Jack Keil Wolf, (1935-2011)

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Jack Keil Wolf, (1935-2011)

Contact Information

Center for Magnetic Recording Research

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive

La jolla, CA 92093-0407

Phone (858) 534 6218



Jack Keil Wolf received the B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, in 1956, and the M.S.E., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1957, 1958, and 1960, respectively. He is currently the Stephen O. Rice Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Center for Magnetic Recording Research at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla. He is also a Vice President, Technology (part time) at Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego.

His current interest is in signal processing for storage systems.


Participation & Positions:

Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award Selection Committee (Member, 2010)
Claude E. Shannon Award Selection Committee (Member, 01/01/05 until 12/31/06)

Author Of:

D.S. Slepian (1923-2007), J.K. Wolf (1935-2011), "Noiseless coding of correlated information sources", IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, Jul. 1973