The Claude E. Shannon Award of the Information Theory Society has been instituted to honor consistent and profound contributions to information theory and is one of the highest awards bestowed on researchers in the field of information theory. The 2020 Shannon Award recipient Charles Bennett has made significant contributions to the study of quantum information theory and quantum cryptography.
The annual Meet-the-Shannon-Lecturer program provides students and postdoctoral researchers with the unique opportunity to hear and learn from the experiences of the Shannon Award recipient through a one hour interview. This year, the Student and Outreach Subcommittee takes the traditional Meet-the-Shannon-Lecturer event at ISIT online, where in an exclusive recorded interview conducted by two prominent researchers in the field of quantum information theory, the Shannon award recipient shares his past academic experiences, and his insights regarding the past, present, and future of quantum information theory research.
Organized by the Student and Outreach Subcommittee (Martina Cardone, Christina Fragouli, Farhad Shirani, I-Hsiang Wang, Patrick Schulte, Parisa Hassanzadeh)