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Muriel Médard awarded the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award

Muriel Médard awarded the Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award

The Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award, formerly known as IT Society Distinguished Service Award, honors an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the Information Theory community. The award was announced at the ISIT Awards Session in Aachen, Germany.

Postdoctoral Position at Penn State

A post doctoral scholar position is available in The Electrical Engineering Department, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, under the direction of Prof. Aylin Yener.

CFP: JSTSP Special Issue on “Information-Theoretic Methods in Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Processing”

The IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing will publish an Special Issue on Information-Theoretic Methods in Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Processing. Manuscripts are due December 1, 2017.

June 2017 issue of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter

The June 2017 issue of the IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter is available online.

ITSOC Members Win 2017 IEEE Awards

ITSOC members have been awarded several prestigious IEEE awards for 2017.

2017 Information Theory Society Awardees

The IT Society will present these awards at the annual Awards Banquet at ISIT in Aachen on Wednesday, 28 June, 2017.

ITSOC Members Elevated to IEEE Fellow

Twelve members of the IT Society have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to their fields.

Amin Shokrollahi named 2017 Padovani Lecturer

The Padovani Lecture is held annually at the North American School of Information Theory. The Lecturer is selected by the Membership and Chapters Committee.

David Tse to receive 2017 Shannon Award at ISIT

Although announced at ISIT 2016, the 2017 Shannon Award is given at ISIT 2017, where Prof. David Tse of Stanford University will deliver the Shannon Award Lecture.

Postdoctoral Position at University of Southern California

There is currently a postdoctoral scholar position available in Prof. Avestimehr’s research group at University of Southern California (USC), at the cross section of information theory, distributed computing, and data analytics. The project, which is funded by DARPA, will focus on development of various “coded computing” frameworks that combine coding with distributed computing to alleviate several bottlenecks in large-scale data analytics. Interested applicants should send their CV, along with the names of two references, to Prof. Avestimehr via email (avestimehr@ee.usc.edu).

Mary Elizabeth Moore Shannon, 95

Mary Elizabeth Moore Shannon, 95

The IEEE Information Theory is sad to report the passing of Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Shannon.

Final Progarm | Ad-hoc Meeting on Deep Learning & Coding | TAU, Israel, June 19, 2017

Final Progarm | Ad-hoc Meeting on Deep Learning & Coding | TAU, Israel, June 19, 2017

Ad-hoc Meeting on Deep Learning & Coding, TAU, Israel, June 19, 2017

Registration for 2017 NASIT - deadline extended until May 15, 2017

The school will be held June 6-9, 2017 at Georgia Tech

May 12 Deadline for IEEE Ballot Petitions

The IEEE Information Theory Society wishes to remind members of the deadline for petitions to add candidates to the ballot for the upcoming IEEE elections.

Ido Tal and Alexander Vardy awarded the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award for 2017

The paper "List Decoding of Polar Codes" IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp 2213 – 2226, May 2015 by Ido Tal and Alexander Vardy has been awarded the 2017 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award for 2017.

ISIT 2017 Early Bird Registration Ends May 2

ISIT 2017 Early Bird Registration Ends May 2

Registration for 2017 NASIT is now open!

Registration for 2017 NASIT is now open!

Registration for the 2017 North-American School of Information Theory is now open!