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|Artist||Thane Plambeck from Palo Alto, California|
|Desc||Elwyn R Berlekamp at conference on Combinatorial Game Theory at Banff International Research StationElwyn Berlekamp|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution 2.0|
Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp is ...
|Born||6 September 1940 in Dover|
|Died||9 April 2019 in Piedmont|
|Age||78 years, 7 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Occupation||mathematician and computer scientist|
|Awards||IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Claude E. Shannon Award|
|Member of||American Mathematical Society, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Engineering|
About Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp
Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp (September 6, 1940 – April 9, 2019) was an American mathematician known for his work in computer science, coding theory and combinatorial game theory. He was a professor emeritus of mathematics and EECS at the University of California, Berkeley.Berlekamp was the inventor of an algorithm to factor polynomials, and was one of the inventors of the Berlekamp–Welch algorithm and the Berlekamp–Massey algorithms, which are used to implement Reed–Solomon error correction.
Berlekamp had also been active in money management. In 1986, he began information-theoretic studies of commodity and financial futures.
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