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September 2018 issue
President’s Column. From the Editor. Awards. 2018 Eduard Rhein Technology Award for Rajiv Laroia. Conference on Channels, Statistics, Information, Secrecy, Zero-error And Randomness. “My Research Experience in Information Theory” by Imre Csiszar. Students’ Corner: Let the Student Paper Award roll! 2018 North-American School of Information Theory. 2018 European School of Information Theory. “The Information Theory e-print arXiv has New Moderators” by Joachim Rosenthal and Madhu Sudan. From the Field: IEEE Spain Information Theory Chapter. From the EiC of the Transactions. “In Memoriam: František Matúš (1961–2018)” by Imre Csiszar. IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Meeting. Statement on Sexual Harassment. Recent Publications. Call for Papers. Conference Calendar.
June 2018 issue
President’s column. Recent awards. Historian’s column by Tony Ephremides. “Recovering Old Sources for the History of Information Theory” by Friedrich Hagemeyer. Report on the 2018 Dagstuhl Seminar on Coding Theory for Inference, Learning, and Optimization. Report on the Munich Workshop on Coding and Cryptography 2018 (MWCC 2018). Workshop on Coding and Information Theory. Conference on Channels, Statistics, Information, Secrecy, Zero-error, and Randomness (CSISZÁR). A review of the book “An Introduction to Classic Cryptography (With an Exposition of the Mathematics of Private and Public Key Ciphers)” by Ezio Biglieri. Recent publications.
March 2018 issue
President's column. Recent awards. "Information Theoretic Cryptography for Information Theorists", by Himanshu Tyagi and Shun Watanabe. ITSoc statement reaffirming the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Non-discrimination Policy. Students' Corner column on "Career and Diversity in STEM" by Mine Alsan featuring interviews with Andrea Goldsmith and Sarah Kate Wilson. Historian's column by Tony Ephremides. From the field: IEEE Information Theory Society Brazil Chapter. Report on the Munich Workshop on Physical Unclonable Functions (MPUF) 2017. Report on the 2017 IEEE Information Theory Workshop. Minutes from the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors meeting. Recent publications.
December 2017 issue
President's column; "Codes for Distributed Computing: A Tutorial.", by Viveck Cadambe and Pulkit Grover; "A Walk Over the Memory Lane: One Decade of North American Schools of Information Theory (NASIT)", by Aylin Yener; On “Composing Music by a Stochastic Process”: From Computers that are Human to Composers that are Not Human, by Haizi Yu and Lav R. Varshney; The Historian’s Column, by Tony Ephremides; report on "BalkanCom’17", by Stark Draper; call for nominations; minutes from the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors; recent publications.
September 2017 issue
President's column; 2017 Shannon Lecture: The Spirit of Information Theory, by David Tse; News From NSF: Communications and Information Foundations Cluster, by Rick Brown and Phil Regalia; Awards; Report on seminar in Honor of Kees Schouhamer Immink, by Han Vinck; Reflections on MOOC on Information Theory, by Raymond W. Yeung; Tony Ephremides's Historian's column; Students' Corner by Alejandro Lancho, Ori Peled, S. B. Balaji, Ganesh R. Kini, and Jie Li (compiled by Parham Noorzad); From the field: the IEEE Sweden Section Joint Chapter, by Tommy Svensson and Michael Lentmaier; From the field: the IEEE Information Theory Society India Chapter, by Bikash Kumar Dey; a report by Bikash Kumar Dey on the 2017 IEEE IT Society Summer School at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; a report by Han Vinck on the 10th Asia-Europe Workshop on Concepts in Information Theory and Communications; a report by Vladimir Sidorenko and Antonia Wachter-Zeh on the Munich Workshop on Coding and Applications 2017 (MWCA 2017); a report by Tobias Koch, Alfonso Martinez, Pablo M. Olmos, and Gonzalo Vazquez-Vilar on the 2017 European School of Information Theory; minutes from the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Meeting, by Stark Draper; news from the ITSoc Online Committee, by Anand D. Sarwate; Outreach Through IT Society Chapters, by Mine Alsan and Emina Soljanin; WITHITS activities and updates, by Lalitha Sankar and Natasha Devroye; activities of the IEEE Information Theory Society Outreach Subcommittee, by Joerg Kliewer, Aaron Wagner, Tara Javidi, Bobak Nazer, and Vincent Y. F. Tan; Recent publications.
June 2017 Issue
President column; ``Information, Privacy and Stability in Adaptive Data Analysis" by Adam Smith; Congratulations to Ido Tal and Alexander Vardy on their 2017 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society award winning paper ``List Decoding of Polar Codes", and to the members of our society that have recently been named Distinguished Lecturers; ``Behind the scenes Q&A" with the authors Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman of the upcoming Claude Shannon biography; Tony Ephremides's Historian's column; ``Students' Corner'' by Mine Alsan and Basak GŸler; ``Thinking about organizing an ITW or ISIT?", by Emanuele Viterbo and Elza Erkip; a tribute to Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Moore Shannon; fourth and final collection of Sol Golomb's earlier newsletter puzzles.
March 2017 Issue
President column. "Reflection and Summary of the paper: The Capacity Region of the Two-Receiver Gaussian Vector Broadcast Channel with Private and Common Messages", by Yanlin Geng and Chandra Nair. Historian's column by Tony Ephremides. "Students' Corner'' by Cheuk Ting Li and Nir Weinberger. "From the field'' by Hiroshi Kamabe. Report on the "Munich Workshop on Information Theory of Optical Fiber (MIO 2016)" by Tobias Fehenberger, Javier García, René Essiambre, and Gerhard Kramer. Report by Deniz Gündüz, and Jossy Sayir on the ``2016 Information Theory Workshop". Report on the ``UCSD Shannon Centenary Celebration" by Paul Siegel. Report on the Shannon Centenary Workshop in Armenia “From Information Age to Big Data Era”, by Ashot N. Harutyunyan, Davit A. Sahakyan, and A.J. Han Vinck. Report on the "2016 IEEE Shannon Centennial Workshop on Communications and Information Theory (SCWCIT 2016)", by Chinmoy Saha. Minutes from the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors meeting this fall in Chicago. Recent articles published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and in Problems of Information Transmission. Third collection of puzzles honoring of Sol Golomb.
December 2016 issue
President's Column. ``The classical capacity of quantum Gaussian gauge-covariant channels: beyond i.i.d.'' by Alexander S. Holevo. ``Sparse Regression Codes", by Ramji Venkataramanan, Sekhar Tatikonda, and Andrew Barron. Historian's column. Students' Corner by Mine Alsan. From the field. Recent articles published in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and in Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory. Ninoslav Marina describes the journey that lead to a commemorative stamp presenting Claude E. Shannon issued by the Macedonian Post. University of Michigan Shannon Centennial Symposium, by Alfred Hero. Natasha Devroye reports on the "IEEE ITSoc Chicago Chapter Shannon Centennial Event". Report on the "2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory" by Albert Guillén i Fàbregas, Alfonso Martinez and Sergio Verdú. Report by Bobak Nazer on the IHP program ``Nexus of Information and Computation Theories”. Report on the "2016 IEEE IT Society Summer School" that took place in the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. Report by Han Vinck on the celebration of Piet Schalkwijk’s 80th birthday. Minutes from the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors meeting this summer at ISIT. Tribute to Robert Fano by Robert Gallager. Tribute to Titsa Panayota Papantoni-Kazakos by Demetrios Kazakos. Second collection of puzzles by Solomon Golomb.
September 2016 issue
President’s Column; Awards; Guest Column: News from the National Science Foundation; Subspaces, Matrices and Codes; The Historian’s Column; Students’ Corner; From the Field: 2016 Chapter of the Year Award for the Benelux IT Chapter; Report on the Munich Workshop on Causal Inference and Information Theory (MCI 2016); Report on the Bertinoro Workshop on Communications and Coding (BCC 2016); Report on Two Major Events on Information Theory in South Africa; Report on International Conference on Information Geometry and its Applications IV; Report on 2016 European School of Information Theory; The 2016 International Zurich Seminar on Communications; Shannon Centenary Workshop and Celebration Reports; A Numerical Tribute to Claude Shannon for his Centennial Birthday; IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Meeting; Golomb’s Puzzle ColumnTM: Latin Squares Solutions; In Memoriam: Professor Rudolf Emil Kalman; In Memoriam: Solomon W. Golomb; Golomb’s Puzzle ColumnTM Collection, Part 1; Call for Papers; ConferenceCalendar.
June 2016 issue
President's column. Past and future events for Claude Elwood Shannon's 100th birthday. Drawing of Shannon made by Jan Hein van Dierendonck. Report on the 2016 Australian School of Information Theory. Report on the DIMCS workshop "Network Coding: the Next 15 Years". Tony Ephremides's Historian's column. ``Students' Corner'' column presenting "The “I” in IT" by Bernhard Geiger. ``From the field'' highlighting the IEEE Information Theory Society Seoul Chapter. IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors meeting minutes from their meeting after Allerton 2015 (Chicago). Sol Golomb's Puzzle column. In Memoriam: Arthur W. Astrin, (Artur Ichnowski), 1945–2016. In Memoriam: David MacKay (1967–2016).
March 2016 Issue
President’s Column, Editor Column, "Community Detection and the Stochastic Block Model" (Emmanuel Abbe), "Teaching Source Coding and Teaching Channel Coding" (Aaron B. Wagner), Awards, Coding Team Wins a Bell Labs Prize, 2016 Newly Elevated Fellows, Moments, The Historian’s Column, Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Simple Counting Problems, Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Numerical Oddities Solutions, Students’ Corner: "From Idea to Proof: A Challenge for Beginning Researchers" (Parham Noorzad), From the Field: The New Madras Chapter, Report on the Munich Workshop on Information Theory of Optical Fiber (MIO 2015), Report on the 2015 JTG/IEEE IT Society Summer School, IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Meeting Minutes, Shannon Centenary, Claude Elwood Shannon 100th Birthday Celebration, In Memoriam: Moshe Zakai (1926–2015), Call for Papers, Post-Doctoral Positions (Center For Science of Information), Call for Nominations, Conference Calendar.
December 2015 Issue
President column; Robert Calderbank "The Art of Signaling''; Alexander Barg and Itzhak Tamo "On Codes with the Locality Property"; Mohammad Ali Maddah-Ali and Urs Niesen "Cache Networks: An Information-Theoretic View''; Maxim Raginsky and Igal Sason "Concentration of Measure Inequalities and Their Communication and Information-Theoretic Applications''; Historian's Column; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Numerical Oddities; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Simple Theorems About Prime Numbers Solutions; Students' Corner; From the field: IEEE Israel Section Information Theory Chapter; ISIT report "Experiments in a Time of Change"; report on the Munich Workshop on Coding and Modulation (MCM 2015), report on the Munich Workshop on Massive MIMO (MMM 2015); report on the Mathematical Tools of Information-Theoretic Security Workshop; In Memoriam: Oscar Moreno de Ayala; In Memoriam: Victor Wei.
September 2015 Issue
President’s Column; From the Editor; Awards; Information and Communication Complexity; Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Proved; Fourier-Motzkin Elimination Software for Information Theoretic Inequalities; The Historian’s Column; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Simple Theorems About Prime Numbers; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Pentominoes Challenges Solutions; The Students’ Corner; From the field; Shannon Centenary: We Need You!; Report on the 2015 European School of Information Theory (ESIT); DIMACS Workshop on Coding-Theoretic Methods for Network Security; The Croucher Summer Course in Information Theory 2015; IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors meeting minutes; In Memoriam, Robert B. Ash (1935–2015); In Memoriam, Carlos R.P. Hartmann (1940–2015); Call for Papers; Conference Calendar.
June 2015 Issue
President’s Column; From the Editor; SPCodingSchool: An International School of Information and Coding Theory; BIRS Workshop: Between Shannon and Hamming: Network Information Theory and Combinatorics; The new IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multiscale Communications (TMBMC); The Historian’s Column; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Pentominoes Challenges; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Fallacious Proofs Solutions; Call for Papers; Call for Workshops
March 2015 Issue
President’s Column; Professor Thomas Kailath' National Medals of Science; Professor Norm Beaulieu receives Communication Society Communication Theory Technical Committee Technical (CTTC) Achievement Award; IT Society Welcomes New Transactions Editor-in-chief; The Historian’s Column; 2015 Elevated Fellows; IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Meeting Minutes; Workshop Reports
December 2014
President’s Column; From the Editor; The Historian’s Column; IT Society Member Receives 2014 IEEE Award; IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors Meeting Minutes; Big Ideas from NASIT’14 ; IEEE Information Theory Society Committee on New Directions; Workshop Report; Golomb’s Puzzle Column; Call for Nominations; Call for Workshops; Call for Papers; Conference Calendar
September 2014
President’s Column; From the Editor; The Historian’s Column; Teaching IT Power Spectral Density of Communication Signals; Treasurer’s Corner; Report on the 2014 European School of Information Theory (ESIT); Workshop Report; IT Society Member Honored; Golomb’s Puzzle Columntm: Words With Repeated Letters; Golomb’s Puzzle Columntm: Counting Necklaces Solutions; IT Society Mentoring Network: Call For Participation; Call for Papers; Conference Calendar
June 2014
President’s Column; From the Editor; Professors Elected to the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society; The Historian’s Column; NSF Center for Science of Information; In Memoriam: Thomas J. Goblick, Jr.; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Counting Necklaces; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Elementary Arithmetic Solutions; Calls for Nominations/Papers; Calendar
March 2014
President’s Column; From the Editor; 2014 IEEE Medals and Recognitions Recipients and Citations; Professor A.J. Paulraj Wins the 2014 Marconi Prize; The Historian’s Column; Distance-Divergence Inequalities; 2014 Elevated Fellows; 2014 IT Society’s Newly Elected IEEE Fellows; Two Meetings on Green Data Storage at DIMACS; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Elementary Arithmetic; Golomb’s Puzzle Column: Rep-Tile Sets Solutions; Call for Nominations; Call for Papers; Call for Workshops; Call for Participation; Conference Calendar
December 2013
President’s Column; From the Editor; In Memorium: Rene Cruz; The Historian’s Column; David Donoho Receives 2013 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences;Report on the First Workshop on Entropy and Information Inequalities; Report on the First Iran Workshop on Communication and Information Theory (IWCIT 2013); Workshop Report: Dagstuhl Seminar on Coding Theory, August 25–30, Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany; Golomb’s Puzzle Column; Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award; Call for Nominations; Call for Papers; Call for Workshops; Conference Calendar