|April 2012 Volume 2, Number 2
Thomas Cover 1938-2012
Tom Cover, one of the greatest information theorists and a wonderfully inspiring teacher and mentor, died in Palo Alto on March 26, 2012. During his 48 year career as a professor of Electrical Engineering and Statistics at Stanford University, he graduated 63 PhD students, authored over 120 journal papers in learning, information theory, statistical complexity, and portfolio theory; and he coauthored Elements of Information Theory, the most widely-cited book in the field. In recognition of his seminal contributions, Tom Cover received many awards and honors, including the IEEE Information Theory Society Claude E. Shannon Award, the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, and the Outstanding Paper Award in information theory. He was a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more...
Bryn Mawr's Leila Zilles Awarded NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship
CSoI is pleased to announce that one of its undergraduate Scholars from Bryn Mawr, Leila Zilles, was awarded a 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Fellows must be actively engaged full time in a graduate degree program at an accredited US university, college, or non-profit academic institution of higher education offering advanced degrees in science and engineering.
Leila was kind enough to answer a few questions for us related to her interest in CS and what inspires her to excel. Congratulations, Leila, and we look forward to hearing more great things from you!
Student Collaborative Research Workshop
Reminder to register soon for the summer student research workshop open to all CSoI students. The Center will provide funding for a select number of student driven collaborative projects. This workshop will serve as catalyst in formulating those projects. Read more...
July 24-25, 2012, Purdue University
In the News
Lynch Named Athena Lecturer
Beyond Shannon… legacy
Telecom Italia Future Centre
Brain imaging: fMRI 2.0
Can Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi get along?
Thomas Courtade Awarded CSoI's First Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Kiya has joined us!
We are very pleased to introduce Kiya Smith who joined the Center last week as Administrative Assistant. Kiya has worked in the higher education setting for many years most recently with The Center for Food Safety Engineering.
Naming for Our Newsletter
The votes were tied for both "The Entropy Times" and "The CSoI Channel". Managing Director Bob Brown weighed in to select "The CSoI Channel" as the name of our e-newsletter. Thanks everyone!
fMRI-enabled mind-reading event with Jack Gallant
April 26, 2012
Student Brown Bag Discussion: Nima Soltani
May 8, 2012
CSoI Opportunistic Workshop, May 14 at CTW - Hawaii
May 14, 2012
2012 Science of Information Summer School
May 30 - June 1, 2012
ISIT 2012 in Cambridge, MA
July 1, 2012
Student Research Workshop
July 24 - 25, 2012
NSF Site Visit and All Hands Meeting
Dec 4 - 5, 2012