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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
Honey Badger CodesMaxim RaginskyTeleportation DeviceNamratha Vedire
Faculty meeting in a barMingyan LiuDyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda Suresh
Negative calorie pizzaLorenzo CovielloRejuvenation CodesAlex Dimakis
miscommunication capacityPulkit GroverBATS
Gamma*In formation theoryNeri Merhav
ITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul MotaniITA Invention InventorWael Halbawi
Instantaneous Book ReaderAli Khanaferbaby sleep inducerRonit Bustin
Autonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak Rubingzip-itaTara Javidi
Beer Filling AlgorithmMahdi CheraghchiCoding for network failuresEnder Ayanoglu
sparse autoadvisorUpamanyu MadhowWrite-Only JournalUgo Vaccaro
Faceboogle++Petar PopovskiBSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Bigger DataMesrob Ohannessianresealable banana peelPaul Siegel
blackboard to latex translatorSahand NegahbanPortal to parallel universe
Finite-duration test matchesJayadev AcharyaGood student cloning machineJoerg Kliewer
Clonal teleportationOptimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand Kadhe
Auto-prescription glassesNaumaan NayyarContributed Inventions EvaluatorToby Berger
Self-designing optimal codeAria NosratiniaArrow-of-time reverterNeri Merhav
Grant Proposal-Writing RobotGregory Pottiesave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Wireless WireMahdi CheraghchiTasty supercomputerDayu Huang
Invention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon Nonon-Shannon-type
Correlated Noise CancellerJerry Gibsonsubconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam Williamson
I whisperLaTeX-Free PaperMesrob Ohannessian
Bed-to-Office TransporterMahdi CheraghchiError-collecting codesIlya Dumer
Buffoon's NeedleSudeep KamathRadio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy Yates
coding@networkPiano Roll Manuscript Storer
Self-accepting paperLorenzo CovielloBELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri Merhav
Paper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao BarrosTPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Speculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant Sahaico-author cooperative jammers Aylin Yener
High-Energy State-SplitterBrian MarcusAuto bound tightenerYonatan Kaspi
Parking Lot Search TreeMahdi CheraghchiMake-no-mistake codesIlya Dumer
Special CouplingAlbert Guillen i FabregasSuperabsorbing spongeEzio Biglieri
Coffee-to-invention converterNeri MerhavNon-Shannon theoryYoung-Han Kim
auto conjecture counter example finderAylin YenerShallow LearningPhilippe Rigollet
Anti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S RanganathanMathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Error-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop SongAcoustic Silence GeneratorIvan Tashev
PG-13 glassesAnanda SureshWorld Cup winnerGonzalo Mateos
Bandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond Moberlyerror-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre Koksal
Transmitter without Message InformationBobak NazerFFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri Merhav
Bug-free ubuntuKonstantinos StamatiouJensen direction reverserOfer Shayevitz
Jetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i FabregasCity-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi Cheraghchi
Operational Meaning GeneratorEduard JorswieckMining Big GiraffesDimitris Papailiopoulos
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamCompressor of inventions into space limiJonathan Scarlett
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangUniversally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Praesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara JavidiConvexity detectorWei Yu
Universal Date RistortionYonatan KaspiA world delayed by a weekAlon Orlitsky
Bigg dataAman BhatiaMarkov Chain Monty PythonSudeep Kamath
Bibliography Auto-AssemblyPatch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchi
ITLinQSalman AvestimehrIntelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice Costa
Is-it-worth-it meterMichael O'SullivanMrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep Kamath
Automatic best-paper generatorMahdi CheraghchiPoser CodesAman Bhatia
Cooperative JammingAylin Yenerleft handed coffee cupMassimo Franceschetti
Error Creating CodesMahdi CheraghchiGeneralized Cut-set BoundsAmir Salimi
Spectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard JorswieckGambling patchAshkan Jafarpour
sleep workingArash Saber Tehraniback-to-work memory autoloaderYao Li
one bit memory stickDavid NeuhoffSelf-Correcting PoliticianChris Rose
