Rudolf E. Kálmán

1930 - 2016

Rudolf E. Kálmán

Rudolf Emil Kálmán (May 19, 1930 – July 2, 2016) was an Hungarian-American electrical engineer, mathematician, and inventor. He is most noted for his co-invention and development of the Kalman filter, a mathematical algorithm that is widely used in signal processing, control systems, and guidance, navigation and control. For this work, U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rudolf E. Kálmán has received more than 256,501 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 298th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Rudolf E. Kálmán ranks 298 out of 746Before him are Edward Waring, Callippus, Kunihiko Kodaira, Jabir ibn Aflah, Nicholas Mercator, and Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam. After him are William Sealy Gosset, Lorenzo Mascheroni, Albert Girard, Al-Khazini, Zhu Shijie, and Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant.

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Among people born in 1930, Rudolf E. Kálmán ranks 142Before him are Néstor Almendros, Jānis Pujats, Tanya Savicheva, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Miljan Miljanić, and Lina Kostenko. After him are Chus Lampreave, John Barth, Thomas P. Stafford, Marshall Sahlins, Stuart Lewis-Evans, and Bo Widerberg. Among people deceased in 2016, Rudolf E. Kálmán ranks 114Before him are Yves Bonnefoy, Queen Anne of Romania, Hassan Al-Turabi, Guy Hamilton, Erich Rudorffer, and Andrew Grove. After him are Jorge Batlle, Chus Lampreave, Maurice White, Greg Lake, Goran Hadžić, and Vesna Vulović.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Rudolf E. Kálmán ranks 182 out of 500Before him are Aladár Gerevich (1910), Valamir (420), Rudolf Bauer (1879), Andrew Grove (1936), László Budai (1928), and Franz Xaver von Zach (1754). After him are Béla Miklós (1890), Peter Delyan (1009), Ödön Lechner (1845), Márta Mészáros (1931), Jenő Buzánszky (1925), and István Dobi (1898).


Among mathematicians born in Hungary, Rudolf E. Kálmán ranks 6Before him are John von Neumann (1903), Paul Erdős (1913), George Pólya (1887), Joseph Petzval (1807), and Marcel Grossmann (1878). After him are John G. Kemeny (1926), Frigyes Riesz (1880), Peter Lax (1926), Paul Halmos (1916), Alfréd Rényi (1921), and Dénes Kőnig (1884).

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