Rolf Johannesson
Chair of Information Theory
Department of Information Technology, Lund University
Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46-46-222 7517, Fax: +46-46-222 4714, Email:

Rolf Johannesson was born in Hässleholm, Sweden, on July 3, 1946. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1970 and 1975, respectively, both from Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He was awarded the degree of Professor, honoris causa, from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, in 2000. Since 1976, he has been with Lund University where he is now Professor of Information Theory. His scientific interests include information theory, error-correcting codes, and cryptography. In addition to papers and book chapters in the area of convolutional codes and cryptography, he has authored two textbooks on switching theory and digital design and one on information theory and coauthored Fundamentals of Convolutional Coding, IEEE Press, 1999, and Understanding Information Transmission, IEEE Press/Wiley-Interscience, 2005. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 1998.

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