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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
Lyapunov Function FinderAli Khanaferrewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-David
'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger Urbankegraph-based car-key searchAdam Williamson
what does make differenceNeural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-Williams
MAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer Shayevitzsleep workingArash Saber Tehrani
BibTex glovesOfer ShayevitzGamma*
Wireless WiresharkNeri MerhavUniversal jargon translatorGreg Ver Steeg
one bit memory stickDavid NeuhoffSelf-Correcting PoliticianChris Rose
Finite-duration test matchesJayadev AcharyaSSD Brain ImplantFarzad Farnoud
Poser CodesAman BhatiaDiscreet memoryless channelNeri Merhav
high-hanging elderberry picker with beakSelf-Updating Literature ReviewAli Khanafer
Paper-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao BarrosAutomatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard Jorswieck
Operational Meaning GeneratorEduard JorswieckBandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond Moberly
Teleportation DeviceNamratha VedireRAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri Merhav
Mrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep KamathLOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri Merhav
Intelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice CostaEdible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie Ames
Sabbatical yearMarcelo FirerMisinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu Bloch
self-revising paperAylin Yenerbicylotomic error correctionJoe Buhler
Instantaneous Book ReaderAli Khanafer4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han Kim
Network failure recoveryEnder AyanogluA practical theoremDavid Tse
reviewer de-anonymizer Aylin YenerPresident RomneyPaul Cuff
Markov Chain Monty PythonSudeep KamathBELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri Merhav
Cat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi CheraghchiError Correction Homework
ITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri MerhavUniversally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
FTP - False Theorem ProverNeri MerhavEau de Mac AirChristina Fragouli
Bibliography Auto-AssemblyGambling patchAshkan Jafarpour
Thinking CameraSangkeun LeeFace-lift keying modulatorNeri Merhav
56K modemEnder AyanogluCompressed JunkingShayan Garani
Dyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda SureshBed-to-Office TransporterMahdi Cheraghchi
Negative calorie pizzaLorenzo Coviellohuman fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon Lee
Los Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard WeselError-collecting codesIlya Dumer
Alias codesKannan RamchandranAnti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S Ranganathan
Cooperative JammingAylin YenerCapacity over-achieving codesYanina Shkel
NP-to-P converterSae-Young ChungITIP
Universal single-letterizerJun ChenKnowledge Transfer Machine
Universal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi ChenI whisper
Optimization-pessimization algorithmNeri MerhavMake-no-mistake codesIlya Dumer
ITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger UrbankeAutomated Cat HerderDavid Lisuk
In formation theoryNeri MerhavIrreproducible result generatorAlfred Hero
left handed coffee cupMassimo FranceschettiBeer Filling AlgorithmMahdi Cheraghchi
subconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam WilliamsonWrite-Only-MemoryShashi Borade
Moisturizing Graphical ModelsHigh-Energy State-SplitterBrian Marcus
Sign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro RibeiroITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul Motani
NatcoinSae-Young ChungAnywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson Plymoth
Auto bound tightenerYonatan Kaspisuperluminal communication systemAydin Sezgin
Algorithmic UniverseAndrew ViterbiPolar vortex codesRamji Venkataramanan
Chairman of the BoardDaniel CostelloAutomatic best-paper generatorMahdi Cheraghchi
IEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri Merhavsparse autoadvisorUpamanyu Madhow
Invention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon Nonested empty syndrome
Teleportation for WaterAseem Wadhwa50 hours dayHanzhong Liu
De Bruijn TopologyCoffee-to-invention converterNeri Merhav
Self-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop SongDiversity codingEnder Ayanoglu
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron WagnerUnary symmetric channel coderMartin Strauss
resealable banana peelPaul SiegelAlien DNA DetectorChris Rose
iPed, iPid, and iPudErtem TuncelITA Invention InventorWael Halbawi
PG-13 glassesAnanda SureshPraesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara Javidi
Exponents with impactYonatan Kaspisub-constant algorithmsPhilippe Rigollet
Deadline Saving TimeAman BhatiaSanity-check codeNeri Merhav
Buffoon's NeedleSudeep KamathSan Diego Weather WorldwideBarna Saha
Decompressed nonsenseNeri MerhavPaper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri Merhav
