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2014 Information Theory
and Applications Workshop

Sunday 2/9 - Friday 2/14
Catamaran Resort, San Diego

General

Monday and Tuesday will focus on information theory and communications, while Thursday and Friday will center on networking, computer science, machine learning, bioinformatics, signal processing, neuro science, and related disciplines. Several expository presentations will cover different aspects of neuro science and brain mapping.





Deadlines

12/2 (Monday) Paper titles
Poster picture
12/31 (Tuesday) Registration
Abstracts
1/31 (Friday)
2/8 (Saturday)
Final papers

Sessions and events

Reception, Sunday evening

How to land your dream job, Panel, Tuesday

Graduation Day, Wednesday

CSoI Evening presentation, Tuesday

National Comedy Club, Wednesday

Banquet, Wednesday evening

Valentine's Day, Thursday evening

Video Abstracts

Click here to vote for your favorite videos.

Presenters are encouraged to upload 2-minute video abstracts for their talks. For help with creating and uploading a video, please check your registration profile. Some videos:

Gaussian skewness approximation for dynamic rate multi-server queues,
William Massey

Poisoned wine bottles, not enough rats,
Michael Kleber

Fundamental Limits on Energy Consumption of Noisy Computing,
Pulkit Grover

Information spread in networks: Control, games, and equilibria,
Ali Khanafer

Compute-and-forward: Back to the DMC,
Bobak Nazer, Michael Gastpar

Loss minimization and parameter estimation with heavy tails,
Daniel Hsu, Sivan Sabato

Real-time Network Coding: From Theory to Product,
Diogo Ferreira, Joao Barros

The Henchman Problem --- secrecy measured by minimum distortion in a list,
Curt Schieler, Paul Cuff

Can We Image Through Walls with WIFI Signals?,
Yasamin Mostofi

Assuring privacy and reliability in crowdsourcing with coding,
Lav Varshney, Aditya Vempaty, Pramod Varshney

Fundamentals of multihop multiflow wireless networks,
Ilan Shomorony, Salman Avestimehr

On the Provable Convergence of Alternating Minimization for Matrix Completion,
Moritz Hardt

New Results in Successive Coding,
Emrah Aykol

Multiplicative parameter uncertainty in control systems: an information-theoretic perspective,
Gireeja Ranade

On Hypercontractivity and the Mutual Information between Boolean Functions,
Venkat Anantharam, Amin Gohari, Sudeep Kamath, Chandra Nair

A Stochastic Model for Electron Transfer and cell energetics in Bacterial Cables,
Nicolo Michelusi, Sahand Pirbadian, Mohamed El-Naggar, Urbashi Mitra

A bound on secret key length via binary hypothesis testing,
Himanshu Tyagi, Shun Watanabe

An Improved Outer Bound on the Storage-Repair Bandwidth Tradeoff of Exact-Repair Regenerating Codes,
Birenjith Sasidaran, Kaushik Senthoor, P Vijay Kumar

Invention Videos

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Attendees are encouraged to make short advertisements about inventions. For help with creating and uploading a video, please check your registration profile. Some videos:

Useful LaTeX Error Messages,
Oliver Kosut (c/o Pulkit Grover and Bobak Nazer)

Bandwidth Ex-nihilo,
Raymond Moberly

Invention Inventory

This year's poster includes inventions your made or would like to have made. Here are some examples to get you started.

For information theorists: Polar codes, Bipolar codes, Capacity-exceeding codes
For computer scientists: 3D Latex, User-friendly Linux
For researchers: Self-correcting paper, Relevant theory paper
For academics: Quarter-long semesters, Auto grant writer, Committee bot
For students: Auto thesis writer, Advisor proximity detector, Free-food sensors, Grammar-free language
For air travelers: GPS enabled luggage, Delay-free airline, Tasty airline food, Portable heliport
For families: Baby mute button, Dishwashing sink
For food lovers: Bacon strawberry smoothie, Tearless onions
For lazy eaters: Sandwich tree, Straw-stem oranges
For the "busy": Anti-procrastination pill, Ambidextrous shoes
For health professionals: Cure for cold, Dream recorder
For couch athletes: Captivating cricket game
For geeks: Samsung-sized iPhone, Shatter-free cellphone, 3D radio
For animal lovers: Self-walking dog, Pooch poop trailer
For panda lovers: Pocket panda, Panda pasta, Poultry panda
For ITA organizers: Self-organizing talks, Self-generating poster
For almost everyone: Hangover-free alcohol, Prescription-free Ritalin, 50-hour days

Your Inventions

The following are your contributed inventions (added through your profile page) in no particular order.
Inventions that include the inventor's name will participate in our master-inventor competition for some cool prizes.

