The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program, and consists of five mini-courses given by experts on various aspects of the program.

Information Theory in Computational Complexity
Jaikumar Radhakrishnan (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) and Shachar Lovett (UC San Diego)

Coding for Modern Distributed Storage Systems
Alex Dimakis (University of Texas, Austin) and Parikshit Gopalan (Microsoft Research)

Distribution Estimation and Applications
Alon Orlitsky (UC San Diego)

Information Theory in Combinatorics
Shachar Lovett (UC San Diego)

Polar Codes
Erdal Arikan (Bilkent University)