#1012 Overall Influence

Claude Shannon

American mathematician and information theorist


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as "the father of information theory". Shannon is noted for having founded information theory with a landmark paper, "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", which he published in 1948.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#77 World Rank
Computer Science
#246 World Rank
#620 World Rank
#1617 World Rank