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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
Paper discoverability Nebojsa JojicThyme machineSalim El Rouayheb
Brownian CommotionSudeep KamathGirlfriend's mood decoderAdria Tauste
Seriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian SchlegelHypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
MIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri Merhavzero-blocklength analysisYuval Kochman
Permanently sharp pencilVenkat AnantharamBluff-Markov encoderNeri Merhav
Polar vortex codesRamji VenkataramananIn formation theoryNeri Merhav
human fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon LeePhasebookNeri Merhav
Empathy BeamJustin PearsonInvention generatorRon Graham
Musac CancellerMichael HonigAutomatic Theorem Prover
Image denoser (photoshop)Neri MerhavFTP - False Theorem ProverNeri Merhav
Warning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli ChaghooshiITIP
A world delayed by a weekAlon OrlitskyBandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond Moberly
Intuitive EmacsNachikethas JagadeesanRational Pool PumpSean Meyn
(practically) practical theorySanity-check codeNeri Merhav
Eau de Mac AirChristina FragouliFinite-steak machineNeri Merhav
Optimization-pessimization algorithmNeri MerhavCooperative JammingAylin Yener
graph-based car-key searchAdam WilliamsonAutomated FAT-solverMahdi Cheraghchi
Joint horse-camel clothingJonathan ScarlettDecompressed nonsenseNeri Merhav
Invention generator generatorRon Grahamco-author cooperative jammers Aylin Yener
56K modemEnder AyanogluRadio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy Yates
Memoryless hard diskNeri Merhavhigh-hanging elderberry picker with beak
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon Leereviewer de-anonymizer Aylin Yener
Useful Latex Error MessagesOliver KosutBATS
Low-emission Green machineIlya DumerSpecial CouplingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Error Creating CodesMahdi CheraghchiConference deadline extenderLorenzo Coviello
baby sleep inducerRonit BustinITA Invention InventorWael Halbawi
Eau de DeadlineChristina FragouliArrow-of-time reverterNeri Merhav
Faculty meeting in a barMingyan LiuFaceboogle++Petar Popovski
MiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval CassutoEdible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie Ames
Broken-symmetry repairing glueMichael KleberWireless Friction Device
Joint source/channel codingEnder AyanogluPower-generating cloudYi Lu
back-to-work memory autoloaderYao LiITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri Merhav
Smart-aleck phoneNeri MerhavBSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Universal single-letterizerJun ChenWireless WiresharkNeri Merhav
Universal Date RistortionYonatan KaspiDropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev Acharya
Horse CodesQin Huang24-Hour Energy DrinkAman Bhatia
Universal Self-Checking ExamYossef SteinbergBuffoon's NeedleSudeep Kamath
Parking Lot Search TreeMahdi CheraghchiDiversity codingEnder Ayanoglu
Praesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara JavidiFace-lift keying modulatorNeri Merhav
NatcoinSae-Young ChungDifferentially private flitering
Automatic Invention CreatorLav VarshneyStrong TropicalityIlan Shomorony
self-consoling grad studentAylin YenerClonal teleportation
Shannon waterparkPulkit GroverFast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi Ganesh
page limit annihilatorCsaba SzepesvariQoS - Quality of SandwichKobi Cohen
President RomneyPaul CuffUniversal derandomizerEyal En-Gad
q-ary English ChannelMahdi CheraghchiHigh Q Humor FilterHimanshu Tyagi
San Diego Weather WorldwideBarna Sahaerror-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre Koksal
Disinformation Theory Neri Merhavℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi Cheraghchi
Super-optimal receiverNeri MerhavPG-13 glassesAnanda Suresh
Universal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef SteinbergAyurvedic elixir for instant undergradu
radiant descentPhilippe RigolletSelf-Correcting PoliticianChris Rose
Beer Filling AlgorithmMahdi CheraghchiTheorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind Ytrehus
BELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri MerhavIntelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice Costa
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamProof deconvolverAnand Sarwate
42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda SureshInvention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon No
Jensen direction reverserOfer ShayevitzPortal to parallel universe
self-revising paperAylin YenerImaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin Mostofi
Biological big data representationsblackboard to latex translatorSahand Negahban
Drive-through parkingMartin HaenggiGood student cloning machineJoerg Kliewer
Eternal youth serumShannon RNA AssemblerSreeram Kannan
subconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam WilliamsonDe Bruijn Topology
A practical theoremDavid TseSpread speck roomNeri Merhav
