Open Problems in Communication and Computation
- Authored over 120 journal papers in learning, statistical complexity, information theory and portfolio theory.
Honors and awards
- Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003)
- IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (1997)
- Selected as the Shannon Lecturer (1990)
- Outstanding Paper Award in Information Theory
- Institute for Mathematical Statistics Fellow
- IEEE Fellow