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Jørn Justesen Has Passed Away
Jørn Justesen, a well-known expert in coding theory, communications, and data compression, passed away on October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC, USA at the age of 75. His notable results include the construction of low-complexity, asymptotically good error-correcting codes (1972), a discovery of fast decoding algorithms for Reed-Solomon and algebraic-geometric codes, as well as research into construction and properties of convolutional codes.
Oct 31, 2019
Elwyn Berlekamp Has Passed Away
Shannon Award winner Elwyn Berlekamp passed away on April 9, 2019 at the age of 78.
Oct 31, 2019
Elwyn Berlekamp Has Passed Away
Shannon Award winner Elwyn Berlekamp passed away on April 9, 2019 at the age of 78.
Oct 31, 2019
Call for Nominations: NVMW Persistent Impact Prize
The NVMW Persistent Impact Prize is awarded annually to a paper published at least five years prior that has had exceptional impact on the fields of study related to non-volatile memories, including coding and information theory. The award includes a cash prize.
Oct 30, 2019
The Bit Player Screens November 3 at MIT in Cambridge
Join us for the latest screening of the The Bit Player, the first feature film about Claude Shannon. The IEEE Information Theory Society has helped to produce this film, which combines interviews with leading scientists, archival film, inventive animation and compelling commentary from Shannon himself to tell the story of an overlooked genius who revolutionized the world, but never lost his childlike curiosity. Mark Levinson, director of the award-winning film Particle Fever, wrote, produced and directed The Bit Player.
Oct 29, 2019
Associate or Full Professor at UC Irvine in Theory and Applications of Data-Driven Systems
The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Tenured Position (Associate or Full Professor). Areas include, but are not limited to, theoretical foundations and algorithms dealing with various aspects of big data broadly interpreted to include networked communication systems, distributed computing, high dimensional statistics, signal processing, scaling laws, data mining, and machine learning for high-performance and scalable computing and communication; applications include, but are not limited to, Internet-of-Things, augmented intelligence, social science, smart cities and other domains.
Oct 28, 2019
New IT Soc Video on Secret Sharing
A new video presenting the concepts behind secret sharing and Shamir's seminal paper is now on YouTube. This is the latest video in the Society's Great Papers: Information Theory series.
Oct 22, 2019
Levenshtein Special Issue of IT Trans — Deadline Extended
The deadline for paper submissions to the special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory dedicated to the memory of Vladimir I. Levenshtein has been extended to November 15th, 2019.
Oct 16, 2019
Postdoc at AI Now Institute at NYU
The AI Now Institute at New York University is hiring 1-2 postdoctoral researchers interested in joining an interdisciplinary and dynamic team of collaborative researchers. This two-year position is designed for scholars who want to engage with the social implications of AI and related technologies, and we welcome applications from all disciplines.
Oct 15, 2019
Professor of Data Sciences and Operations (Open Rank) at USC
University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, Tenure-Track Statistics Positions
Oct 10, 2019
Deadline extension to Oct. 15: JSAIT Deep Learning Special Issue
The deadline for JSAIT's first special issue on Deep Learning: Mathematical Foundations and Applications to Information Science has been extended to October 15. This is a hard deadline.
Sep 29, 2019
SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS 2020)
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is proud to introduce the first SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science (MDS 2020), which will take place on May 5–7, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A
Sep 19, 2019
Call-for-Nominations: Padovani Lecturer, Goldsmith Lecturer, and Distinguished Lecturers
IEEE Information Theory Society invites nominations for the 2020 Padovani Lecturer, Goldsmith Lecturer, and Distinguished Lecturers.
Sep 19, 2019
New conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC)
We are happy to announce the birth of a new conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC). The first ITC conference will take place in Boston on June 17-19, 2020.
Aug 31, 2019
Call-for-Nominations: Padovani Lecturer, Goldsmith Lecturer, and Distinguished Lecturers
IEEE Information Theory Society invites nominations for the 2020 Padovani Lecturer, Goldsmith Lecturer, and Distinguished Lecturers.
Aug 29, 2019
New conference: Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC)
Announcing a new conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC)
Aug 22, 2019
Postdoctoral position at the University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral position in information theory and communications at the University of Cambridge.
Aug 22, 2019

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