From the Back Cover
Electrical Engineering Information Theory 50 Years of Discovery In 1948 Claude Shannon published "The Mathematical Theory of Communication," the paper that single-handedly started the field of information theory and laid the foundation for virtually all aspects of modern-day communications. Now, Information Theory celebrates the discovery of this dynamic field with a major collection of 25 tutorial articles spanning the last 50 years. With over 3,000 references, this book is an ideal resource for industry researchers, practicing engineers, and graduate students in communications, signal processing, and computing. Written by leaders in the field, these articles provide insightful introductions and useful summaries bridging 50 years of work on the theory and practice of:
- Data compression
- Error correction
- Modulation and coding
- Detection and estimation
- Shannon theory
- Signal Processing
Information Theory also includes a CD-ROM that contains the author, subject, and transaction indexes of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory Digital Library. This CD-ROM includes a complete listing of, and hyperlinks to, all papers from IEEE Transactions on Information Theory since its inception in 1953.
About the Author
About the Editors Sergio Verdu is professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University. He has served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and has served as president of the IEEE Information Theory Society. Dr. Verdu has also received the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award, and a Golden Jubilee Paper Award from the Information Theory Society. He is the author of Multiuser Detection (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and his research interests include information theory and multiuser communication.
Steven W. McLaughlin is associate professor in the School of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. McLaughlin served as the publications editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory. He holds 16 U.S. patents in modulation codes for magnetic and optical recording, and his research interests include coding for constrained channels, signal processing, coding for high-density magnetic and optical recording channels, and turbo codes. In 1997 he received both the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and the National Science Foundation Career Award.