Dr. Solomon Golomb

Dr. Solomon GolombDr. Solomon Golomb, on the USC faculty since 1963, holds the Viterbi Chair in Communications, and has the rank of Distinguished University Professor, with a joint appointment in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics.

With a Harvard Ph.D. in Mathematics, he worked at JPL from 1956-63 in the Telecommunications Division, becoming Deputy Chief of the Telecommunications Research Section in 1960.

He is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and (as a foreign member) the Russian Academy of Natural Science. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His many awards include the Hamming Gold Medal of the IEEE, the Shannon Award of the Information Theory Society of the IEEE, and three honorary doctorate degrees. He is the author of some 200-journal articles and several books dealing with digital communication technology, coded signal design, and pseudo-random sequences.