CSoI eBrief
January 2014

Greetings CSoI Team,

Welcome to the January 2014 edition of the Monthly CSoI Highlights eBrief. For the February 2014 edition, please submit information about recent grants, publications, job opportunities, awards, workshops, etc. to me (kiya@purdue.edu) no later than February 21st. Thanks!

CSoI eBrief Headlines:


(See below for more details)
  1. CSoI Invites Nominations and Applications for Post Doc Research Fellows Program (submitted by Kelly Andronicos)

  2. CSoI accepting channels Scholars Program Applications. (submitted by Kelly Andronicos)

  3. Students awarded Undergraduate Fellowships at Bryn Mawr. (submitted by Deepak Kumar)

  4. Tom Courtade joins faculty at UC Berkeley.(submitted by Tom Courtade)

  5. Second Women's Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing to be held July 16 to 18 at Princeton University. (submitted by Kelly Andronicos)

  6. Science of Information Day - Howard University Seminar Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15, 2014. (submitted by Kelly Andronicos)

  7. Technicolor announces research internship opportunities (submitted by Technicolor)

Upcoming Events:

  • CSoI Reception and Research Presentation at ITA Workshop, San Diego. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Howard University Science of Information Day - Feb. 14, 2014 (See Below)

  • Texas A&M Science of Information Day – April 4, 2014

  • MIT Science of Information Day – April 28, 2014

  • Invited session at Princeton University's 48th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) which will highlight CSoI research. The conference will be held March 19-21, 2014.

  • CSoI Summer School scheduled for August 4-8, 2014 at UC San Diego. Mark your calendars!!!
Read below for more details!
  1. CSoI Invites Nominations and Applications for Post Doc Research Fellows Program for 2014-2015
    CSoI invites nominations and applications for its CSoI Post Doc Research Fellows program. The Fellows program seeks to identify and groom intellectual leaders to shape the emerging field of Science of Information and its diverse applications. The program provides opportunities for dynamic individuals to interact with premier research groups and individuals worldwide. Researchers in the Center for Science on Information have received the top awards in their fields (Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, Nobel Prize, Claude Shannon Award, and the Alan Turing Award). Research fellows will have opportunities to work in an enriching interdisciplinary environment, with significant potential for broad impact in terms of technology development, industry involvement, and educational initiatives. Successful candidates are expected to work with Center Researchers at two or more of the participating institutions and serve a leadership role with respect to education and mentoring of graduate students. Fellows are appointed for an initial term of one year, and may be extended contingent on satisfactory performance. http://www.soihub.org/resources.php?id=604

  2. CSoI accepting channels Scholars Program Applications
    This competitive, paid academic year REU-style program provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a cohort-based research experience related to the Science of Information, especially as it concerns Information Theory. Awardees receive guidance from a mentor who is university faculty or a scientist within industry. Mentors are usually chosen by the student, but we can assist the applicant with finding a mentor based on their research interests. Students may reapply to the program each academic year. Awards typically average @ $4,200/yr, and awardees spend 12-15 hrs/week on their project during the Fall and Spring semesters while taking classes. For more information, see http://www.soihub.org/news-events.php?id=603 or contact Kelly Andronicos, Director of Diversity, CSoI, kandroni@purdue.edu

  3. Students awarded Undergraduate Fellowships at Bryn Mawr.
    Five undergraduate students have been awarded Undergraduate Fellowships at Bryn Mawr. These students will work on research projects with CSoI faculty (Deepak Kumar & Dianna Xu) at Bryn Mawr College. Projects range from data collection & visualization, to exploring new modalities (wearables) for computing applications, learning and modeling probabilistic inference on large datasets. The students are: Bryce Lewis, Angie Chen, Michelle Neuburger, Yijun Zhou, and Joshua Serota. http://www.soihub.org/news-events.php?id=607

  4. Tom Courtade joins faculty at UC Berkeley
    Tom Courtade, former postdoctoral fellow at the Center, has joined the faculty at UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Congratulations, Tom!

  5. Second Women's Workshop on Communications & Signal Processing
    (IEEE Communications Society WICE) CSoI will help co-sponsor the Second Women's Workshop on Communications and Signal Processing to be held July 16 to 18 at Princeton University. The event will feature a number of successful, senior attendees giving invited talks and a larger number of junior attendees (senior graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty) presenting posters. Besides a vibrant exchange on a variety of topics related to the communications and signal processing disciplines, the event will give junior attendees the opportunity to interact with their senior counterparts. As such, it will serve as both a technical and mentorship event. Kelly Andronicos, Director of Diversity for CSoI, is serving on the organizing committee for this event. http://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=277

  6. Howard University—Science of Information Day
    Howard University Seminar Friday, February 14, 2014, All day. Howard University will host CSoI Faculty member Todd Coleman from UC San Diego as it's featured speaker. In addition, information will be shared about opportunities within the Center, including undergraduate and graduate research opportunities. http://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=276 Watch our website www.soihub.org for more upcoming Science of Information Days at our partner institutions.

  7. Technicolor Announces Graduate Research Internship Opportunities
    Attention CSoI Grad Students: Technicolor has shared its Research Internship Program Opportunities with the Center. Please see http://www.soihub.org/news-events.php?id=605 for details.


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