• Feb 11, 1915
    (b.) -
    Jan 7, 1998


An American mathematician whose work had many implications for computer science and telecommunications. His contributions include the Hamming code (which makes use of a Hamming matrix), the Hamming window (described in Section 5.8 of his book Digital Filters), Hamming numbers, Sphere-packing (or hamming bound) and the Hamming distance.
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    Feb 11, 1915
  • Date of Death:

    Jan 7, 1998
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  • Noted For:

    For his work on numerical methods, automatic coding systems, and error-detecting and error-correcting codes
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