Program and Schedule

Overall Schedule (Preliminary)

June 5

  • 9:00AM-12:00 noon: Tutorial 1: Learning by Pruning and the Hunt for Lottery Tickets, given by Dimitris Papailiopoulos (University of Wisconsin-Madison, Online)
  • 2:00PM-5:00PM: Tutorial 2: A tutorial on Optimal Transport Theory, given by Augusto Gerolin (University of Ottawa)
  • 7:00 PM-10:30PM: Reception on Ottawa River Cruise

June 6

  • 8:50AM-9:00AM: Welcome
  • 9:00AM-10:00AM: Keynote Lecture by Muriel Medard (MIT)
  • 10:10AM-11:10AM: Technical Session: Information Theory
  • 11:20AM-12:20PM: Technical Session: Coding Theory
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM: Keynote lecture by Michelle Effros (CalTech, Online)
  • 3:10PM-4:10PM: Technical session: Compression
  • 4:20PM-5:20PM: Technical Session: Security
  • 6:00PM-7:30PM: Posters (light food/beverage provided)

June 7

  • 9:00AM-10:00AM: Keynote lecture by Wei Yu (Toronto)
  • 10:10AM-11:40PM: Invited session on Communication and Coding on Nanonetworking and Biology
  • 1:30PM-2:30PM: Keynote lecture by Yi Ma (Berkeley)
  • 2:40PM-4:50PM: Invited session on Data Science and Information Theory
  • 5:00PM-6:20PM: CSIT annual meeting
  • 6:40PM-9:30PM: Banquet

June 8

  • 9:00AM-10:20AM: Technical Session: Communication Systems
  • 10:30AM-11:50AM: Technical Session: Wireless Communications

More detailed information will be released at a later time.


The reception of the workshop will be held on a cruise tour on the scenic Ottawa River on the evening of June 5th. You will have the opportunity to see the beautiful landscape of Ottawa, and relax and enjoy a nice cold beverage and light refreshments on the large upper deck. The cruise offers a spectacular view of the city and allows you to see the river as it was used long ago: as a highway to transport resources. You will also see the natural beauty of the region that captured the imagination of the first European explorer Samuel de Champlain.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Ottawa River