# Claude Shannon

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American mathematician and information theorist

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## Why Is Claude Shannon Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Claude Elwood Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, computer scientist and cryptographer known as the "father of information theory". He is credited alongside George Boole for laying the foundations of the Information Age.

## Claude Shannon's Published Works

### Published Works

- A mathematical theory of communication (1948) (31534)
- The mathematical theory of communication (1950) (18473)
- Communication theory of secrecy systems (1949) (8640)
- Communication in the presence of noise (1984) (6438)
- Prediction and entropy of printed English (1951) (2648)
- A Mathematical Theory of Communications (1948) (2173)
- The zero error capacity of a noisy channel (1956) (1350)
- A symbolic analysis of relay and switching circuits (1938) (992)
- Programming a computer for playing chess (1950) (985)
- Two-way Communication Channels (1961) (961)
- The synthesis of two-terminal switching circuits (1949) (789)
- Probability of error for optimal codes in a Gaussian channel (1959) (780)
- Channels with Side Information at the Transmitter (1958) (535)
- Coding Theorems for a Discrete Source With a Fidelity Criterion (2009) (494)
- A note on the maximum flow through a network (1956) (484)
- Communication in the Presence of Noise (1949) (446)
- The mathematical theory of communication. 1963. (1997) (425)
- Reliable Circuits Using Less Reliable Relays (1956) (424)
- XXII. Programming a Computer for Playing Chess 1 (1950) (395)
- Lower Bounds to Error Probability for Coding on Discrete Memoryless Channels. II (1967) (387)
- Recent Contributions to The Mathematical Theory of Communication (2009) (368)
- A Theorem on Coloring the Lines of a Network (1949) (290)
- A Simplified Derivation of Linear Least Square Smoothing and Prediction Theory (1950) (286)
- Mathematical Theory of the Differential Analyzer (1941) (282)
- The Philosophy of PCM (1948) (269)
- Communication In The Presence Of Noise (1998) (229)
- Claude Elwood Shannon: Collected Papers (1993) (203)
- Certain Results in Coding Theory for Noisy Channels (1957) (201)
- The Number of Two‐Terminal Series‐Parallel Networks (1942) (164)
- The lattice theory of information (1953) (134)
- A Universal Turing Machine with Two Internal States (1956) (134)
- The bandwagon (Edtl.) (1956) (124)
- The Mathematical Theory of Communication. (1951) (106)
- Computers and Automata (1953) (103)
- A Note on a Partial Ordering for Communication Channels (1958) (102)
- Computability by Probabilistic Machines (1970) (94)
- A chess-playing machine. (1950) (78)
- Memory requirements in a telephone exchange (1950) (51)
- Von Neumann's contributions to automata theory (1958) (41)
- An algebra for theoretical genetics (1940) (40)
- Some Universal Elements for Finite Automata (1970) (26)
- Game playing machines (1955) (25)
- Communication theory of secrecy systems. 1945. (1998) (21)
- Historian's Column (2001) (21)
- Concavity of Resistance Functions (1956) (20)
- Entropy (information theory) (2001) (19)
- Claude Elwood Shannon (2001) (18)
- Communication theory - Exposition of fundamentals (1953) (17)
- General treatment of the problem of coding (1953) (15)
- Information theory in the brain (2000) (13)
- Machine Aid for Switching Circuit Design (1953) (13)
- Computer poker (1995) (12)
- The Mathematical Theory of Communication (review) (1951) (11)
- Joint Source-Channel Coding (2008) (11)
- A Symmetrical Notation for Numbers (1950) (8)
- Editorial note on "Communication in the presence of noise" (1984) (8)
- Lower Bounds to Error Probability for Coding on Discrete Memorylless Channels. I (1967) (6)
- Discussion on Dr. Shannon's papers (1953) (3)
- Symbolic analysis of switching circuits (1938) (2)
- Signaling Processes in Third Generation Wireless Systems (2003) (1)
- Academic Research Staff (1972) (0)
- A little Information Theory (2001) (0)
- On Existence Bounds for Codes over Rings (2008) (0)
- Claude Shannon: the Man and His Impact (2005) (0)
- Selected papers of information theory (1951) (0)
- RELIABLE CIRCUITS USING LESS (2003) (0)
- A New Structured Design Method for Convolutions over Finite Fields , Part I (1983) (0)
- MULLING OVER A MIXED MESSAGE (1996) (0)
- Antennas and signal theory (1998) (0)
- Gambling Theory “ Roots ” of the 0 th Law (0)
- A R I 1 a Lil * F N | | Closed Circuit, and the Symbol 1 (unity) To (0)
- A Height Data Smoothing Mechanism (1941) (0)
- Signaling Processes in Third Generation Wireless Systems Designing the Communications Link (2006) (0)

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