It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Professor Yury Polyanskiy to LIDS. Yury received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Yury's research interests include information theory, coding theory and the theory of random processes. Please join us in welcoming Yury as one of the newest members of the LIDS Community!