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Thomas M. Cover
Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Statistics
Stanford University
Information Systems Lab
Packard 254
Stanford, CA 94305-9510
(650) 723-4505, FAX (650) 723-8473


1964 Stanford University, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
1961 Stanford University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering.
1960 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S. in Physics.


1994- Kwoh-Ting Li Prof. of Engineering. Prof. of Electr. Eng. & Statistics, Stanford Univ.
1972- Professor, Electrical Engineering and Statistics Departments, Stanford University.
1971-72 Associate Professor, Joint appointment Electrical Engineering & Statistics Departments, Stanford.
1967-71 Associate Professor (tenure), Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University.
1964-67 Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University.

Professional Activities

Director, Information Systems Lab, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University, 1988-1993, 1994-1996.
Book Review Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1994-.
Associate Editor, ESAIM Probability and Statistics, 1995-.
Consultant to SRI, AT&T Bell Labs, IBM, Sylvania, NTN, Bellcore, California State Lottery.

Information Theory Society Board of Governors, 1969-75, 78-84, 87-94.
Distinguished Lecturer in IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program, 1991-94.
President, IEEE Information Theory Society, 1972.
Associate Editor, Management Science, 1988-93.
Associate Editor, Annals of Statistics, 1980-85.
Associate Editor, SIAM, 1980-85.
Associate Editor, PAMI, 1975-80.
Visiting Lecturer, SIAM Visiting Lecturer Program in Statistics, 1971-74.
Visiting Assoc. Professor, Electrical Engineering Dept., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971-72.
Vinton Hayes Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1971-72.
Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 1970-71.
Contract statistician for the California State Lottery, 1986-1994.

Professional Associations

Fellow, IEEE, AAAS, IMS.


1995 National Academy of Engineering.
1994 IEEE Neural Net Council Pioneer Award.
1991 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1990 Claude E. Shannon Award, IEEE Information Theory Society.
1981 Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics.
1974 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
1972 Recipient, Information Theory Outstanding Paper Award for ``Broadcast Channels."


Author of over 100 technical papers. (See list.)
Open Problems in Communication and Computation, edited by T. Cover and B. Gopinath, Springer-Verlag, NY, 1987.
Elements of Information Theory, T. Cover and J. Thomas, Wiley & Sons, NY, 1991.


Primary areas are information theory, communication, complexity, and investment theory. Examination of implications of information theory for code division multiple access (CDMA) and other implementations of mobile communication technology. Development of universal portfolios. Pattern recognition, neural networks, statistical signal processing and automated learning algorithms.

Sat Jul 13 12:22:12 PDT 1996