UT organizes the International School of Information Theory in Tallinn
On April 14-18th Institute of Computer Science at the University of Tartu will hold an IEEE European School of Information Theory in Tallinn.
Information theory studies ways for reliable transmission and storage of digital information. Nowadays every computer, mobile phone, hard disk and memory stick contains sophisticated mathematical algorithms, which were developed by using research into information theory. The fact that mobile phone or computer today can send large amounts of data very quickly is due to a progress which was achieved in the area of information theory over the last 50 years.
Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), there will be over 50 students and early stage researchers attending from Estonia and from abroad.
Senior Lecturer of Institute of Computer Science Vitaly Skachek says that there are several reasons why it is important to organize the event: “For example it raises a profile of the University of Tartu and makes it more visible in the scientific community that works in the areas related to the information theory.”
Skachek says that it is a mind opening event for students and scientists of the field: “It is great that some of our students will present posters about their work. Lectures and the event itself will give them a possibility to learn about state-of-the-art research from the leading scientists, meet students and scientists from other countries, and make valuable professional connections.”
There will be number of high-profile researchers teaching there. For example there is Ruediger Urbanke from EPFL and Venkatesan Guruswami from Carnegie Mellon University. Gerhard Kramer, who is the head of the Institute for Communications Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, and also served as the president of the Information Theory Society of IEEE in the past, will attend the School. Professor Kramer served as an advisor to the organizing committee of the School.
For more information, see the webpage: http://www.itsoc.org/european-school-2014.
Further information: Vitaly Skachek, phone: (+372) 737 6418, e-mail: Vitaly.skachek [ät] ut.ee.