Vladimir Levenshtein

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Vladimir Levenshtein

Name: Vladimir Losifovich Levenshtein

Born: 1935

Computer-related contributions

  • Russian scientist known for the Levenshtein algorithm, and the Levenshtein distance, which he developed in 1965.
  • Interested in information theory, combinatorial design and error-correcting codes.

Significant publications

  • Association schemes and coding theory (1998).
  • Binary codes capable of correcting deletions, insertions, and reversals (1965).

Honors and awards

  • IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal (2006).
  • Fellow of the IEEE Information Theory Society.