2009 School of Information Theory

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August 10-13, 2009, Northwestern University, IL, USA

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The Second Annual North American School of Information Theory will be held Monday, August 10, to Thursday, August 13, 2009, at Northwestern University, IL.  The school will build on the successes of last year’s school to provide graduate students and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to learn from leading experts in information theory through short courses and talks as well as the chance to present their own work.

This year's lecturers are Dan Costello, Abbas El Gamal, Robert Gallager, and Bruce Hajek. We are pleased to announce that Abbas El Gamal will be the first Padovani Lecturer at the 2009 School of Information Theory. The Padovani Lecture is sponsored by a generous gift of Roberto Padovani to the IEEE Information Theory Society.

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in North America working on problems of information theory in a broad sense are encouraged to apply with the title and a short (less than 250 words) abstract of a talk/poster they would like to present.

The application deadline for the school is April 21, 2009. (applications closed)

Notifications will be sent by June 2, 2009


General Chairs

Aylin Yener

Gerhard Kramer

Program and Local Arrangements

Randall Berry

Dongning Guo

Program and Applications

Daniela Tuninetti

Natasha Devroye

Web and Publicity

Yalin E. Sagduyu

Matthieu Bloch



Past schools
2008 School of IT 
  • Information Theory Society
  • Northwestern University - Master of Science in Information Technology Program.
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Southern California
Providing support
  • DARPA - IT MANET Program
  • ARO
  • NSF