Rudolf E. Kálmán

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Rudolf Emil Kálmán[1]
Rudolf Kalman.jpg
Born(1930-05-19)May 19, 1930
Budapest, Hungary
DiedJuly 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 86)
NationalityHungarian-born
American citizen
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology;
Columbia University
AwardsIEEE Medal of Honor (1974)
Rufus Oldenburger Medal (1976)
Kyoto Prize (1985)
Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (1997)
National Medal of Science (2008)
Charles Stark Draper Prize
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical Engineering;
Mathematics;
Applied Engineering Systems Theory
InstitutionsStanford University;
University of Florida;
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorJohn Ragazzini

Rudolf (Rudi) Emil Kálmán[2] (Hungarian: Kálmán Rudolf Emil; May 19, 1930 – July 2, 2016) was a Hungarian-born American electrical engineer, mathematician, and inventor.

He was known for his co-invention and development of the Kalman filter. It was a mathematical algorithm that is widely used in signal processing, control systems, and guidance, navigation and control. For this work, U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Kálmán the National Medal of Science on October 7, 2009.[3]

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