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 (3 hour) 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 program of this year spanned the foundations and new application areas of information theory. In particular, network information theory, quantum information theory, coding theory, security, genomics, machine learning and big data are among the topics discussed at ESIT 2015. Tutorial lectures were given by:
- Stephan ten Brink
- Imre Csiszár
- Richard Durbin
- Young-Han Kim
- Michael Langberg
- Stephanie Wehner
Furthermore, the following representatives from successful start-ups rooted in information theory gave inspiring talks :
- Kees Immink (TURING MACHINES Inc.)
Frank Fitzek (codeon)
- Geert-Jan Schrijen (Intrinsic-ID)
The program also included sessions where participating students presented a poster on his/her research.
The venue for the school was hotel NH Zandvoort , located at the beach front and close to Amsterdam and Schiphol airport.
The organizing committee consisted of Jasper Goseling (University of Twente, chair), Jos Weber (Delft University of Technology), and Tanya Ignatenko and Frans Willems (Eindhoven University of Technology). Advisors are Vitaly Skachek and Gerhard Kramer.
Registration . The registration fee included accommodation, social program, and meals.The registration deadline was on March 13, 2015. The registration is closed now.
Grants were available for covering the registration fees for students that otherwise would have not been able to attend. In exceptional cases students applied for a travel grant. Only students that registered before January 15, 2015 , were eligible for grants.
Non-student participation: The school is aimed at PhD students, however, limited number of places was made available for senior researches interested to attend one or more tutorial lectures.
Call for Participation : PDF version
Dr. Jasper Goseling
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Twente, The Netherlands
+31 53 489 3369
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