Claude Shannon’s 100th Birthday

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Join us for the UCLA Shannon Centennial celebration on May 7, 2016, at UCLA.   scientific american Claude Shannon was an American mathematician, electrical engineer, and cryptographer known as “the father of information theory”. Shannon founded information theory and is perhaps equally well known for founding both digital computer and digital circuit design theory. Shannon also laid the foundations of cryptography and did basic work on code breaking and secure telecommunications. The Shannon Centenary, 2016, marks the life and influence of Claude Elwood Shannon on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. The UCLA Shannon centennial celebration is addressed to the wide public, in particular to the younger generations and high-school students. The event includes:

  • Interactions with UCLA professors, graduate students and undergraduates in Engineering, who will explain the principles of modern information systems.
  • Demonstrations: Two UCLA student design projects: MICROMOUSE and NATCAR. MICROMOUSE is a demonstration of autonomous robots navigating a maze. NATCAR is a small scale demonstration of an autonomous vehicle.
  • 3-D printers: Demonstration of the operation of 3-D printing.
  • Engineering tours: Guided tour of the engineering school with stops at the Internet museum and student design centers.

If possible, please RSVP by clicking here by April 29, 2016 May 2, 2016.

Watch this video by the IEEE Information Theory Society to learn more about Shannon!

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9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Interactions
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Demonstrations
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Guided tours
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Interactions
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Demonstrations
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Guided tours


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with UCLA professors, graduate and undergraduate engineering students, explaining the principles of modern information systems.


of three UCLA student design projects:

3D Printing
A small-scale autonomouse vehicle Auonomous robots navigating a maze

Guided tours

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See the map at the bottom of the page.

Directions to UCLA

Please refer to the UCLA website for directions to UCLA.

Event location in UCLA

Collins Conference Room
James West Alumni Center

Parking information

$12 All Day Pass, to be bought at Parking kiosk on Westwood Blvd
Parking at structure 9 – entrance is on Westwood Blvd close to Charles Young Drive.

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