CSoI eBrief
July 2015

Greetings CSoI Team,

Welcome to the July 2015 edition of the monthly CSoI Highlights eBrief.  For the August 2015 edition, please submit information about recent grants, publications, job opportunities, awards, workshops, etc. to Kiya Smith (kiya@purdue.edu) no later than August 24. Thank you!

CSoI Highlights' Headlines:

  1. NSF STC Professional Development Workshop – August 2 in Indianapolis
  2. CSoI Summer School – August 10-13, in San Diego.
  3. Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA), August 18-19, MIT
  4. A call for Papers for a special issue of “Proceedings of IEEE.”
  5. Princeton University Science of Information Day, September 25
  6. NSF site visit – December 8-9, 2015, at Purdue University

Other Announcements

    Adel Javanmard is the recipient of the Thomas M. Cover Dissertation Award for Inference and Estimation in High Dimensional Data Analysis.

    Varun Jog is a winner of the 2015 IEEE Jack Keil Wolf ISIT Student Paper Award for the paper “On the Geometry of Convex Typical Sets” by Varun Jog and Venkat Anantharam, presented at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory.

    EigenGP: Sparse Gaussian Process Models with Adaptive Eigenfunctions, Hao Peng and Yuan Qi. International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015), July 2015.

Job Opportunities
    Strategic Relations and Funding Director (PCSoI)

Read below for details on these items and more!

CSoI Highlights

  1. A National Science Foundation sponsored professional development workshop for advanced Ph.D. students and post docs will be held August 2-7 in Indianapolis, IN. The workshop has been developed with direct input from STC students, post docs and staff, along with guidance from a range of academic, industry and career service professionals from the STC network and beyond.

  2. The Annual CSoI Summer School will once again be held at UC San Diego and we will partner with the IEEE IT Society Summer School. Dates are August 10 – August 13, 2015. https://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=318

  3. The third workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA) will be held August 18-19 at MIT. BDA is focused on the relationships between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. http://www.snl.salk.edu/~navlakha/BDA2015/

  4. A Call for Papers for a special issue of "Proceedings of IEEE" that the Center is overseeing. Special Issue Editors: Thomas Courtade (UC Berkeley), Ananth Grama (Purdue), Michael Mahoney (UC Berkeley), and Tsachy Weissman (Stanford University). Authors are invited to submit manuscripts presenting recent advances in the core foundations of the Science of Information and its applications to diverse fields, including Economics, Life Sciences, Communication Systems, and Data Analytics. Topics of interest span theoretical foundations (modeling and analysis), algorithms, as well as application studies. Please see link for more detailed information and specific instructions on how to submit, etc. http://www.soihub.org/news-events.php?id=640 Please share this with any of your colleagues you think may be interested.

  5. Princeton University Science of Information Day – September 25, 2015, Princeton University. Watch www.soihub.org for details coming soon.

  6. The Center’s annual NSF Site Visit will be held on December 8 and 9, 2015 at Purdue University. Please mark your calendars. https://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=319

Job Opportunities

    Viterbi Postdoc Fellowship in Data Science http://www.itsoc.org/news-events/recent-news/viterbi-post-doctoral-fellowship-in-data-science

Student Opportunities

    For Financial Support in Graduate School:
    Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

    For NASA-supported internships, fellowships and scholarships:

    For tips on applying and associated resources:

    For opportunities specifically in the Ocean Sciences:

    For opportunities specifically in Engineering:

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