Often noted as “the father of information theory”.
“The American mathematician and computer scientist who conceived and laid the foundations for information theory. His theories laid the groundwork for the electronic communications networks that now lace the earth.” IEEE Information Theory Society
Video: AT&T Tech Channel, Tech Icons: Claude Shannon Meet Claude Shannon, the father of Information Theory, celebrated inventor, and a Tech Icon
Video: Nokia Bell Labs, “Theseus.” Claude Shannon demonstrates how “Theseus,” an electrically controlled, life-sized mouse learns its way around a maze with the use of telephone relay circuits.