IEEE ITSOC Shannon Centennial Event
September 23, 2016. Motorola Venue, Chicago

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About the Event

For Shannon’s centennial year, the IEEE ITSOC Chicago Chapter is organizing a one day workshop in honor of Shannon and information theory. The event is open and accessible to all who register and receive a confirmation email before the event (space limited).

Lunch is provided for free if registered before September 15, 2016. Any attendee is welcome to attend only part of the event (e.g., the keynote in the morning, the lunch talk, and/or the student group event in the afternoon). Check the flyer of this event.

Program and Slides

9:00 Opening remarks
Natasha Devroye, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Chicago
9:05 Keynote - Shannon's Legacy: Coding Theory from 1948 to 2016
Daniel J. Costello, Jr., Bettex Chair Professor Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Next Generation Wireless Networks
Robert Love, Fellow of Technical Staff, Motorola Mobility
11:00 Interference as Noise: Friend or Foe?
Natasha Devroye, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
11:30 Information and Games
Randall Berry, Professor, Northwestern University
12:00 Break
12:15 Lunch talk - Information Theory: the Day after Yesterday
Dongning Guo, Professor, Northwestern University
13:15 Break
13:30 Variations on the Index Coding problem: Pliable Index Coding and Caching
Daniela Tuninetti, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
14:00 Private Information Retrieval from Coded Data
Salim El Rouayheb, Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology
14:30 Cooperative Networking of Mobile Devices for Energy, Computation, and Throughput Efficiency
Hulya Seferoglu, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
15:00 Student group activities
17:00 Adjourn

Workshop Organizers


This event was supported by the sponsorhip of the IEEE Information Theory Society, Motorola Mobility, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Northwestern University.


About the IEEE Information Society (ITSOC)


The IEEE Information Theory Society is an international organization whose purpose is to connect people interested in processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, as well as theoretical and applied aspects of coding, communications, and communications networks.