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Textbook on Kolmogorov complexity receives a 2020 McGuffey Longevity Award

Friday, February 28, 2020

University Professor Ming Li, the Canada Research Chair in Bioinformatics, and his colleague Professor Paul Vitányi at Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica in the Netherlands have received one of seven 2020 McGuffey Longevity Awards from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association for An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications

Professors Li and Vitányi’s book introduces Kolmogorov complexity — a central theory and powerful tool in information science that deals with the quantity of information in individual objects. The textbook covers both fundamental concepts and important practical applications that are supported by wealth of didactic examples. Read more about the award.

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