Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award

The IEEE Information Theory Society Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation.

The IEEE Information Theory Society Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award, established in 2013, is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation contributing to the mathematical foundations of any of the information sciences within the purview of the Society including, but not limited to, Shannon theory, source and channel coding theory, data compression, learning theory, quantum information theory and computing, complexity theory, and applications of information theory in probability and statistics.

Eligible dissertations must have been successfully defended during the two calendar years prior to the award year.

Nominations must be submitted by January 15 using the online form available here

Endorsement letters should be emailed by January 25 to the Committee Chair and CC to Matt LaFleur ([email protected]) with "Cover Award Recommendation" in the subject line.  

Recipients

2021

Ph.D. Dissertation,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
June 2019

2020

Ph.D. Dissertation,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
February 2019

2019

Ph.D. Dissertation,
ETH Zurich,
April 2018

2018

Ph.D. Dissertation,
Princeton University,
January 2018

2017

Ph.D. Dissertation,
University of California, San Diego,
December 2015

2016

Ph.D. Dissertation,
Stanford University,
December 2015

2015

Ph.D. Dissertation,
Stanford University,
July 2014

2014

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Thomas M Cover, 1938–2012 (Wikipedia)