The European School of Information Theory (ESIT) is an annual educational event, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society, for graduate students from institutes throughout Europe and beyond. The objective of the school is to provide the students with the opportunity (i) to learn from distinguished lecturers by attending long-format (3 hour) tutorials, (ii) to present their own work to obtain feedback and to start up collaborations, (iii) to hear about applications in industry, and (iv) to participate in a stimulating and inviting forum of scientists.
The program will span the foundations, implementations in practice, and new application areas of information theory. In particular, network information theory, quantum information theory, coding theory, security, genomics, machine learning and big data are among the topics to be discussed at ESIT 2015. The following renowned scientists have confirmed to give a tutorial lecture:
- Stephan ten Brink,
- Imre Csiszár,
- Richard Durbin,
- Young-Han Kim,
- Michael Langberg,
- Stephanie Wehner.
Furthermore, representatives from successful start-ups rooted in information theory will give inspiring talks. The program also includes poster sessions where every participating student is expected to present a poster on his/her research.
The venue for the school is hotel NH Zandvoort , located at the beach front. The venue is conveniently situated close to Amsterdam and Schiphol airport.
The organizing committee represents the three technical universities in the Netherlands and consists of Jasper Goseling (University of Twente, chair), Tanya Ignatenko (Eindhoven University of Technology), Jos Weber (Delft University of Technology), and Frans Willems (Eindhoven University of Technology). Moreover, the school advisory committee consists of Vitaly Skachek and Gerhard Kramer.
Registration is expected to start in December 2014. A registration fee will be handled, which includes accommodation, social program and meals. A number of grants will be available to cover the registration fee for students that would not be able to attend otherwise. In addition, some travel grants will be made available.
Further information appears on http://www.itsoc.org/european-school-2015 .
Dr. Jasper Goseling
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Twente, The Netherlands
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+31 53 489 3369