Yury Polyanskiy is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the Dept. of EECS at MIT and a member of LIDS, IDSS and the Statistics and Data Science Center. Yury received the M.S. degree in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 2010. Currently, his research focuses on basic questions in information theory, statistics, error-correcting codes, wireless communication and fault-tolerant computing. Dr. Polyanskiy won the 2013 NSF CAREER award and 2011 IEEE Information Theory Society Paper Award.