Claude E. Shannon was born in Petoskey, MI and grew up in Gaylord, MI. After graduating from the University of Michigan with degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics in 1936, he went on to publish a series of papers that laid the foundation for modern information theory. The University of Michigan is celebrating the 100th birthday of Claude E. Shannon, widely recognized as the father of information theory with a Shannon Centennial Symposium on Sept. 16, 2016.
The symposium will consist of two poster sessions and four plenary talks by eminent leaders in the field of information theory. (Promotional poster can be downloaded here.)
Registration is required; to register and to sign up to participate in the poster session, please fill out this form.
Space is limited, so please register early! The deadline for poster submission is Sept. 9. Posters will be selected based on submitted title, abstract and relevance to Shannon’s scientific contributions.
Plenary speakers are:
- ABBAS EL GAMAL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
- EMMANUEL CANDES, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
- MICHELLE EFFROS, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
- ROBERT CALDERBANK, DUKE UNIVERSITY
The Shannon Centennial Celebration is supported by the U-M College of Engineering, the ECE division of the U-M EECS Department, the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), and the IEEE Information Theory Society.
The co-organizers are Hye Won Chung, Al Hero, David Neuhoff and Sandeep Pradhan.