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1 2011 School of Information Theory Tie Liu & Sriram Vishwanath Tie Liu & Sriram Vishwanath

2 On UT Austin campus Memorial day weekend

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4 Organizing Committee General Chairs: Tie Liu and Sriram Vishwanath Program Chairs: Robert Cui, Elza Erkip, Aaron Wagner Local Arrangements: Jean Francois Chamberland, Henry Pfister Publicity and Web: Matthieu Bloch Advisors: Gerhard Kramer and Aylin Yener

5 5 Program Overview May 27 Friday May 28 Saturday May 29 Sunday May 30 Monday Opening remarks 2X90min Lectures Emre Telatar 2X60min Lectures Sanjoy Mitter 2X90min Lectures Emina Soljanin Student Presentations 1:30-3:30pm 2X90min Lectures Robert Gray Padovani Lecture Rich Baraniuk Rudi and Alon Day The IT Wiki 9am-5 pm Student Presentations 4-6 pm Pool Party! Gregory Gym 6:45 pm Student Presentations 4-6 pm Group Photo + Movie Night! 6:45 pm Student Presentations 4-6 pm Bowling Night! Texas Underground 6:45 pm School Ended at 5 pm Lecture materials available online at:

6 School Numbers Total attendees = 122 (students + postdocs) Total cancellations = 14 (mainly visa issues) 2010 we had 178 attendees Bottom Line Late June – August better time for more attendees But we should consider limiting registration to curb costs and to keep quality high DisadvantageAdvantage Fewer people benefittedBudget more reasonable Easier logistics Better student-teacher ratio

7 Budget IEEE IT Society = 25K Army Research Office (ARO) = 15K Texas A&M (5k), UT Austin (5K), Rice (2K), Princeton (0.5K) NSF Science of Information Center = 2.6K Total = 55K We were able to support the School (including ITWiki day) thanks to these generous sponsors

8 More Thank you’s! Sponsors: ITSoc BoG, Bob Ulman & Ananthram Swami, Brent Ladd (SoI center), Costas Georghiades, Behnaam Aazhang, Vince Poor, Jeff Andrews The IT school organizing committee Volunteers: Jubin Jose, Rajiv Soundararajan, Harpreet Dhillon, Abhik Das, Ioannis Mitliagkas, Hongbo Si, Zrinka Pulij, Aneesh Reddy

9 Notes Difference #1: IT school in May Difference #2: Students provided credit card for dorm Charged roughly 3 weeks prior to event Many fewer cancellations than previous years Much easier on the staff Difference #3: Staff support minimal during event Bad idea. Critical to have building and custodial staff present.


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