Motivation and Background
The aim of the School of Information Theory was to bring together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and senior researchers working on Information Theory in an interactive campus environment. We followed the tradition of the European Winter School on Coding and Information Theory and brought it to North America!
About the School
The First Annual School of Information Theory was held Sunday, June 1, to Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the University Park Campus, Penn State University, State College, PA . The school featured lectures on June 2, 3 and 4 . The instructors at the First School of Information Theory were:
Prof. Toby Berger, University of Virginia
Prof. Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. David Tse, University of California Berkeley
Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working on problems of information theory in a broad sense participated in the school and presented their work in the form of short talks or posters.
The First Annual School was dedicated to the memory of Sergio Servetto.
Videos of the lectures are available on the ITSOC YouTube channel
- Muriel Médard: Network Coding: an Introduction [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4]
- David Tse: Information Theory of Wireless Networks [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3][Part 4]
- Toby Berger: "Living Information Theory" Relived [Part 1][Part 2][Part 3]
- Panel: Toby Berger, David Tse, Aylin Yener, Muriel Médard, Gerhard Kramer
- Vince Poor: Information Theory: Past and Future
We gratefully acknowledge the support from the following sponsors of the First Annual School of Information Theory:
- Electrical Engineering Department , Penn State University
- IEEE Information Theory Society
- Networking and Security Research Center , Penn State University
- School of Engineering and Applied Science , Princeton University