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JSAIT Privacy and Security of Information Systems Deadline Extension to Aug. 15

The deadline for paper submissions to JSAIT's special issue on Privacy and Security of Information Systems has been extended to August 15. This is a hard deadline.

Vertex Postdoctoral Positions at USC

Seeking one to two postdoctoral researchers with expertise in: statistics, learning, structured signal processing, active hypothesis testing, information theoretic measures, interface between machine learning and signal processing and information theory, interface between controls, signal processing and communication etc.

Message to Transactions Authors: Citation of Journal Versions

Authors of accepted papers in the Transactions are requested to make sure that papers which are cited in your accepted paper as preprints on arXiv or as conference papers are replaced by their corresponding publications in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (or any other journal, if available).

Jorma J. Rissanen Has Passed Away

Jorma J. Rissanen passed away on May 9, 2020. Dr. Rissanen was a renowned information theorist with seminal contributions in source coding and was the 2009 Shannon Award winner of the IEEE Information Theory Society.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Theory and Signal Processing in Machine Learning

The journal Entropy is arranging a Special Issue on "The Role of Signal Processing and Information Theory in Modern Machine Learning". Submission deadline: 30 November 2020

2020 Information Theory Society Paper Award Winners

The recipients of the 2020 Information Theory Society Paper Award are: Emmanuel Abbe, Afonso S. Bandeira, Georgina Hall “Exact Recovery in the Stochastic Block Model” and Elchanan Mossel, Joe Neeman, Allan Sly, “Consistency Thresholds for the Planted Bisection Model”.

Postdoc in Machine Learning for Wireless Propagation at USC

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to work on the application of machine learning to the understanding, modeling, and prediction of wireless propagation channels in the ECE Department of the University of Southern California. The position is available immediately.

Alon Orlitsky Named 2021 Claude E. Shannon Award Winner

Alon Orlitsky Named 2021 Claude E. Shannon Award Winner

Alon Orlitsky wins the Claude E. Shannon award for consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. He will deliver his Shannon lecture at ISIT 2021.

Free Online Screening of the Shannon Movie — Friday, June 26 / Streaming June 26-28

Free Online Screening of the Shannon Movie — Friday, June 26 / Streaming June 26-28

You have two opportunities to watch the Shannon movie The Bit Player this weekend: through Zoom on Friday, June 26, at 11:10 am Pacific Time and on Vimeo June 26–28.

Robert M. Gray Named Recipient of the 2020 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award

Robert M. Gray Named Recipient of the 2020 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award

The Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IT Society has been instituted to honor an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the Information Theory community.

15 PhD Fellowships in Computer Science at the University of Pisa

15 PhD Fellowships in Computer Science at the University of Pisa

15 PhD fellowships in Computer Science at the University of Pisa, covering three years: Nov 2020 – Oct 2023

Preview of the IEEE ISIT 2020 Conference

Details about ISIT 2020 registration, format, and programs. Registration is free for all (non-author) IT Society members, and the registration deadline is June 19.

Yury Polyanskiy wins the 2020 James L. Massey Award

Yury Polyanskiy wins the 2020 James L. Massey Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding achievement in research and teaching by young scholars in the Information Theory community. The award is named in honor of James L. Massey, who was an internationally acclaimed pioneer in digital communications and a revered teacher and mentor to an entire generation of communications engineers. He was one of the outstanding researchers and leaders of the IEEE Information Theory Society over a period of 50 years.

2020 Joint ComSoc/ITSoc Paper Award Winners

The Joint Communications Society/Information Theory Society Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers that lie at the intersection of communications and information theory. Any paper appearing in a ComSoc or IT Society publication during the previous three years is eligible for the award.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Coding and Information Theory at Simula UiB

A three-year post-doctoral position in the area of privacy and security is available at the Information Theory Section of Simula UiB in Bergen, Norway.

Pengkun Yang wins the 2020 Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award

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.

Postdoc Position in Quantum Causal Inference at Purdue University

We are looking for candidate with good knowledge in information theory and causal inference, who would be willing to apply the concepts in quantum information theory.

COVID-19 Updates

Read important changes and updates to the 2020 activities of the IEEE Information Theory Society due to the COVID-19 pandemic at:

https://www.itsoc.org/covid

 

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