Alan G. Konheim: The Impetus to Creativity in Technology

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
HFH 1132


This talk will review and compare the technology that was created in response to Claude Shannon’s 1948 paper, ``A Mathematical Theory of Communication” and Horst Feistel’s 1971 patent US#3798359A, ``Block Cipher Cryptographic System’’.


After completing graduate study in Mathematics at Cornell University in 1960, Alan Konheim joined the Mathematical Sciences Department at the IBM Yorktown Research Center.  In 1982, he left IBM for sunnier climes joining the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of California in Santa Barbara. As Nelly Furtado’s song teaches, ``all good things come to an end’’ and Alan Konheim became Professor Emeritus in 2005.

Everyone welcome!