Self-Updating Literature ReviewAli KhanaferMrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep Kamath
one bit memory stickDavid NeuhoffITLinQSalman Avestimehr
NSA-proof Coding TheoryYue LiSign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro Ribeiro
Paper-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao BarrosExponents with impactYonatan Kaspi
Instantaneous Book ReaderAli Khanaferanonymous referee identifierVivek Borkar
FFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri MerhavDot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil Karamchandani
48-hours daysAlien DNA DetectorChris Rose
Privacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha SankarDyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda Suresh
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron Wagnercompressed hypothesis testing
Automated Cat HerderDavid Lisuksuperluminal communication systemAydin Sezgin
Retroactive email un-sendeSyed Jafarnon-Shannon-type
Misinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu BlochBug-free ubuntuKonstantinos Stamatiou
Jet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay KumarElectric Ski BoatRobert Heath
ITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger Urbankecontinuous-time one-hop channels
Brain file transfer protocolMahdi Cheraghchi50 hours dayHanzhong Liu
Optimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand KadheGrant Proposal-Writing RobotGregory Pottie
Superabsorbing spongeEzio BiglieriCity CTLin Zhang
Strategy for medium interferenceITA Invention GeneratorGokul Sridharan
Self-correcting TrackerHossein RoufarshbafShallow LearningPhilippe Rigollet
Unstable FootnotesAnant SahaiAutomatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Food DownloaderNavid NaderializadehAuto-correcting examRuediger Urbanke
Zero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop SongPudding TheoryArya Mazumdar
auto conjecture counter example finderAylin YenerNetwork failure recoveryEnder Ayanoglu
GF(12)Sudarsan V S RanganathanConvexity detectorWei Yu
faulty-logic correcting logicYao LiAutomatic Eureka Generator
Coffee-to-invention converterNeri MerhavFunny nonsense generatorNeri Merhav
bicylotomic error correctionJoe BuhlerChairman of the BoardDaniel Costello
tiny DataEhsan EbrahimzadehLensless cameraAhmed Kirmani
MAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer ShayevitzProvably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi Cheraghchi
Patch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchi4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han Kim
Write-Only-MemoryShashi Boraderewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-David
Bigg dataAman BhatiaPredictive trellis source codingEnder Ayanoglu
Make-no-mistake codesIlya DumerNever ending toilet paper rollJayadev Acharya
Ultraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi Cheraghchisave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Terror-correcting codesArya MazumdarSelf-accepting paperLorenzo Coviello
Deadline Saving TimeAman BhatiaSecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
seeing glasses for blindCorrelated Noise CancellerJerry Gibson
I whisperIEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri Merhav
coding@networkPaper Shredder/SummarizerR. Srikant
The Shape Of InformationSuresh VenkatasubramanianConfrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg Shakhnarovich
uncompressed nonsensingGalen Reevesresealable banana peelPaul Siegel
Wireless dog whispererUpamanyu MadhowHearing the shape of a roomMartin Vetterli
Speculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant SahaiMining Big GiraffesDimitris Papailiopoulos
Cat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi CheraghchireButtlerAryeh Kontorovich
News-to-Blues ComposerMichael Honigflavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire Monteleoni
Disparity check codesIlya DumerSelf-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop Song
High-Energy State-SplitterBrian MarcusFlying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan Lee
Self-designing optimal codeAria NosratiniaP = NPDaphney-Stavroula Zois
Is-it-worth-it meterMichael O'Sullivanwhat does make difference
Wireless WireMahdi CheraghchiGeneralized Cut-set BoundsAmir Salimi
lettuce codesYair YonaPaper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri Merhav
Coffee-to-theorem machineBrian KurkoskiDiscreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
LaTeX-Free PaperMesrob OhannessianInfinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep Pradhan
capacity region plotterMathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Camel-proof needle eyeEzio Biglieriinformation-friction
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry PfisterAlgorithmic UniverseAndrew Viterbi
Schrödinger's DogMahdi Cheraghchisparse autoadvisorUpamanyu Madhow
Dream-to-reality converterNeri MerhavBed-to-Office TransporterMahdi Cheraghchi
RAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri MerhavAnti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S Ranganathan
