CSoI eBrief
May 2015

Greetings CSoI Team,

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

CSoI Highlights' Headlines:

  1. Learning Hub launches "Probability Theory" and "Mathematical Theory of Communication" online modules starting June 15th, 2015
  2. Science of Information for Life Sciences Data–Student and Postdoc Workshop – June 22-26, 2015
  3. CSoI Summer School Dates Announced – August 10-13, 2015, in San Diego
  4. A call for Papers for a special issue of “Proceedings of IEEE.”
  5. NSF site visit – December 8-9, 2015, at Purdue University

Other Announcements

  1. Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA), August 18-19, 2015, MIT
Read below for details on these items and more!

CSoI Highlights

  1. CSoI's online learning platform "Learning Hub" will offer two free video based modules to the general public starting June 15th, 2015. The two initial offerings will be "Probability Theory" and the "Mathematical Theory of Communication". Completion of both of these modules, along with the yet to be released "Information Theory" short course, will count towards a "Foundations in Science of Information" certificate.

  2. We have spots available in the Center's upcoming data science workshop. This is a good opportunity to participate in a Center event with students and faculty from diverse institutions. Travel funding available. Deadline to register - June 8. Event page: https://www.soihub.org/events/soi-biodata-2015.php

  3. 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

  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 on how to submit, etc. https://www.soihub.org/news-events.php?id=640 Please share this with any of your colleagues you think may be interested.

  5. 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

Other Announcements

  1. The third Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA), will be held at MIT on August 18th and 19th, 2015. We have already secured 4 exciting speakers and will be adding several more in the coming weeks and months. Similar to last year, we will focus on insects and brains and will have both a contributed track (extended abstracts) and posters.


    Kayal Madhivanan and Swetha Ramadesikan - "Quantitative Analysis of Biological Data" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTWrggHxKDw

Job Opportunities

    Strategic Relations and Funding Director (PCSoI) http://purdue.taleo.net/careersection/wl/jobdetail.ftl?job=1500766&lang=en

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

Student Opportunities

    For Undergraduates
    Paid Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Placements:
    Over 800 programs – REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

    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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