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Postdoctoral positions available at the National University of Singapore

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the National University of Singapore is offering positions for postdoctoral fellows who will work in information theory, machine learning and their intersection.

September 2017 ITSOC Newsletter Available Online

Past newsletters can also be found on the ITSOC website.

5th International Castle Meeting on Coding Theory and Applications

5th International Castle Meeting on Coding Theory and Applications

Workshop report: 5th International Castle Meeting on Coding Theory and Applications (5ICMCTA), August 28-31, 2017, Vihula, Estonia

CFP: Polar Coding for Future Networks: Theory and Practice

The Workshop on Polar Coding will be held in conjunction with IEEE WCNC 2018, Barcelona, Spain, 15-18 April 2018.

Joint Postdoc Position at ASU, NJIT, and ARL in Secure and Authentic Communications

A joint postdoc position at Arizona State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the US Army Research Laboratory in the area of secure and authentic communications, is available immediately. The successful candidate will be working with the research groups of Prof. Oliver Kosut and Prof. Joerg Kliewer in collaboration with the US Army Research Laboratory.

Multiple Positions in Fiber Optical Communications at TU Eindhoven

One Postdoctoral Researcher (for up to 3 years) and one PhD student position (fully funded for 4 years) are available at the the Signal Processing Systems (SPS) Group, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), The Netherlands.

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.