White-noise estimationTurbo ToadsAman Bhatia
sleep workingArash Saber TehraniAutonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak Rubin
Counter-example generatorNeri MerhavHoney Badger CodesMaxim Raginsky
Startup-to-exit converterNeri MerhavUniversal causality detectorCharles Elkan
BibTex glovesOfer ShayevitzGamma*
left handed coffee cupMassimo FranceschettiKnowledge Transfer Machine
Holographic kissingUpamanyu Madhowspace-filling tree seedlingsChicheng Zhang
Bibliography Auto-AssemblyTasty supercomputerDayu Huang
no-light optical imagingVivek GoyalJetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Discreet memoryless channelNeri MerhavOn-the-go sensingJayakrishnan Unnikrishnan
Error Correction HomeworkAutomatic best-paper generatorMahdi Cheraghchi
Auto Cover Letter TailorizerAli KhanaferMFB = CRB
QuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio QuerLos Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard Wesel
NP-to-P converterSae-Young Chungorganic, light-emitting dogeAdam Williamson
Alias codesKannan RamchandranSSD Brain ImplantFarzad Farnoud
Set of all theoremsSae-Young ChungAcoustic Silence GeneratorIvan Tashev
Transmitter without Message InformationBobak NazerRejuvenation CodesAlex Dimakis
Write-Only JournalUgo VaccaroMarkov Chain Monty PythonSudeep Kamath
TPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i FabregasCity-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi Cheraghchi
Reviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin AeronLOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri Merhav
NERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri Merhavmiscommunication capacityPulkit Grover
Uninventable InventionPrakash IshwarIrreproducible result generatorAlfred Hero
Chips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi CheraghchiTeleportation DeviceNamratha Vedire
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangUniversal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi Chen
Thinking CameraSangkeun LeeCompressed JunkingShayan Garani
Beautiful Proof GeneratorAli Khanaferself-cleaning deskRandall Berry
Gambling patchAshkan JafarpourCorrelation/Causation DetectorAria Nosratinia
Automatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard JorswieckUniversally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Enlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim Raginskymu*
Negative calorie pizzaLorenzo CovielloMoisturizing Graphical Models
law of large slumbersVivek BorkarA method and apparatusBrendan Frey
Deep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush DivsalarShannon limit breaking modemEnder Ayanoglu
Auto-prescription glassesNaumaan NayyarPaper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao Barros
Unary symmetric channel coderMartin StraussCompressor of inventions into space limiJonathan Scarlett
Anywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson Plymothlogic potionVivek Borkar
Non-Shannon theoryYoung-Han KimAuto bound tightenerYonatan Kaspi
Lego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven Weber'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger Urbanke
iPed, iPid, and iPudErtem TuncelNERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri Merhav
nite Whaussian goiseGoogle maps teleport buttonMahdi Cheraghchi
IID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri MerhavSpectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard Jorswieck
FadebookNeri MerhavShan non-theoryNeri Merhav
Coding for network failuresEnder Ayanoglugzip-itaTara Javidi
Automatic paper-writing keyboardKobi CohenSelf-extending deadlineTobias Koch
Cantor dust collectorChicheng ZhangMulti Armed BandaidRan Gilad-Bachrach
World Cup winnerGonzalo Mateoscompressive proof checkerUpamanyu Madhow
Capacity over-achieving codesYanina ShkelOne Weird Converse TrickBobak Nazer
Error-collecting codesIlya DumerLow Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu Tyagi
pocket grand pianoPaul SiegelAND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney
ISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri MerhavError-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop Song
Universal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli KhanaferBigger DataMesrob Ohannessian
Sabbatical yearMarcelo Firernested empty syndrome
Operational Meaning GeneratorEduard JorswieckSelf-entertained child
Booby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth RosePoser CodesAman Bhatia
Universal jargon translatorGreg Ver SteegTeleportation for WaterAseem Wadhwa
cancer eradication pillPsychiatric PenicillinChris Rose
Neural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-WilliamsITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul Motani
Coffee making coffee cupTor HellesethLyapunov Function FinderAli Khanafer
sub-constant algorithmsPhilippe RigolletAutomatic thought transcription
Piano Roll Manuscript StorerContributed Inventions EvaluatorToby Berger
New technology's old rootMulti Dimensional Recording Code
Finite-duration test matchesJayadev Acharya