2016 North-American School of Information Theory
The 2016 School of information will be hosted at Duke University, June 21-23. It is sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society, Duke University, and the Center for Science of Information. The school provides a venue where doctoral and postdoctoral students can learn from distinguished professors in information theory, meet with fellow researchers, and form collaborations.
Program and Lectures
The daily schedule will consist of morning and afternoon lectures separated by a lunch break with poster sessions. Students from all research areas are welcome to attend and present their own research via a poster during the school. The school will host lectures on core areas of information theory and interdisciplinary topics. The following lectures are confirmed:
- June 21 AM: Aylin Yener (Pennsylvania State University): Information-Theoretic Security ( video , slides )
- June 21 PM: Krishna Narayanan (Texas A&M University): The Peeling Decoder: Theory and Applications ( video , slides )
- June 22 AM: Natasha Devroye (University of Illinois, Chicago): The Interference Channel ( video , slides , handouts )
- June 22 PM: Helmut Bölcskei Padovani Lecturer (ETH Zurich): The Mathematics of Deep Learning ( video , slides )
- June 23 AM: René Vidal (Johns Hopkins University): Global Optimality in Matrix and Tensor Factorization, Deep Learning, and Beyond ( video )
Here are links to the final program and a pdf flyer .
Applications will be available on March 15 and will be evaluated starting April 1. Accepted students must register by May 15, 2016. The registration fee will include food and 3 nights accommodation in a single-occupancy room. We suggest that attendees fly into the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) airport located about 30 minutes from the Duke campus. Housing will be available for check-in on the afternoon of June 20th. The main part of the program will conclude after lunch on June 23rd so that attendees can fly home that evening.
A list of posters and a map are now available.
To Apply: sorry, applications are no longer accepted
Administrative Contact: Kathy Peterson, [email protected]
Henry Pfister (chair) (Duke University), Dror Baron (North Carolina State University), Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Tech), Rob Calderbank (Duke University), Galen Reeves (Duke University). Advisors: Gerhard Kramer (Technical University of Munich) and Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford)