April 19, 2014

June 18-21, 2014
IEEE North American School of Information Theory

Fields Institute, 222 College St, Toronto


Steps 1 must be completed by March 7.
*Deadline extended: All applications submitted by noon on 21 March have been processed. Applications will continue to be considered but are wait-listed until further notice.

REGISTRATION- for accepted participants OPENS March 15, accepted participants have been sent the registration link. Register by April 1 to guarantee your spot.
IEEE + IT Society Member $100
IEEE Member only $150
Other $200
Accommodations: $50
(for 4 nights June 17-21)
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A student membership for one year costs $50
The IEEE North American School on Information Theory delivers interactive education for graduate students in the engineering and mathematical sciences, and the opportunity to meet with distinguished lecturers and peers in a supportive environment. Information Theory studies the transmission, processing, and use of information in many contexts; it draws from and contributes to a large number of disciplines in the mathematical sciences. The areas of study of participants are expected to include pure mathematics, theoretical computer science, and the engineering sciences. The types of research topics presented by students, and the tutorial areas discussed by lecturers, will span foundational theory, algorithmic design, and implementation in practice.

In its seventh year, this event is designed to provide graduate students with opportunities to:

  • Learn from distinguished lecturers in the field who will present long-format (2 1/2 hour) tutorials;
  • Participate in a stimulating and inviting forum of scientists;
  • Present their own work for feedback and potential collaboration;
  • Deepen their connections with the community

The 15th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2014) will be held right after NASIT.


  • Robert Calderbank, Duke
  • Brendan Frey, Toronto
  • Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford
  • Alon Orlitsky, UCSD
  • Henry Pfister, Texas A&M
  • En-hui Yang, Waterloo

Poster Session

As part of NASIT, there will be a poster session each day. The idea of the sessions is to provide an informal and relaxed setting for students to interact with other students and faculty to get experience in presenting and to discuss their ideas and their research; students will be required to present a poster in one of the three sessions. We encourage more junior graduate students, who do not yet have original research to present at NASIT, to present a "tutorial-style" poster on some topic of interest to the student. To more advanced graduate students and post-docs we note that posters are not refereed, and that previously published results are completely acceptable.

In addition, the school will feature interactive panels and poster sessions, as well as social and technical student events.


The registration site will be available in February. Estimated registration fees will be between $100-$200.


Program will be available in May. Details about posters will be posted then.

Local Arrangements:

Details on accommodations will be provided in February.


Stark C. Draper (Toronto)
Warren Gross (McGill)
Ashish Khisti (Toronto)
Patrick Mitran (Waterloo)
Serdar Yüksel (Queen's)

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