• Apr 24, 1925
    (b.) -
    Dec 23, 2003
    (d.)

Bio/Description

Pinsker studied stochastic processes under A. N. Kolmogorov in the 1950s, and later worked at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His accomplishments included a classic paper on the entropy theory of dynamical systems which introduced the maximal partition with zero entropy, later known as Pinsker's partition. His work in mathematical statistics was devoted mostly to the applications of information theory, including asymptotically sufficient statistics for parameter estimation and nonparametric estimation. He also produced notable results in the theory of switching networks and complexity problems in coding theory. Pinsker received the IEEE Claude E. Shannon Award in 1978, and its Richard W. Hamming Medal in 1996.
  • Date of Birth:

    Apr 24, 1925
  • Date of Death:

    Dec 23, 2003
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Known for his entropy theory of dynamical systems which introduced the maximal partition with zero entropy, later known as Pinsker's partition
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