Rudolf E. Kálmán

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Rudolf Emil Kálmán[1]
Born(1930-05-19)May 19, 1930
DiedJuly 2, 2016(2016-07-02) (aged 86)
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;
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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Professor Dr. Rudolf Kalman". NAE Website.
  2. National Science Foundation – The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details: RUDOLF E. KÁLMÁN
  3. "Remarks by the President at the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation Ceremony". Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 2016-07-06.