Call for nominations for the next Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory (JSAIT)
The JSAIT Steering Committee requests nominations for the next EiC with deadline June 15, 2024.
May 21, 2024

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. This includes topics at the intersection of information theory with related fields such as machine learning, statistics, genomics, neuroscience, theoretical computer science, and physics. It also includes important and timely topics firmly within the domain of information theory.

More information about JSAIT can be found on:

Prof. Tara Javidi is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief (EiC). JSAIT is administered by a Steering Committee, whose current members are Alex Dimakis (chair), Negar Kiyavash, Frank Kschischang and Sennur Ulukus. The Steering Committee requests nominations for the next EiC to succeed Prof. Javidi. She completes her 3 year (non-renewable) term in December 2024.

Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2024

The selected EiC would assume this important role on Jan. 1, 2025 for a term of three years. The successful candidate will appoint and oversee an Editorial Board of Senior Editors. Senior Editors are established experts and who assist the EiC in mentoring each special issue’s Guest Editorial team. The EiC’s duties 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. They will 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 will recommend an EIC appointment to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society. The Board of Governors makes the ultimate appointment.

Nomination Process: Please email the Steering Committee Chair, Alex Dimakis ([email protected]), with a short indication of interest. The nomination should include a nomination letter (1-2 pages) that articulates the nominee’s key qualifications and a summary of previous editorial experience as well as a brief vision statement. This material will help the steering committee to review and understand the unique strengths of the proposed nominee. Please include [JSAIT] in the email subject. Inclusion of a curriculum vitae is optional and self-nominations are welcome.

Please contact any member of the Steering Committee if you have any questions or concerns regarding the nomination process.

A PDF version of this call can be downloaded here.