• 1938 August 07
    (b.) - ?


Cover is past President of the IEEE Information Theory Society and is a Fellow of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics and of the IEEE. In 1972 he received the Outstanding Paper Award in Information Theory for his paper Broadcast Channels; he was selected in 1990 as the Shannon Lecturer, regarded as the highest honor in information theory; in 1997 he received the Richard W. Hamming Medal; and in 2003 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Author of 120 technical papers, he is coauthor of the book Elements of Information Theory, which has become the most widely used textbook as an introduction to the topic since the publication of its first edition in 1991. He is also a coeditor of the book Open Problems in Communication and Computation.
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    1938 August 07
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    Known for his work in developing the relationship between information theory and statistics
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