December 2016 issue

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President's Column. ``The classical capacity of quantum Gaussian gauge-covariant channels: beyond i.i.d.'' by Alexander S. Holevo. ``Sparse Regression Codes", by Ramji Venkataramanan, Sekhar Tatikonda, and Andrew Barron. Historian's column. Students' Corner. From the field. Recent articles published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and in Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory. Ninoslav Marina describes the journey that lead to a commemorative stamp presenting Claude E. Shannon issued by the Macedonian Post. University of Michigan Shannon Centennial Symposium, by Alfred Hero. Natasha Devroye reports on the "IEEE ITSoc Chicago Chapter Shannon Centennial Event". Report on the "2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory" by Albert Guillén i Fàbregas, Alfonso Martinez and Sergio Verdú. Report by Bobak Nazer on the IHP program ``Nexus of Information and Computation Theories”. Report on the "2016 IEEE IT Society Summer School" that took place in the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. Report by Han Vinck on the celebration of Piet Schalkwijk’s 80th birthday. Minutes from the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors meeting this summer at ISIT. Tribute to Robert Fano by Robert Gallager. Tribute to Titsa Panayota Papantoni-Kazakos by Demetrios Kazakos. Second collection of puzzles by Solomon Golomb.

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