## Claude E. Shannon's 100th Birthday

*From UCLA Shannon Centennial Celebration website:*

**Claude Shannon** was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Shannon founded information theory and is perhaps equally well known for founding both digital computer and digital circuit design theory. Shannon also laid the foundations of cryptography and did basic work on code breaking and secure telecommunications.

**Events taking place around the world are listed at IEEE Information Theory Society.**