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October 2016
- started a new lunch-time seminar series on teaching for the ECE department. Let's help each other teach better.
September 2016
- apply for a post-doctoral position under my supervision. It is on the zero-error capacity of relay channels.
- the IEEE ITSOC Chicago chapter is having an event in honor of Shannon's Centenary on September 23, 2016.
August 2016
- I am the new Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUGS) for UIC's ECE Department. Use email dugs@ece.uic.edu for such matters.
- I am back from sabbatical. If you're interested in hearing about sabbaticals abroad with 2 young children, ask me about it sometime.
- I will be teaching ECE 341: Probability and Random Processes for Engineers this Fall 2016.
July 2016
- I gratefully acknowledge NSF's ongoing support, a new grant on the zero-error relay channel. If you are interested in the zero-error capacity of networks and looking for a post-doc, send me an email.
- at ISIT 2016, I'm co-organizing a Women in Information Theory Society (WITHITS) event, WITHITS at ISIT 2016: the Samoan Circle Event. Drop by Monday at lunch!
June 2016
- Just gave a 2.5 hour tutorial on the interference channel at the 2016 North American School of Information Theory. Here are the slides and handout.
- We have a new IEEE ITSOC Chicago chapter! I am the interim head. We will have an event in honor of Shannon's centenary in Chicago in September 2016.
- Here is a directory of Women in Information Theory that I run, please go add yourself! I am currently a co-chair of the Information Theory Society's WITHITS committee.
- Will be a lecturer at the 2016 North American School of Information Theory held June 21-23, 2016 at Duke University
April 2016
Women in information theory: join the new WITHITS google group here
January 2016
I, together with Professors Tuninetti and Erricolo, have a post-doctoral position opening starting immediately. Please see here for topic and instructions. POSITION FILLED.
December 2015
I am looking for one Ph.D. student to start in Fall 2016 interested in working on network information theory. Please send me an email with title "Interested in network information theory" with your CV and why you are interested in this area. POSITION FILLED.
August 2015
Am now an Associate Professor (tenure). Thank you UIC, it's a pleasure working here!
May 2015
On sabbatical with husband and 2 kids. Stops include Belgium, Sweden, Singapore, Hong Kong, Kyoto, New Zealand (Christchurch, Dunedin), Lausanne, Geneva.
August 2014
- I gratefully acknowledge NSF's ongoing support, 2 new grants: NSF CIF Small: Network Capacity when Some Common Information Theoretic Assumptions Break Down and NSF EARS: Collaborative Research: Let's share CommRad -- spectrum sharing between communications and radar systems
January 2014
Baby #2 is born: welcome Oskar Sebastian Eriksson!
August 2013
- I will be teaching ECE 534: Elements of Information Theory in the Fall 2013 semester
January 2013
- Named UIC Researcher of the Year, ``Rising Star'' in Natural Sciences and Engineering Thank you UIC, it's a pleasure working here!
September 2012
- Baby #1 is born: welcome Matilda Veronika Eriksson!
July 2012
- I gratefully acknowledge NSF's ongoing support -- new grant CIF Small: Wireless Relay Networks: Coding Above Capacity and Exploiting Structure
June 2012
- invited seminar entitled ``To adapt or not in two-way interference channels?'' to Workshop on Interference Networks held at Boston University, June 30, 2012. Slides found in Presentations.
May 2012
- Dr. Urs Niesen, from Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent will be giving a talk at 4pm in SEO 636 on "Interference Alignment: From Degrees-of-Freedom to Constant-Gap Capacity Approximations", see abstract and bio.
January 2012
- I am organizing a workshop on Interactive Information Theory from January 15 - 20, 2012 in Banff, Canada. The Banff International Research Station is a spectacular place and gives mathematically oriented researchers spectacular opportunitites. Thank you Canada!
- I will be teaching ECE 341: Probability and Random Processes for Engineers in the Spring 2012 semester.
August 2011
- the 2012 IEEE Communications Theory Workshop will be held in Ka'anapali, Maui, Hawaii, from May 14-16, 2012. Should be great!
- Teaching ECE 534: Information Theory this semester
- attended the wonderful BIRS workshop on Algebraic Structure In Network Information Theory Slides found in Presentations
June 2011
- N. Devroye, and P. Popovski, ``Receiver-side Opportunism in Cognitive Networks,'' International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM), Osaka, June 2011 won the BEST PAPER AWARD. slides
February 2011
- 2011 Communication Theory Workshop in Sitges, Catalonia; June 20-22, 2011 should be great! (I am on the organizing committee....), see poster
January 2011
- I gratefully acknowledge NSF's support -- CAREER: Foundations of Two-way Communication Networks UIC article
December 2010
- We have a new faculty position opening in the ECE department at UIC.
November 2010
- Professor Daniela Tuninetti and I have two new Research Assistant openings for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. under us on a project in network information theory. See this poster to apply for Fall 2011 admission (apply to ECE Ph.D. program as well as e-mail us).
- I will be teaching ECE 531 Detection and Estimation in the Spring 2011 semester.
October 2010
- Aydin Sezgin from Ulm University, will be giving a talk `` On the Capacity of Gaussian Multiple Access Channels with Interference,'' from 11am-noon on Monday October 4 in SEO 1000. Please see the abstract and bio.
September 2010
- FILLED -- I NO LONGER have a new Research Assistant opening for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. under me on a neat new project combining radar signal processing, sensor scheduling and information theory. See this poster to apply ASAP for Spring 2011 or Fall 2011 admission.
- Bobak Nazer from U-Wisconsin, Madison, soon to be joining Boston Universi
 
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