Richard W. Hamming Collection

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The Richard W. Hamming collection at Dudley Knox Library provides a unique view into the thinking and teaching style of computer pioneer Dr. Richard W. Hamming, who taught as an NPS computer science professor from 1976-1998.

Richard Hamming (1915-1998) was one of the world’s most distinguished computer scientists, best known for his work in coding and information theory (Hamming code), digital filers (Hamming spectral window) and numerical methods. He was director of the Manhattan Project computing facility and later, at Bell Labs, introduced error-correcting codes and performed pioneering work in operating systems and programming languages.

The library's Richard W. Hamming collection includes his annotated papers from 1947-1997, scientific medals and awards such as the Piore Award, Turing Prize and IEEE Hamming Medal, lecture videos, diaries and photographs. Items such as digitized documents and videos are added to NPS Archive: Calhoun as they become available.

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