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Post-doctoral/PhD Positions in Nonstochastic Information, U. Melbourne

One Post-doc and two PhD positions are available to investigate the use of nonstochastic and zero-error information theory in filtering, control and causal inference problems with deterministic disturbances or unknown noise distributions. These positions are based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia.

NSF Workshop on Low-Latency Wireless Random-Access

This workshop brings together experts from industry and academia to discuss the challenges and solutions for the problem of multiple-access in wireless communication and Internet-of-Things.

Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman's book on Shannon released

Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman's book on Shannon released

Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman have written a book about Claude Shannon titled A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age. The book made its debut this week and is available everywhere books are sold. Kindle and audiobook versions are available as well.

Channel Coding Researcher Position at InterDigital London

InterDigital (IDCC) Europe currently has a research engineer position in its London office. The researcher will work on the design and development of next generation channel codes, including polar codes, particularly for beyond 5G applications. The successful candidate will be an IDCC team member of the recently EU funded beyond-5G project called EPIC (Sept 2017-Sept 2020) and will constantly interact and work with project partners including Polaran (Prof. Erdal Arikan), Telecom Bretagne (Prof. Catherine Douillard), Un. Kaiserslautern (Prof. Norbert Wehn), Ericsson, and IMEC.

2017 Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award Winners

Three papers were selected to be awarded the 2017 Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award.

2017 ITSOC Paper Award goes to Bennett, Devetak, Harrow, Shor, and Winter

The Information Theory Society Paper Award is given annually for an outstanding publication in the fields of interest to the Society appearing anywhere during the preceding four calendar years.

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).