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
COVID-19 Updates as of March 26, 2020
Society President Aylin Yener describes updates to the Members of the IEEE Information Theory Society regarding the impact of COVID-19. ISIT2020 will be run as a virtual online conference and three award nomination deadlines have been extended.
Mar 27, 2020
In Memoriam: Vera Stepen Pless
Tribute to Vera Pless, who passed away on March 2, 2020. Prof. W. Cary Huﬀman writes about Vera's life, scientific career and her significant, original, and lasting contributions to the study of error correcting codes and information theory.
Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19 Updates as of March 22, 2020
Society President Aylin Yener describes important changes and updates to the 2020 activities of the IEEE Information Theory Society due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 24, 2020