(born June 7, 1935) is an electrical engineer
, information theorist
, control engineer
and the Hitachi America Professor of Engineering, Emeritus
, at Stanford University
. Professor Kailath has authored several books, including the well-known book ''Linear Systems'', which ranks as one of the most referenced books in the field of linear system
s. In 2012, Kailath was awarded the National Medal of Science
, presented by President Barack Obama
in 2014 for "transformative contributions to the fields of information and system science, for distinctive and sustained mentoring of young scholars, and for translation of scientific ideas into entrepreneurial ventures that have had a significant impact on industry."
Kailath is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher
and is generally recognized as one of the preeminent figures of twentieth-century electrical engineering.
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