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Claude Shannon Founded Digital Circuit Design Theory Through MIT Studies

Known as “the father of information theory,” Claude Shannon laid the foundation for the entire communication infrastructure underlying the modern information age when he published his landmark paper, “A Mathematical Theory of Communication,” in 1948. In that paper, Shannon theorized that the content of a message simply consists of the number of 1s and 0s it takes to transmit it…

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First MIT Female Astronaut Janice Voss Passes Baton At Alma Mater

Janice Voss (1956-2012) decided her career path at age six after reading Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” a book featuring a woman scientist and adventurer. Voss would go on to become one of NASA’s most accomplished astronauts. Selected for training in 1990 as the first female astronaut from MIT, during the course of her career Voss logged almost 49 days in space…

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Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith Wired To Alma Mater MIT

In 2014, tech entrepreneur Megan Smith was named the United States Chief Technology Officer, becoming only the third person to ever serve in this federal position. Smith held her CTO role until 2017, helping President Obama and his teams harness the power of data, innovation, and technology on behalf of the nation…

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HP’s Carly Fiorina Speaks On Importance Of Heart And Faith At Alma Mater MIT

When Carly Fiorina was hired as Hewlett-Packard’s Chief Executive Officer, she became the first woman to take control of a Fortune 100 company. Among her CEO accomplishments, she led the reinvention of the legendary company, steering it through the dot-com bust. She was also instrumental in achieving a merger with rival computer company Compaq…

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