CSoI eBrief
March 2012 Volume 2, Number 1


Channels Program

CSoI launches Undergrad
Channels Fellowship Program

CSoI is expanding its Channels Program to include undergraduates through initiating a competitive, paid academic year REU for students at CSoI partner institutions. These internships provide undergrads the opportunity to participate in a cohort-based research experience related to the Science of Information, especially as it relates to Information Theory. Read more...

CSoI Students during 2011 Summer School

Registration Opens...
2012 Science of Information Summer School
May 30 - June 1, 2012
Stanford University

The Center for Science of Information is pleased to announce our 2nd annual summer school hosted at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California May 30 - June 1, 2012. The school will feature Center faculty presenting on various topics including how information theory applies to communications, knowledge extraction and life sciences. Student participants will present their work at a poster and networking session. Upper level undergraduates and graduate student members of the Center are strongly encouraged to attend. Lodging, meals, and materials are covered by the Center for all CSoI students. Deadline for registration is April 15. Registration

CSoI Students and Post-Docs during NSF Site Visit

Student Collaborative Research Workshop
July 24-25, 2012
Purdue University

The Center is pleased to announce our summer student research workshop open to all CSoI students. The purposes of the workshop include:
  1. Interaction between students and faculty research leaders to learn about and discuss potential Center projects.
  2. Foster and support team science
  3. Decide on specific interdisciplinary-multinstitutional projects
  4. Form project teams and draft seed grant proposals
Lodging and food will be covered by the Center. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to each Center institution. Shortly following the workshop, 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...

CSoI Announces Graduate Student Expectations and Annual Review Criteria for all Center Supported Students

The Center reports to the National Science Foundation, and has the following requirements and expectations of graduate students it financially supports. Each student will be evaluated for progress and activity on an annual basis on which future funding support decisions will be made. This signed document is due back to the Center by May 1, 2012.

CSoI in the News

Claude Shannon's 64-Year Information Legacy Celebrated by 2012 Viterbi Lecturer

CSoI Faculty Member Christopher Sims Named Nobel Prize Winner

CSoI Releases Informational Video

Bryn Mawr College and Posse Foundation Create First Posse Exclusively for Women Pursuing STEM Majors

Student Spotlights:

Dan Zhang Dan Zhang
"Understanding the outside world is an eternal topic for human beings. I enjoyed the feeling that I am pushing this understanding forward, and contributing to make the computers and webs smarter."

Oluwaseun Ademuwagun Oluwaseun Ademuwagun
"I would ideally like to work during the summer of 2012 with faculty at one of the Center partner's"

Upcoming Events

STC Grand Challenge Workshop
March 20, 2012

CSoI Prestige Lecture Series presents Dr. Leroy Hood
April 2, 2012

Student Brown Bag Discussion: Guy Bresler
April 10, 2012

Sergio Verdú Keynote Howard University
April 18, 2012

Summer School
May 30 - June 1, 2012

Student Research Workshop
July 24 - 25, 2012

Recent Award Recipients

Yuan Qi
NSF Early Career Award

Scott Aaronson
NSF Alan T. Waterman Award

Dan Zhang
IBM Ph.D. Fellowship

Jennifer Neville
NSF Early Career Award

Supriyo Datta
National Academy of Engineering

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