CSoI eBrief
October 2014

Greetings CSoI Team,

Welcome to the October 2014 edition of the Monthly CSoI Highlights eBrief.  For the November 2014 edition, please submit information about recent grants, publications, job opportunities, awards, workshops, etc. to me (kiya@purdue.edu) no later than November 14th. Thank you!

CSoI Highlights' Headlines:

  1. NSF Site Visit – December 8-9, 2014. Purdue University
  2. Computer Science in Education, presented by Deepak Kumar – December 11, 2014
  3. CSoI to host workshop at Simons Institute – “Information Theory, Learning and Big Data” – March 16 – March 20, 2015
  4. Virtual Brown Bag Research Discussion Series. Minji Kim - "Software Tools for Computational Biology". January 23, 2015
  5. NSF ScienceLives interview with P.R. Kumar
  6. Andrea Goldsmith wins IEEE’s Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award

  7. Read below for more details!

Events:

  1. NSF Site Visit – December 8-9, 2014. Purdue University.
    This year's annual NSF site visit and Center annual meeting will be held on December 8 and 9, 2014. During the Site visit students will attend a student led research workshop and will participate in a luncheon with site-team members as well as a research poster session as part of the NSF Site visit. Students, please come prepared to participate in the poster session.

    All faculty and student participants are encouraged and welcome to attend. Registration information can be found at http://soihub.org/dev/events/nsf-site-visit-2014.php

  2. Computer Science in Education presented by Deepak Kumar -December 11, 2014
    Contexts of Computing Education: Graphics, Robots, Data, Information. Part of our celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14, http://csedweek.org/) is a "computer science in education" talk. Deepak Kumar will use the backdrop of different contexts to reflect upon the bigger picture of the challenges of introducing computing to students of all ages. http://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=308

  3. CSoI to host workshop at Simons Institute -“Information Theory, Learning and Big Data” March 16 – March 20, 2015.
    The three terms in the title of the workshop are three facets of the same basic question: what information can be gleaned from observed data? For more information about this workshop visit:http://www.soihub.org/event.php?id=304

  4. Virtual Brown Bag Research Discussion Series. Minji Kim - "Software Tools for Computational Biology"
    Friday, January 23, 2015, 3:00-4:00 pm EST/EDT. Online.

News/Announcments

  1. NSF ScienceLives interview with P.R. Kumar
    http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77173&from
  2. Andrea Goldsmith wins IEEE’s Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award
    http://www.soihub.org/news-events.php?id=634

Publications


Naselaris, T., Olman, C.A., Stansbury, D.E., Ugurbil, K., & Gallant, J.L. (in press). A voxel-wise encoding model for early visual areas decodes mental images of remembered scenes. NeuroImage.

New Additions to the Video Collection


Videos published to the Science of Information YouTube Channel during October from the 2014 Summer School:
  1. Tatyana Sharpe -Information-Theoretic Principles in Learning and Decision Making
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S22QcbnqNgQ
  2. Shankar Subramaniam - Systems Biology & Bioinformatics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pll09iFknds

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