2019 European School of Information Theory

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2019 European School of Information Theory

The 2019 European School of Information Theory (ESIT) will be held in the French Riviera during April 15-19. 


(Photo: Office de tourisme et des Congrès d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Antibes La vague © F. Trotobas)

The European School of Information Theory (ESIT) is an annual educational event, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society, for graduate students from institutes throughout Europe and beyond. The objective of the school is to provide the students with the opportunity (i) to learn from distinguished lecturers by attending long-format tutorials, (ii) to present their own work to obtain feedback and to start up collaborations, (iii) to hear about applications of information theory in industry, and (iv) to participate in a stimulating and inviting forum of scientists.

The scheduled tutorial lecturers for 2019 are:

Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Deniz Gündüz (Imperial College London)

Tara Javidi (University of California, San Diego)

Mari Kobayashi (CentraleSupélec)

Ido Tal (Technion)


The School of 2019 will be held in the French Riviera. The lectures will be given in the new amphitheater at EURECOM in Sophia Antipolis. Housing will be provided in the beautiful town of Antibes, with convenient bus connections to EURECOM and to the airport of Nice Cote d'Azur.

Arriving by plane: the closest airport is Nice Cote d'Azur.

Arriving by train: connections to Antibes can be found at SNCF.

Click here for more travel information.


Registration includes housing in Antibes for five nights from Sunday 14 to Friday 19 April. More details can be found on the registration page linked below.

Registration is now open! Click here. Early Registration is until 28 February.

Note that each student attendee is asked to present a poster, which could be about ongoing work. 

Tentative Program

The School will take place from Monday morning to Friday noon. Mornings will be devoted to three-hour lectures. Three afternoons will each contain a one-hour short lecture and a poster session. Wednesday afternoon is free, followed by a banquet dinner in Nice. The program below is tentative and subject to change.

Abstracts of the lectures can be found here.

Monday, 15 April

AM  Mari Kobayashi: Joint State Sensing and Communication: Theory and Applications

PM  Luca Barletta: Information Rates for Phase Noise Channels

Poster Session 1

Tuesday, 16 April

AM  Ido Tal: A Tutorial on Polar Codes

PM  Elsa Dupraz: Design of Energy-Efficient LDPC Codes and Decoders

Poster Session 2

Wednesday, 17 April

AM Matthieu Bloch: Information-Theoretic Security: From Information-Theoretic Primitives to Algorithms

Thursday, 18 April

AM  Deniz Gündüz: Joint Source and Channel Coding: Fundamental Bounds and Connections to Machine Learning

PM  Malcolm Egan: Stability and Sensitivity of the Capacity in Continuous Channels

Poster Session 3

Friday, 19 April

AM  Tara Javidi:  Sequential Acquisition of Information: From Active Hypothesis Testing to Active Learning to Empirical Function Optimization

Organizing Committee

Paul de Kerret (Eurecom), General Chair

Ligong Wang (CNRS), Publicity

Claudio Weidmann (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Finance

Michèle Wigger (Télécom ParisTech), Technical Program