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Annual Kailath Lecture featured Elwyn Berlekamp
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Elwyn Berlekamp¸ Professor of Mathematics and of EECS, UC Berkeley, delivered this year’s Kailath Lecture. Berlekamp, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, is well known for his work in information theory and combinatorial game theory and various entrepreneurial ventures.
The Annual Kailath Lecture and Colloquium Series was endowed in 2005 by a group of Kailath's former students and associates to honor him on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Its aim is to foster greater awareness of the power of the mathematics-based disciplines of information theory, communications, computation, control and signal processing to address challenging problems in engineering and, increasingly, the physical, biological and social sciences.
The Colloquium speakers this year were Sergio Verdu, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton, speaking on Converses in Information Theory; and Helmut Bölcskei, Professor of Electrical Engineering at ETH, Zurich, speaking on Compressive System Identification.
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