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Computer scientist

Richard Wesley Hamming, American Computer scientist. Recipient Eduard Rhein Foundation prize, 1996. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Piore award 1979, $10,000 prize medal named in his honor1986, 1st recipient of same 1988); member Association Computing Machinery (Turing prize 1968), National Academy Engineering, American Mathematics Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science. M C.

Background

Hamming, Richard Wesley was born on February 11, 1915 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Richard J. and Mabel G. (Redfield) Hamming.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1937. Master of Arts, University Nebraska, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy in Math, University Nebraska, 1942.

Career

With, Manhattan Project, 1945-1946; with, Bell Telephone laboratories, 1946-1976; member of faculty, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, since 1976; Adjunct Professor computer science, Naval Postgraduate School, since 1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author books, papers in field.

Membership

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Piore award 1979, $10,000 prize medal named in his honor 1986, 1st recipient of same 1988). Member Association Computing Machinery (Turing prize 1968), National Academy Engineering, American Mathematics Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Connections

Married Wanda Little, September 5, 1942.

father:
Richard J. Hamming

mother:
Mabel G. (Redfield) Hamming

spouse:
Wanda Little