• 1923
    (b.) - ?


Reed has made many contributions to areas of electrical engineering including radar, signal processing, and image processing. He was part of the team that built the MADDIDA, guidance system for Northrop's Snark cruise missile - one of the first digital computers. He developed and introduced the now-standard Register Transfer Language to the computer community while at M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory Reed is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the IEEE, a winner of the Claude E. Shannon Award, and with Gustave Solomon, the 1995 IEEE Masaru Ibuka Award.
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    Co-inventor of the error-detecting and correcting codes known as the Reed-Solomon codes
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