Call for nominations for the second Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory (JSAIT)
Call for nominations for the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE JSAIT
Jun 23, 2021

Call for nominations for the second Editor-in-Chief of the 
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory (JSAIT)

Nomination Deadline:  Sept. 1, 2021

The IEEE Journal on Special Areas in Information Theory (JSAIT) is an interdisciplinary journal which published its first issue in May 2020.   Its mission is it to publish high quality technical papers on all aspects of information theory, including at the intersections of information theory with fields such as machine learning, statistics, genomics, neuroscience, theoretical computer science, and physics, as well as important and timely topics firmly within the domain of information theory.

JSAIT has published five special issues, with several more in the pipeline, as can be seen at the JSAIT webpage:

Prof. Andrea Goldsmith, Dean of Engineering at Princeton University, is currently serving as the first Editor-in-Chief (EiC).  JSAIT is administered by a Steering Committee, whose current members are Jeffrey Andrews, Rob Calderbank, Negar Kiyavash, and H. Vincent Poor.  The Steering Committee requests nominations for the second EiC to succeed Dr. Goldsmith, who completes her 3 year term in December 2021.  

The selected EiC would assume this important role on Jan. 1, 2022 for a term of three years.   The successful candidate will appoint and oversee an Editorial Board of Senior Editors, who are established experts who assist the EiC in mentoring Guest Editorial teams for each special issue.  The EiC’s duties also include soliciting and vetting proposals for special issue topics and ensuring a high standard of quality for the journal. 

Eligibility: The successful candidate will have a strong record of research excellence in information theory and related fields, and have demonstrated excellence in previous leadership activities.  The candidate is expected to have high professional stature and previous editorial board experience.

Selection Process: The steering committee will review all the received nominations and recommend an EIC appointment to the Board of Governors, which makes the ultimate appointment.

Nomination Process: Please email the Steering Committee Chair, Jeffrey Andrews ([email protected]), with a short indication of interest that includes the nominee’s key qualifications and a summary of editorial experience. Inclusion of a curriculum vitae is optional.  Self-nominations are welcome.   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the nomination process, please contact any member of the Steering Committee.