Allen E. Puckett Professor and
Professor of Electrical Engineering
MS 139-93, California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
B.S., Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, 1964; Ph.D., Mathematics,
California Institute of Technology, 1967.
McEliece’s group does research related to the reliable storage and transmission of information. The general goals are to develop theoretical performance analyses of existing and proposed storage/transmission systems, and to design new higher-performance systems. The tools needed to do this research are highly mathematical, and include probability, algebra, combinatorics, and information theory.
Dr. McEliece is the Allen E. Puckett Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was a supervisor in the Information Processing Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1971– 1978. He has received the NASA Group Achieve-ment Award for Advanced Error-Correcting Code Research and Development Team in 1992, was President of the IEEE Information Theory Society, 1984, is a fellow of the IEEE, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and received the Third Millennium Award of the IEEE.