From the Editor
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the online IT society newsletter! While this online format is similar to the traditional printed version, it has distinctions in structure as well as in part of the contents. The structure is based on our society’s website, thus it serves as a microsite. As usual, the contents include announcements, news, reports, surveys, and events. But some research articles like tutorials on trending fields will appear instead in our society’s new IEEE BITS the Information Theory Magazine. This transition was made possible by generous support and advice from the ITSoc Digital Presence Committee members (Brian Kurkoski and Christian Senger in particular), the new and past presidents of our society (Christina Fragouli and Wei Yu), and the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE BITS (Robert Calderbank).
Congratulations to the members of our community that have recently received prestigious awards and honors, and to those that have been recently elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow!
Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award
IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal
IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award