If you are registered for the upcoming workshop, click here to vote for your favorite inventions.

Invention Inventor Invention Inventor
Image denoser (photoshop)Neri MerhavNew technology's old root
Universal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi Chencapacity region plotter
4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han KimInfinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep Pradhan
lettuce codesYair YonaCity-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi Cheraghchi
Never ending toilet paper rollJayadev AcharyaA method and apparatusBrendan Frey
q-ary English ChannelMahdi CheraghchiIntuitive EmacsNachikethas Jagadeesan
Face-lift keying modulatorNeri MerhavSmart-aleck phoneNeri Merhav
Optimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand KadheNSA-proof Coding TheoryYue Li
Drive-through parkingMartin Haenggiself-consoling grad studentAylin Yener
Arrow-of-time reverterNeri MerhavChips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi Cheraghchi
Psychiatric PenicillinChris RoseMusac CancellerMichael Honig
Automatic paper-writing keyboardKobi CohenTurbo ToadsAman Bhatia
Generalized Cut-set BoundsAmir SalimiAuto-prescription glassesNaumaan Nayyar
Alien DNA DetectorChris RosePaper discoverability Nebojsa Jojic
bicylotomic error correctionJoe BuhlerPraesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara Javidi
Automatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i FabregasLyapunov Function FinderAli Khanafer
I whisperspace-filling tree seedlingsChicheng Zhang
ITA Invention InventorWael HalbawiJet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay Kumar
Chairman of the BoardDaniel CostelloAutonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak Rubin
Optimization-pessimization algorithmNeri MerhavFlying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan Lee
Automatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard JorswieckLOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri Merhav
non-Shannon-typeEau de DeadlineChristina Fragouli
nite Whaussian goiseGirlfriend's mood decoderAdria Tauste
Self-entertained childRational Pool PumpSean Meyn
Write-Only JournalUgo VaccaroLos Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard Wesel
Permanently sharp pencilVenkat AnantharamShan non-theoryNeri Merhav
Joint source/channel codingEnder AyanogluAyurvedic elixir for instant undergradu
Shannon RNA AssemblerSreeram Kannansub-constant algorithmsPhilippe Rigollet
NatcoinSae-Young ChungHorse CodesQin Huang
Mathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i Fabregasself-revising paperAylin Yener
Thyme machineSalim El RouayhebIID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri Merhav
no-light optical imagingVivek GoyalFinite-steak machineNeri Merhav
Faceboogle++Petar PopovskiAutomatic thought transcription
flavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire Monteleonimu*
Poser CodesAman BhatiaBSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Automated FAT-solverMahdi CheraghchiMoisturizing Graphical Models
Mrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep KamathBroken-symmetry repairing glueMichael Kleber
rewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-DavidDecompressed nonsenseNeri Merhav
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangCompressed JunkingShayan Garani
SSD Brain ImplantFarzad FarnoudDyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda Suresh
compressive proof checkerUpamanyu MadhowreButtlerAryeh Kontorovich
compressed hypothesis testingbaby sleep inducerRonit Bustin
Coding for network failuresEnder AyanogluStartup-to-exit converterNeri Merhav
Universal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef Steinbergauto conjecture counter example finderAylin Yener
Correlation/Causation DetectorAria Nosratiniaone bit memory stickDavid Neuhoff
IEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri MerhavHearing the shape of a roomMartin Vetterli
LaTeX-Free PaperMesrob OhannessianFTP - False Theorem ProverNeri Merhav
Diversity codingEnder AyanogluThe Shape Of InformationSuresh Venkatasubramanian
BATSBooby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth Rose
Grant Proposal-Writing RobotGregory PottieUnstable FootnotesAnant Sahai
Cantor dust collectorChicheng ZhangUniversal causality detectorCharles Elkan
Invention generator generatorRon GrahamBibTex glovesOfer Shayevitz
Instantaneous Book ReaderAli KhanaferUniversal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli Khanafer
seeing glasses for blindAuto bound tightenerYonatan Kaspi
Wireless WireMahdi CheraghchiSpectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard Jorswieck
Useful Latex Error MessagesOliver KosutDream-to-reality converterNeri Merhav
Exponents with impactYonatan KaspiGF(12)Sudarsan V S Ranganathan
Ultraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi CheraghchiError-collecting codesIlya Dumer
Polar vortex codesRamji VenkataramananDeep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush Divsalar
Bigg dataAman BhatiaDropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev Acharya