Power-generating cloudYi LuThe Shape Of InformationSuresh Venkatasubramanian
Psychiatric PenicillinChris RoseInvention generatorRon Graham
Contributed Inventions EvaluatorToby Bergergzip-itaTara Javidi
Disinformation Theory Neri MerhavEnlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim Raginsky
Low-emission Green machineIlya Dumerback-to-work memory autoloaderYao Li
Dropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev AcharyaUseful Latex Error MessagesOliver Kosut
Shan non-theoryNeri Merhavlogic potionVivek Borkar
Strong TropicalityIlan ShomoronyDifferentially private flitering
Auto-prescription glassesNaumaan NayyarCompressor of inventions into space limiJonathan Scarlett
Wireless dog whispererUpamanyu MadhowBroken-symmetry repairing glueMichael Kleber
Brain file transfer protocolMahdi Cheraghchifaulty-logic correcting logicYao Li
no-light optical imagingVivek GoyalHigh Q Humor FilterHimanshu Tyagi
capacity region plotterDisparity check codesIlya Dumer
MIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri MerhavFlying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan Lee
Rejuvenation CodesAlex DimakisLaTeX-Free PaperMesrob Ohannessian
World Cup winnerGonzalo MateosITA Invention GeneratorGokul Sridharan
QuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio QuerProof deconvolverAnand Sarwate
NERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri MerhavAutonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak Rubin
Super-optimal receiverNeri MerhavCounter-example generatorNeri Merhav
Permanently sharp pencilVenkat AnantharamDream-to-reality converterNeri Merhav
Automatic Theorem ProverEau de DeadlineChristina Fragouli
Correlated Noise CancellerJerry GibsonAutomatic thought transcription
Wireless WireMahdi Cheraghchico-author cooperative jammers Aylin Yener
Paper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao BarrosAcoustic Silence GeneratorIvan Tashev
miscommunication capacityPulkit Groverbaby sleep inducerRonit Bustin
Superabsorbing spongeEzio BiglieriTurbo ToadsAman Bhatia
Horse CodesQin HuangSelf-entertained child
Uninventable InventionPrakash IshwarElectric Ski BoatRobert Heath
space-filling tree seedlingsChicheng Zhangsave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Parking Lot Search TreeMahdi CheraghchiFast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi Ganesh
Piano Roll Manuscript Storer48-hours days
Optimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand KadheNever ending toilet paper rollJayadev Acharya
Universal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli KhanaferTasty supercomputerDayu Huang
compressed hypothesis testingDrive-through parkingMartin Haenggi
non-Shannon-typeReviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin Aeron
Universal derandomizerEyal En-GadStrategy for medium interference
Cantor dust collectorChicheng Zhangradiant descentPhilippe Rigollet
Unstable FootnotesAnant Sahaicompressive proof checkerUpamanyu Madhow
Rational Pool PumpSean MeynTPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Lensless cameraAhmed KirmaniUniversal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef Steinberg
Jensen direction reverserOfer ShayevitzConference deadline extenderLorenzo Coviello
law of large slumbersVivek Borkarℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi Cheraghchi
lettuce codesYair YonaChips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi Cheraghchi
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamSecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
Shannon waterparkPulkit GroverBATS
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry PfisterMulti Dimensional Recording Code
Joint horse-camel clothingJonathan ScarlettInfinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep Pradhan
Arrow-of-time reverterNeri MerhavAuto Cover Letter TailorizerAli Khanafer
Camel-proof needle eyeEzio BiglieriAutomatic paper-writing keyboardKobi Cohen
Non-Shannon theoryYoung-Han KimThyme machineSalim El Rouayheb
Memoryless hard diskNeri MerhavFaculty meeting in a barMingyan Liu
New technology's old rootTransmitter without Message InformationBobak Nazer
Paper discoverability Nebojsa JojicPredictive trellis source codingEnder Ayanoglu
Warning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli ChaghooshiCoffee making coffee cupTor Helleseth
Bluff-Markov encoderNeri MerhavConfrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg Shakhnarovich
GF(12)Sudarsan V S RanganathanPaper Shredder/SummarizerR. Srikant
Ayurvedic elixir for instant undergraduFood DownloaderNavid Naderializadeh
Imaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin MostofiUniversal causality detectorCharles Elkan
NSA-proof Coding TheoryYue LiAutomated FAT-solverMahdi Cheraghchi
ITLinQSalman Avestimehrpage limit annihilatorCsaba Szepesvari
self-consoling grad studentAylin YenerHearing the shape of a roomMartin Vetterli
Startup-to-exit converterNeri Merhavauto conjecture counter example finderAylin Yener
Honey Badger CodesMaxim RaginskyWrite-Only JournalUgo Vaccaro
Automatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i FabregasDiscreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Invention generator generatorRon GrahamSelf-extending deadlineTobias Koch
Automatic Invention CreatorLav Varshneyerror-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre Koksal
Booby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth RoseBug-free ubuntuKonstantinos Stamatiou
QoS - Quality of SandwichKobi CohenA method and apparatusBrendan Frey
ISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri MerhavEternal youth serum
q-ary English ChannelMahdi CheraghchiTheorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind Ytrehus
Image denoser (photoshop)Neri Merhavmu*
pocket grand pianoPaul SiegelShannon RNA AssemblerSreeram Kannan
Auto-correcting examRuediger UrbankeUniversal Date RistortionYonatan Kaspi
tiny DataEhsan EbrahimzadehError-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop Song
Empathy BeamJustin PearsonSpecial CouplingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
P = NPDaphney-Stavroula ZoisLego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven Weber
uncompressed nonsensingGalen ReevesGeneralized Cut-set BoundsAmir Salimi
MiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval CassutoDot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil Karamchandani
White-noise estimationAND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney
Holographic kissingUpamanyu MadhowGoogle maps teleport buttonMahdi Cheraghchi
Self-designing optimal codeAria NosratiniaCity CTLin Zhang
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon LeeOn-the-go sensingJayakrishnan Unnikrishnan
Low Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu Tyagi(practically) practical theory
coding@networknite Whaussian goise
self-cleaning deskRandall BerryIs-it-worth-it meterMichael O'Sullivan
Wireless Friction DeviceCity-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi Cheraghchi
Grant Proposal-Writing RobotGregory PottieOne Weird Converse TrickBobak Nazer
A world delayed by a weekAlon Orlitskyinformation-friction
Jet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay KumarSpread speck roomNeri Merhav
IID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri MerhavCoding for network failuresEnder Ayanoglu
Error Creating CodesMahdi CheraghchiDeep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush Divsalar
Spectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard Jorswieckseeing glasses for blind
Clonal teleportationRetroactive email un-sendeSyed Jafar
Self-accepting paperLorenzo CovielloPatch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchi
continuous-time one-hop channelsJetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Zero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop SongBigger DataMesrob Ohannessian
Beautiful Proof GeneratorAli KhanaferBigg dataAman Bhatia
MFB = CRBIntuitive EmacsNachikethas Jagadeesan
anonymous referee identifierVivek BorkarJoint source/channel codingEnder Ayanoglu
Shallow LearningPhilippe RigolletBiological big data representations
reButtlerAryeh KontorovichNews-to-Blues ComposerMichael Honig
zero-blocklength analysisYuval KochmanSelf-correcting TrackerHossein Roufarshbaf
Smart-aleck phoneNeri MerhavFadebookNeri Merhav
42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda SureshMulti Armed BandaidRan Gilad-Bachrach
Seriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian SchlegelSchrödinger's DogMahdi Cheraghchi
Ultraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi CheraghchiProvably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi Cheraghchi
Portal to parallel universeMathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Good student cloning machineJoerg KliewerNERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri Merhav
Brownian CommotionSudeep KamathTerror-correcting codesArya Mazumdar
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangSet of all theoremsSae-Young Chung
Privacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha Sankarflavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire Monteleoni
BSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli ChaghooshiGirlfriend's mood decoderAdria Tauste
FFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri MerhavCorrelation/Causation DetectorAria Nosratinia
Faceboogle++Petar PopovskiConvexity detectorWei Yu
Pudding TheoryArya MazumdarAutomatic Eureka Generator
Speculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant SahaiMining Big GiraffesDimitris Papailiopoulos
organic, light-emitting dogeAdam WilliamsonPhasebookNeri Merhav
Hypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i FabregasFunny nonsense generatorNeri Merhav
24-Hour Energy DrinkAman BhatiaCoffee-to-theorem machineBrian Kurkoski
Musac CancellerMichael Honigcancer eradication pill
Radio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy Yatesblackboard to latex translatorSahand Negahban
Shannon limit breaking modemEnder AyanogluFinite-steak machineNeri Merhav
Universal Self-Checking ExamYossef Steinberg