Guo & Berry Organize Chicago's Shannon Centennial Event

The one-day workshop in honor of Claude E. Shannon (born in 1916) and Information Theory will be held at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago on September 23, 2016.

Prof. Randall Berry & Prof. Dongning Guo

Prof. Dongning Guo & Prof. Randall Berry of the Communications & Networking Laboratory, together with colleagues from UIC and IIT, are Workshop Organizers for Chicago's own Shannon Centennial Event, which is co-sponsored by the IEEE Information Theory Society and Motorola Mobility. The one-day workshop in honor of Claude E. Shannon (born in 1916) and Information Theory will be held at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago on September 23, 2016.

The Shannon Centenary, 2016, marks the life and influence of Claude Shannon on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. Shannon is best known for developing the mathematical foundations of communication (establishing the field of information theory) [1], data compression [2], digital computers [3], cryptography [4], circuit complexity [5], flow networks [6], and juggling [7], as well as laying foundations of artificial intelligence [8, 9] and human–computer interaction [10]. Check the flyer of this event.

IEEE Information Theory Society's vision is to be the pre-eminent community developing the mathematical underpinnings of information technology for the benefit of humanity. Their Mission is to support the open exchange of ideas in information theory, broadly construed, through publications, communications, meetings, outreach, education, mentoring, and recognition of excellence.