A Workshop Honoring
Vince Poor

Barcelona, Saturday, July 9th, 2016


HVP65 will be an early celebration of Vince’s 65th birthday, (October 2, 2016), and of his ten very successful years as Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton, a post from which Vince will step down on June 30, 2016.

The 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory will take place in Barcelona on July 10-15.

Vince Poor

Dr. H. Vincent Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, at Princeton University, is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading educators and researchers in wireless communications, signal processing and related fields.

The 100+ doctoral and postdoctoral students he has supervised are a “Who’s Who” of authorities in corporate and academic communications research. In 2002, he received the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars, the highest honor bestowed by NSF for excellence in teaching and research. This year, he will be awarded the John Fritz Medal, referred to as the highest award in the engineering profession, which is presented annually for scientific or industrial achievement in any field of pure or applied science. He has been elected to a number of national and international academies, including the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Royal Society.

Dr. Poor’s graduate-level textbook, “An Introduction to Signal Detection and Estimation,” is considered the definitive reference in this field. He also developed an undergraduate survey course entitled “The Wireless Revolution,” which has been hailed as a model for bringing the technical, political, economic and social implications of wireless communications to a broad array of students in both engineering and the liberal arts.

An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Poor has served as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors, as president of the IEEE Information Theory Society, and in many other roles in technical and professional societies, including currently as a Councilor of the National Academy of Engineering, and as a Director of the IEEE Foundation.


Vince Poor
H. Vincent Poor

Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science


Conference Program

 10am – 11:15am
 Ken Vastola, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
 Ubli Mitra, University of Southern California
 Erhan Bayraktar, University of Michigan
 Dave Forney, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 11:15am – 11:30am BREAK

 11:30am – 1:30pm
 Elza Erkip, New York University
 Venu Veeravalli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University
 Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State University
 Athina Petropulu, Rutgers University
 Visa Koivunen, Aalto University

 1:30pm – 3:00pm LUNCH

 3:00pm – 4:30pm
 José Moura, Carnegie Mellon University
 Mung Chiang, Princeton University
 Tamer Basar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 Ezio Biglieri, UPF and UCLA
 Shlomo Shamai, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Michelle Effros, California Institute of Technology

 4:30pm – 4:45pm BREAK

 4:45pm – 6:15pm
 Yingbin Liang, Syracuse University
 Behnaam Aazhang, Rice University
 Dan Costello, University of Notre Dame
 Tony Ephremides, University of Maryland
 Sergio Verdú, Princeton University

The event will be held in the auditorium of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in the Ground Floor of Edifici Jaume 1 (Building 20) in the Ciutadella campus

The banquet will take place in El Xalet de Montjuïc beginning at 8pm. Location of El Xalet de Montjuic.

2016 ISIT Conference information can be found here.

 Parc Guell by Dom Crossley

Attendees (Partial list)


“Set on a plain rising gently from the sea to a range of wooded hills, Barcelona is Spain’s most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. Restaurants, bars and clubs are always packed, as is the seaside in summer.”

“Its old centre constitutes one of the greatest concentrations of Gothic architecture in Europe. Beyond this core are some of the world’s more bizarre buildings: surreal spectacles capped by Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família church.” –Barcelona, Lonely Planet


Workshop Chair

Sergio Verdú

Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton Univesity

Local Arrangements

Alfonso Martinez

Universitat Pomepu Fabra 

Workshop Registration

Lisa R. Lewis

Department of Electrical Engineering
Princeton Univesity


Registration is now closed.

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School of Engineering and Applied Science
Princeton, NJ 08544