IEEE Information Theory Society History
September 13, 1951 - First meeting of the IRE Professional Group on Information Theory
March 26, 1963 - Name change to the IEEE Professional Technical Group on Information Theory
August 26, 1964 - Name change to the IEEE Information Theory Group
1989 - Name change to IEEE Information Theory Society
The IEEE Information Theory Society is a professional society dedicated to the advancement of the mathematical underpinnings of information technology for the benefit of humanity. Information theory encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process.
Information Theory encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes.
Claude Shannon was an American mathematician and computer scientist who conceived and laid the foundations for information theory. His theories laid the groundwork for the electronic communications networks that now lace the earth.
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