Empathy BeamJustin Pearsonsubconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam Williamson
graph-based car-key searchAdam Williamsonuncompressed nonsensingGalen Reeves
gzip-itaTara Javidiback-to-work memory autoloaderYao Li
Superabsorbing spongeEzio BiglieriProvably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi Cheraghchi
NERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri MerhavPaper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri Merhav
Reviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin AeronNon-Shannon theoryYoung-Han Kim
Brain file transfer protocolMahdi CheraghchiPortal to parallel universe
Make-no-mistake codesIlya DumerCapacity over-achieving codesYanina Shkel
Seriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian SchlegelNP-to-P converterSae-Young Chung
ITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger UrbankeSelf-Updating Literature ReviewAli Khanafer
Alias codesKannan RamchandranSelf-correcting TrackerHossein Roufarshbaf
law of large slumbersVivek BorkarCoffee-to-invention converterNeri Merhav
Teleportation DeviceNamratha VedireKnowledge Transfer Machine
Biological big data representationssuperluminal communication systemAydin Sezgin
Speculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant SahaiGamma*
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry PfisterPiano Roll Manuscript Storer
Misinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu BlochUniversal Self-Checking ExamYossef Steinberg
One Weird Converse TrickBobak Nazerorganic, light-emitting dogeAdam Williamson
Multi Dimensional Recording CodeUnary symmetric channel coderMartin Strauss
radiant descentPhilippe Rigollet(practically) practical theory
ITLinQSalman AvestimehrFadebookNeri Merhav
Teleportation for WaterAseem WadhwaCounter-example generatorNeri Merhav
MIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri MerhavShallow LearningPhilippe Rigollet
Wireless dog whispererUpamanyu MadhowCat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi Cheraghchi
Patch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchireviewer de-anonymizer Aylin Yener
Paper Shredder/SummarizerR. SrikantAutomatic best-paper generatorMahdi Cheraghchi
Negative calorie pizzaLorenzo Covielloerror-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre Koksal
Disinformation Theory Neri MerhavA world delayed by a weekAlon Orlitsky
QoS - Quality of SandwichKobi CohenPudding TheoryArya Mazumdar
Camel-proof needle eyeEzio BiglieriAutomatic Eureka Generator
continuous-time one-hop channelsSelf-accepting paperLorenzo Coviello
Coffee-to-theorem machineBrian KurkoskiSanity-check codeNeri Merhav
Rejuvenation CodesAlex DimakisBug-free ubuntuKonstantinos Stamatiou
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamCorrelated Noise CancellerJerry Gibson
Strong TropicalityIlan ShomoronyBluff-Markov encoderNeri Merhav
56K modemEnder AyanogluConvexity detectorWei Yu
sparse autoadvisorUpamanyu MadhowAnywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson Plymoth
Differentially private fliteringAnti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S Ranganathan
42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda SureshUniversal Date RistortionYonatan Kaspi
Dot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil KaramchandaniSecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
Lensless cameraAhmed KirmaniWireless Friction Device
BELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri Merhavfaulty-logic correcting logicYao Li
Imaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin Mostofisleep workingArash Saber Tehrani
Spread speck roomNeri MerhavHigh Q Humor FilterHimanshu Tyagi
Compressor of inventions into space limiJonathan ScarlettHoney Badger CodesMaxim Raginsky
Terror-correcting codesArya MazumdarMulti Armed BandaidRan Gilad-Bachrach
Write-Only-MemoryShashi BoradeTransmitter without Message InformationBobak Nazer
information-frictionpage limit annihilatorCsaba Szepesvari
Super-optimal receiverNeri MerhavSchrödinger's DogMahdi Cheraghchi
tiny DataEhsan EbrahimzadehJensen direction reverserOfer Shayevitz
'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger UrbankeFaculty meeting in a barMingyan Liu
Deadline Saving TimeAman BhatiaMFB = CRB
cancer eradication pillThinking CameraSangkeun Lee
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon LeeOperational Meaning GeneratorEduard Jorswieck
Theorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind YtrehusContributed Inventions EvaluatorToby Berger
iPed, iPid, and iPudErtem TuncelA practical theoremDavid Tse
Invention generatorRon GrahamLow-emission Green machineIlya Dumer
Confrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg ShakhnarovichMiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval Cassuto
Electric Ski BoatRobert HeathBibliography Auto-Assembly
Memoryless hard diskNeri Merhavanonymous referee identifierVivek Borkar
San Diego Weather WorldwideBarna SahaISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri Merhav
co-author cooperative jammers Aylin YenerRetroactive email un-sendeSyed Jafar
