Rudolf E. Kálmán

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Rudolf Emil Kálmán[1]
Rudolf Kalman.jpg
Born (1930-05-19)May 19, 1930
Budapest, Hungary
Died July 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 86)
Nationality Hungarian-born
American citizen
Alma mater

Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

Columbia University
Awards IEEE 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
Fields Electrical Engineering;
Applied Engineering Systems Theory
Institutions Stanford University;
University of Florida;
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor John 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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