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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”.
Jul 1, 2020
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.
Jun 25, 2020
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.
Jun 24, 2020
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.
Jun 23, 2020
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.
Jun 9, 2020
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.
Jun 9, 2020
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.
Jun 1, 2020
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.
May 31, 2020
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.
May 28, 2020
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.
May 25, 2020
Deadline extension to May 15: JSAIT Estimation and Inference Special Issue
The paper submission deadline for JSAIT's third special issue on estimation and inference has been extended to May 15.
Apr 21, 2020
Call for Nominations: Data Storage Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Award
The Data Storage Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society (DSTC) invites you to nominate or self-nominate papers for the 2018-2019 DSTC Best Paper Award and the 2018-2019 DSTC Best Student Paper Award. ​The nomination deadline is July 31, 2020.
Apr 12, 2020
Call for Nominations for the First Editor in Chief of IEEE BITS, the Information Theory Magazine
We are seeking nominations for the first Editor in Chief (EiC) of IEEE BITS, who will, together with the Steering Committee and the Editorial Board, ensure its smooth operation and success. The Magazine is administered by a Steering Committee, whose members are D. Costello, E. Erkip, C. Fragouli, U. Mitra and W. Spankowski. Nomination deadline: April 20, 2020. Self-nominations are encouraged.
Apr 9, 2020
ISITA 2020 Paper Deadline Extended to April 17
The International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA) will be held October 24–27, 2020 in Kapolei, Hawai’i, USA. The paper submission deadline has been extended to April 17. Special considerations will be made for authors of accepted papers whose travel is restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 6, 2020
Stay Connected to IEEE Xplore® When Working Remotely
Tips for connecting to IEEE Xplore® Digital Library through your institution.
Apr 3, 2020
Entropy Invites Submissions on “Finite-Length Information Theory”
This special issue aims at collecting recent results in finite-length information theory and its intersection with neighboring fields. Deadline for manuscript submissions is 30 April 2021.
Apr 1, 2020

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