• 1932
    (b.) - ?


Golomb pioneered the identification of the characteristics and merits of maximum length shift register sequences, also known as pseudorandom or pseudonoise sequences, which have extensive military, industrial and consumer applications. Today, millions of cordless and cellular phones employ pseudorandom direct-sequence spread spectrum implemented with shift register sequences. His efforts made USC a center for communications research.
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    Inventor of Golomb coding, a form of entropy encoding and known for his work in combinational analysis and coding theory
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