# Mathematician:Robert James McEliece

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and engineering professor best known for his work in information theory.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: May 21, 1942
- 1964: B.S. at Caltech
- 1967: Ph.D. at Caltech
- Died: May 8, 2019 in Pasadena, California

## Theorems and Definitions

Results named for **Robert James McEliece** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1978:
*A Public-Key Cryptosystem Based On Algebraic Coding Theory* - 1978:
*On the Inherent Intractability of Certain Coding Problems*(*IEEE Transactions on Information Theory***Vol. IT-24**: pp. 384 – 386) (with Elwyn Ralph Berlekamp and Henk C.A. van Tilborg)