The 2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) will be held in Riva del Garda from 11–15, April 2021. Plenary speakers include Andrea Montanari, Andreas Krause, Emina Soljanin, Gabor Lugosi, Giuseppe Caire and Nina Balcan. Paper submission is currently open and the submission deadline is September 30. Virtual participation to the conference will be guaranteed for safety reasons related to the COVID pandemic.
Sep 7, 2020
The Center for Science of Information (CSoI) invites applications for its CSoI Postdoctoral Research Fellows program to work with Wojtek Szpankowski, CSoI Director. CSoI seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on broad intersections of information theory, machine learning, combinatorics, and design and analysis of algorithms.
Aug 14, 2020
The deadline for paper submissions to JSAIT's special issue on Privacy and Security of Information Systems has been extended to August 15. This is a hard deadline.
Jul 28, 2020
Authors of accepted papers in the Transactions are requested to make sure that papers which are cited in your accepted paper as preprints on arXiv or as conference papers are replaced by their corresponding publications in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (or any other journal, if available).
Jul 17, 2020
Jorma J. Rissanen passed away on May 9, 2020. Dr. Rissanen was a renowned information theorist with seminal contributions in source coding and was the 2009 Shannon Award winner of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Jul 13, 2020
The journal Entropy is arranging a Special Issue on "The Role of Signal Processing and Information Theory in Modern Machine Learning". Submission deadline: 30 November 2020
Jul 9, 2020
The recipients of the 2020 Information Theory Society Paper Award are: Emmanuel Abbe, Afonso S. Bandeira, Georgina Hall “Exact Recovery in the Stochastic Block Model” and Elchanan Mossel, Joe Neeman, Allan Sly, “Consistency Thresholds for the Planted Bisection Model”.
Jul 1, 2020
Alon Orlitsky wins the Claude E. Shannon award for consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. He will deliver his Shannon lecture at ISIT 2021.
Jun 25, 2020
You have two opportunities to watch the Shannon movie The Bit Player this weekend: through Zoom on Friday, June 26, at 11:10 am Pacific Time and on Vimeo June 26–28.
Jun 24, 2020
The Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IT Society has been instituted to honor an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the Information Theory community.
Jun 23, 2020
Details about ISIT 2020 registration, format, and programs. Registration is free for all (non-author) IT Society members, and the registration deadline is June 19.
Jun 9, 2020
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding achievement in research and teaching by young scholars in the Information Theory community. The award is named in honor of James L. Massey, who was an internationally acclaimed pioneer in digital communications and a revered teacher and mentor to an entire generation of communications engineers. He was one of the outstanding researchers and leaders of the IEEE Information Theory Society over a period of 50 years.
Jun 9, 2020
The Joint Communications Society/Information Theory Society Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers that lie at the intersection of communications and information theory. Any paper appearing in a ComSoc or IT Society publication during the previous three years is eligible for the award.
Jun 1, 2020
A three-year post-doctoral position in the area of privacy and security is available at the Information Theory Section of Simula UiB in Bergen, Norway.
May 31, 2020
The IEEE Information Theory Society Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award, established in 2013, is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding doctoral dissertation contributing to the mathematical foundations of any of the information sciences within the purview of the Society including, but not limited to, Shannon theory, source and channel coding theory, data compression, learning theory, quantum information theory and computing, complexity theory, and applications of information theory in probability and statistics.
May 28, 2020
We are looking for candidate with good knowledge in information theory and causal inference, who would be willing to apply the concepts in quantum information theory.
May 25, 2020
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