👓 Robert J. McEliece, 1942‚Äď2019 | Caltech

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Alumnus and engineering faculty member Robert J. McEliece has passed away.

May is apparently the month that many of the greats in information theory pass away. I was reminded of Sol Golomb’s passing in May 2016 the other day.

I didn’t know him well, but met Dr. McEliece a handful of times and at least a few of the books in my personal information theory library are hand-me-down copies from his personal library. He’ll definitely be missed.

Three open books piled on top of each other with McEliece's signature and dates in the top right hand of the first page and CalTech bookstore price stamps in them as well.

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