Participant Testimonials

Oct 26 - Oct 31, 2014

The combination of the venue and the range an quality of the presentations on information theory applied to biological systems was a one-two stunning punch. Absolutely the best workshop I have ever attended in my 30 years of professional activity.

Chris Rose Professor of E&CE
E&CE, Rutgers University

It was a great workshop! For me, it was particularly great to meet one of the organizers, Toby Berger, a very important figure in rate distortion theory, which is directly relevant to my research. I would have loved to stay on for the weekend to further discuss with some of the other participants. There was an interesting variety at the conference, some people I’d never met before, but enjoyed speaking with.

Susanne Still Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii

It has been a wonderful and very beneficial workshop for me. The chance to expose different ideas and research directions among experts who normally don't go to the same conferences was unique and highly valuable. The format of long talks (when requested) with ample of time for informal discussions; the beautiful location and perfect hospitality of the Banff center, and the careful choice of participants, made this meeting very successful. It was certainly worth the effort of the long trip from Jerusalem.

Naftali Tishby Professor
CSE & ELSC, Hebrew University of Jerusalem