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LA County honors Solomon Golomb

(Photo/Courtesy of Los Angeles County)

Solomon Golomb, USC University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, received a commendation from Los Angeles County on March 19 in recognition of his recent National Medal of Science accolade.

Supervisor Michael Antonovich presented Golomb with the commendation at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

Golomb, holder of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications, who has joint appointments at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, was presented with the National Medal of Science by President Barack Obama at an awards ceremony held at the White House on Feb. 1.

The highest honor bestowed by the United States for scientific innovation, the National Medal of Science recognized Golomb’s advances in mathematics and communications, specifically for his work on shift register sequences, random-looking sequences of zeros and ones that have important, though hidden, mathematical structures that make them useful in a variety of applications.

Pictured here, Golomb is flanked by Antonovich, left, and Larry Levin, Golomb’s cousin and a former commissioner for Antonovich.

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