January 19th to 30th 2015 - Campinas, Brazil

SP Coding and Information School

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The school will last for two weeks from January 19 to January 30, 2015. The SPCodingSchool is designed to promote strong interaction between students from all over the world and with different backgrounds.
To enable beginners to take part in the School, the first week will be devoted to 6 introductory mini-courses. The Second week will be devoted to more advanced topics with some overlapping of lectures.
Besides the mini-courses and tutorials, organizers of the SPCodingSchool will come from a range of open problems to be tackled by participants, in groups. The problems, with appropriate bibliography and suggestions of approach will be delivered by October 2014 and students will be stimulated to engage on them in advance. During the school, a special program will be devoted to organize the work made in those problems which we believe may give rise to new results. Mini-courses and tutorials will be given by the following outstanding researchers.

Alexander Barg (University of Maryland)

Alex Sprinton (Texas A&M, US)

Amin Shokrollahi (Kandou Bus and EPFL - Switzerland)

Chandra Nair (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Danilo Silva (UFSC - Brazil)

Henk Van Tilborg (TUE - Nederlands)

Jean-Claude Belfiore (Télécom Paris Tech - France)

João Barros (Universidade do Porto - Portugal)

Max Costa (Unicamp - Brazil)

Michelle Effros (Caltech - United States)

Ninoslav Marina (Haute Ecole ARC - Switzerland)

Paulo S. L. M. Barreto(University of São Paulo - Brazil)

Ram Zamir (Tel Aviv University - Israel)

Reginaldo Palazzo Jr. (Unicamp - Brazil)

Rudiger Urbanke (EPFL - Switzerland)

Sueli I. R. Costa (Unicamp - Brazil)

Valdemar C. da Rocha Jr. (UFPE - Brazil)


Who are the students at the SPCodingSchool?

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The school's schedule is now available here. The student's presentations schedule is available here.

Promoting the SPCodingSchool

Help us promote the SPCodingSchool. You can download our poster and flyer.
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SPCodingSchool at ITA

Registration to the SPCodingSchool starts today with its promotion at Information Theory and Applications Workshop, in San Diego, CA.

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Applications are open untill September 20th, 2014. Do it in advance, since financial support demands documents to be uploaded. Notifications are expected by October 1st, 2014.
Click Here to apply now.

Financial support

Up to 90 selected students will be fully supported (flight ticket plus generous expenses) through a grant given by Fapesp, the Science Foundation of the State of São Paulo.


University of Campinas - Unicamp, Brazil


January 19, 2015 to January 30, 2015 (2 weeks long).


Graduate students in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A small amount of grants may be given to advanced undergraduates and fresh doctors.


Participants will be presented to many student and career options, including the possibilities of post-doc grants.

Contact Us

Contact us at spcodingschool@ime.unicamp.br