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The Information Theory Society is one of many technical societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). This society focuses on the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes.
Vision
To be the pre-eminent community developing the mathematical underpinnings of information technology for the benefit of humanity.
Mission
To support the open exchange of ideas in information theory, broadly construed, through publications, communications, meetings, outreach, education, mentoring, and recognition of excellence.
Field of Interest
The processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes.
Claude E. Shannon
The American mathematician and computer scientist who conceived and laid the foundations for information theory. His theories laid the groundwork for the electronic communications networks that now lace the earth.
Membership
There are various levels and benefits of membership in the IT Society. From Student Member to Life Fellow, IT Society members enjoy privileged access to publications, discounted rates for conferences, and the opportunity to participate in Committees and other leadership roles in the Society.
Questions and Concerns
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Form Folder Pascal source code Shannon's centenary US postal stamp
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Brief biography of Claude Elwood Shannon
Brief biography of Claude Elwood Shannon
Endorsement letters
Shannon's centenary US postal stamp