The Padovani Lecturer Program was established with a generous gift of Dr. Roberto Padovani in 2009. The Padovani Lecture will be delivered by an outstanding member of the Information Theory community at one of the ITSoc’s Schools of Information Theory, held for the benefit of students and postdoctoral researchers. The award is used to defray the economy class travel expenses to the Padovani Lecturer.
Criteria and Eligibility
The selection criteria are: (a) the quality of the candidate's contributions to research in information theory and related areas, and (b) the ability of the candidate to deliver an excellent lecture to a broad audience, and (c) the ability of the candidate to provide instruction at an Information Theory School and to interact meaningfully with the junior members of the Information Theory Society. Any individual meeting the criteria noted above is eligible to become the Padovani Lecturer. The candidate may be from any geographic region and any organization, e.g., academia, industry, or government. Nominations that promote diversity are encouraged. The candidate is typically a member of the IEEE Information Theory Society. The candidate must not have been previously recognized as an ITSoc Padovani Lecturer.
Nominations for the Padovani Lecturer should be submitted by October 1 using the online form.