Artifact Details

Title

Kailath, Thomas oral history

Catalog Number

102738155

Type

Text

Date

2016-05-27

Contributor

Kailath, Thomas, Interviewee
Kapoor, Uday, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Extent

42 p.

Format

PDF

Description

Thomas Kailath, as the Hitachi America Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Stanford University, has had an extraordinary distinguished tenure. Like a colossus he has straddled the worlds of academia and industry, mathematics and science/engineering for greater than 50 years. He has guided more than 74 doctoral students, mentored more than 40 post-doctoral fellows and has been conferred at least four honorary doctorates, co-founded at least six companies and has won numerous awards given by prestigious institutions and nations. In 2014, Professor Kailath was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama for transformative contributions to the fields of information and system science, for distinctive and sustained mentoring of young scholars and for translation of scientific ideas into entrepreneurial ventures that have had a significant impact on industry.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Information science; control theory; Innovator; researcher; Mentor

Collection Title

CHM oral history collection

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X7813.2016

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