ISSN 0032-9460, Problems of Information Transmission, 2011, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 81–84.
Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2011.
Original Russian Text
the Editorial Board, 2011, published in Problemy Peredachi Informatsii, 2011, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 92–95.
Iosif Abramovich Ovseevich: In Memoriam
The Institute for Information Transmission Problems and the Editorial Board of Problems of
Information Transmission announce with deep regret the demise of Iosif Ovseevich, the oldest
research fellow at the institute and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal.
Ovseevich was born on November 19, 1916. In 1940 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of
Communications Engineering and defended his master’s thesis “Inﬂuence of Atmospheric Condi-
tions on Electric Parameters of Cable Lines.” After that, he took a position at the Central Research
Institute of Communications. In 1941 he was conscripted into the Red Army. He fought at the
front the entire war, a communications chief of a riﬂe regiment at the beginning of the war and a
chief of a strategic section of a riﬂe division at the end. He was honored by a medal “For Courage,”
an order of the Red Banner, an order of the Red Star, and three orders of the Patriotic War (World
War I I).
After the war, Ovseevich resumed his research and contributed greatly to the development of
information theory, which was a new scientiﬁc ﬁeld at the time. In 1954 he defended his candidate’s
thesis “Approximate Methods of Investigating Transition Processes in Linear Electric Networks.”
In 1972 he defended his state doctoral thesis “Methods of Information Transmission in Analog
Systems.” Ovseevich performed a number of crucial investigations in the ﬁeld of information
transmission and communications engineering. In the ﬁrst period of his work at the Institute for
Information Transmission Problems, he published a number of articles on approximate methods for
investigating transition processes in linear electric networks. In the following years he was chieﬂy