Finite-duration test matchesJayadev Acharyablackboard to latex translatorSahand Negahban
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron Wagnerhuman fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon Lee
Good student cloning machineJoerg KliewerIs-it-worth-it meterMichael O'Sullivan
Auto-correcting examRuediger UrbankeAuto Cover Letter TailorizerAli Khanafer
Eau de Mac AirChristina FragouliCoffee making coffee cupTor Helleseth
Conference deadline extenderLorenzo CovielloEternal youth serum
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangPrivacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha Sankar
High-Energy State-SplitterBrian MarcusError Correction Homework
Brownian CommotionSudeep Kamathwhat does make difference
On-the-go sensingJayakrishnan UnnikrishnanAcoustic Silence GeneratorIvan Tashev
Beautiful Proof GeneratorAli KhanaferWhite-noise estimation
Markov Chain Monty PythonSudeep KamathSet of all theoremsSae-Young Chung
zero-blocklength analysisYuval KochmanMining Big GiraffesDimitris Papailiopoulos
Neural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-WilliamsUniversal jargon translatorGreg Ver Steeg
Universally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregasℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi Cheraghchi
Network failure recoveryEnder AyanogluClonal teleportation
high-hanging elderberry picker with beakAutomatic Invention CreatorLav Varshney
Uninventable InventionPrakash IshwarError-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop Song
Universal derandomizerEyal En-GadWorld Cup winnerGonzalo Mateos
Disparity check codesIlya DumerJetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
ITA Invention GeneratorGokul SridharanCooperative JammingAylin Yener
Google maps teleport buttonMahdi CheraghchiQuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio Quer
Self-Correcting PoliticianChris RoseFood DownloaderNavid Naderializadeh
Radio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy Yateslogic potionVivek Borkar
Wireless WiresharkNeri MerhavWarning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Sabbatical yearMarcelo FirerJoint horse-camel clothingJonathan Scarlett
50 hours dayHanzhong LiuITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri Merhav
Low Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu TyagiInvention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon No
In formation theoryNeri MerhavError Creating CodesMahdi Cheraghchi
President RomneyPaul Cuff48-hours days
NERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri MerhavSign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro Ribeiro
miscommunication capacityPulkit Groverresealable banana peelPaul Siegel
Algorithmic UniverseAndrew ViterbiPhasebookNeri Merhav
Bigger DataMesrob OhannessianEnlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim Raginsky
Power-generating cloudYi LuSpecial CouplingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Holographic kissingUpamanyu MadhowFFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri Merhav
pocket grand pianoPaul SiegelLego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven Weber
Funny nonsense generatorNeri MerhavRAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri Merhav
Edible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie AmesZero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop Song
Shannon limit breaking modemEnder AyanogluGambling patchAshkan Jafarpour
Self-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop SongPredictive trellis source codingEnder Ayanoglu
Fast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi GaneshAutomated Cat HerderDavid Lisuk
Bandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond MoberlyITIP
Automatic Theorem ProverBuffoon's NeedleSudeep Kamath
AND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney24-Hour Energy DrinkAman Bhatia
Proof deconvolverAnand SarwatePG-13 glassesAnanda Suresh
nested empty syndromeParking Lot Search TreeMahdi Cheraghchi
Bed-to-Office TransporterMahdi CheraghchiIntelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice Costa
Tasty supercomputerDayu HuangDe Bruijn Topology
ITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul MotaniShannon waterparkPulkit Grover
left handed coffee cupMassimo FranceschettiDiscreet memoryless channelNeri Merhav
Hypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i FabregasNews-to-Blues ComposerMichael Honig
Self-designing optimal codeAria NosratiniaMAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer Shayevitz
Paper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao Barroscoding@network
Universal single-letterizerJun ChenSelf-extending deadlineTobias Koch
self-cleaning deskRandall BerryStrategy for medium interference
TPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i FabregasDiscreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
City CTLin ZhangP = NPDaphney-Stavroula Zois
Beer Filling AlgorithmMahdi CheraghchiPaper-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao Barros
Irreproducible result generatorAlfred Hero