Richard Hamming


Born
in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
February 11, 1915

Died
January 07, 1998

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Professor Richard Wesley Hamming, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1942; M.S., University of Nebraska, 1939; B.S., University of Chicago in 1937), was a mathematician whose work had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. His contributions include the Hamming code (which makes use of a Hamming matrix), the Hamming window (described in Section 5.8 of his book Digital Filters), Hamming numbers, sphere-packing (or hamming bound) and the Hamming distance.

Hamming was a professor at the University of Louisville during World War II, and left to work on the Manhattan Project in 1945, programming one of the earliest electronic digital computers to calculate the solution to equations provided by the projec
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The Art of Doing Science an...

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Numerical Methods for Scien...

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You and Your Research

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Digital Filters

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The Art Of Probability

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Methods of Mathematics Appl...

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Coding and Information Theory

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Introduction to Applied Num...

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Computers and Society

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The Unreasonable Effectiven...

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“When you are famous it is hard to work on small problems. This is what did Shannon in. After information theory, what do you do for an encore? The great scientists often make this error. They fail to continue to plant the little acorns from which the mighty oak trees grow. They try to get the big thing right off. And that isn't the way things go. So that is another reason why you find that when you get early recognition it seems to sterilize you.”
Richard Hamming

“What you learn from others you can use to follow.
What you learn for yourself you can use to lead.”
Richard Hamming, The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn

“The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers.”
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