A new course, titled Introduction to the Science of Information, has been designed to offer a new synthesis of this emerging discipline and to provide undergraduate students a foundation to pursue higher studies at Center institutions. This new course was first offered Fall semester 2011 at Purdue University. The syllabus and lecture videos are available to be viewed by clicking on one of the images below.
Two additional versions of the course were offered at Bryn Mawr College and Howard University during fall of 2012. An online version of the course using video-based topic modules is currently being produced.
In conjunction with this new course, the Center is building an online Learning HUB that will be accessible for students and faculty alike. This HUB will bring together the best materials organized as topic modules for students to learn about science of information topics online.
A faculty and post-doc workshop on teaching a new science of information course is being offered at Purdue June 5-6, 2013. More information is available on the workshop site.
Graduate level seminars have been offered at Purdue University that introduces students to experts in fields that contribute to science of information where new research and discussions can take place. The Center fosters the development of seminars and guest lectures in SOI. The seminars are available real-time via Adobe Connect and video recorded versions on the seminars page.
A unique summer school offers an intensive introduction to the breadth of science of information topics, and fosters collaboration among graduate students, upper level undergrads and faculty at the forefront of the field. The inaugural summer school was hosted at Purdue University on the West Lafayette, Indiana campus from May 24 - 27, 2011, and was recently hosted at Stanford University in 2012, May 30 - June 1. The 2013 school the Center will host the North American Information Theory Society School June 4-7 on the Purdue University campus.