2016 Benjamin Franklin Medalist in Electrical Engineering

Workshop on Shift Register Sequences


Honoring Dr. Solomon W. Golomb
Recipient of the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering



For pioneering leadership in digital space communications; for the theory and design of efficient high time-bandwidth spread spectrum waveforms, including pseudo-random shift register sequences; and for radar/sonar waveform applications of the Golomb Ruler.



Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:35 PM

Connelly Center, Cinema
Villanova University
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085


 8:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
 9:00 AM Dr. Andrew Viterbi
Viterbi Group, LLC, San Diego, CA
Converting Pseudorandom Sequences into Pseudonoise for Multiple Access Communication
 9:40 AM Dr. Guang Gong
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Sequences and Cryptography
 10:20 AM Dr. Tor Helleseth
University of  Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Sequences with Low Correlation
 11:00 AM Coffee Break
 11:15 AM Dr. Alfred W. Hales
IDA Center for Communications Research, San Diego, CA
Coefficient Patterns for M-sequences
11:55 AM Dr. Solomon W. Golomb
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
My Involvement with Shift Register Sequences
 12:35 PM Adjourn
The Franklin Institute Awards
Dr. Solomon W. Golomb
Dr. Solomon W. Golomb


Janice J. Moughan