Universal jargon translatorGreg Ver Steegℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi Cheraghchi
42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda SureshTerror-correcting codesArya Mazumdar
Confrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg ShakhnarovichiPed, iPid, and iPudErtem Tuncel
Teleportation for WaterAseem WadhwaPolar vortex codesRamji Venkataramanan
page limit annihilatorCsaba SzepesvariAutomatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard Jorswieck
A practical theoremDavid TseSSD Brain ImplantFarzad Farnoud
self-revising paperAylin YenerFast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi Ganesh
Alias codesKannan Ramchandranq-ary English ChannelMahdi Cheraghchi
Face-lift keying modulatorNeri MerhavBiological big data representations
Correlation/Causation DetectorAria Nosratiniahuman fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon Lee
Shannon waterparkPulkit GroverMusac CancellerMichael Honig
Anywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson PlymothBluff-Markov encoderNeri Merhav
Invention generatorRon GrahamUninventable InventionPrakash Ishwar
tiny DataEhsan Ebrahimzadehbicylotomic error correctionJoe Buhler
cancer eradication pillUltraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi Cheraghchi
flavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire Monteleoni48-hours days
Automatic Invention CreatorLav VarshneyAutomatic paper-writing keyboardKobi Cohen
Eau de Mac AirChristina FragouliCompressed JunkingShayan Garani
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron WagnerError Correction Homework
4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han KimUniversal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli Khanafer
Discreet memoryless channelNeri MerhavQoS - Quality of SandwichKobi Cohen
Memoryless hard diskNeri MerhavAuto Cover Letter TailorizerAli Khanafer
Power-generating cloudYi LuITIP
MFB = CRBAutomatic Eureka Generator
Eternal youth serumA method and apparatusBrendan Frey
NatcoinSae-Young Chungnested empty syndrome
Thinking CameraSangkeun Leenite Whaussian goise
Enlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim RaginskyImaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin Mostofi
Hearing the shape of a roomMartin VetterliWireless WiresharkNeri Merhav
space-filling tree seedlingsChicheng ZhangStartup-to-exit converterNeri Merhav
reButtlerAryeh KontorovichProof deconvolverAnand Sarwate
Dream-to-reality converterNeri MerhavWireless Friction Device
Misinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu BlochITA Invention GeneratorGokul Sridharan
Camel-proof needle eyeEzio BiglieriUseful Latex Error MessagesOliver Kosut
Low-emission Green machineIlya DumerSchrödinger's DogMahdi Cheraghchi
self-consoling grad studentAylin Yenerradiant descentPhilippe Rigollet
FTP - False Theorem ProverNeri MerhavWireless dog whispererUpamanyu Madhow
Shannon RNA AssemblerSreeram KannanPrivacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha Sankar
Strategy for medium interferencePresident RomneyPaul Cuff
compressed hypothesis testingHigh Q Humor FilterHimanshu Tyagi
Self-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop SongOptimization-pessimization algorithmNeri Merhav
Paper discoverability Nebojsa JojicPredictive trellis source codingEnder Ayanoglu
Brain file transfer protocolMahdi CheraghchiAutomated Cat HerderDavid Lisuk
Permanently sharp pencilVenkat AnantharamFunny nonsense generatorNeri Merhav
PhasebookNeri MerhavDrive-through parkingMartin Haenggi
Ayurvedic elixir for instant undergraduCat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi Cheraghchi
Hypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i Fabregasuncompressed nonsensingGalen Reeves
Irreproducible result generatorAlfred HeroLow Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu Tyagi
White-noise estimationUniversal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi Chen
Write-Only-MemoryShashi BoradeMIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri Merhav
organic, light-emitting dogeAdam WilliamsonCoffee making coffee cupTor Helleseth
RAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri Merhavanonymous referee identifierVivek Borkar
The Shape Of InformationSuresh VenkatasubramanianUniversal derandomizerEyal En-Gad
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon LeeUnary symmetric channel coderMartin Strauss
FadebookNeri MerhavDecompressed nonsenseNeri Merhav
NERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri MerhavSelf-extending deadlineTobias Koch
Exponents with impactYonatan KaspiInfinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep Pradhan
Sanity-check codeNeri Merhav(practically) practical theory
P = NPDaphney-Stavroula Zoispocket grand pianoPaul Siegel
Food DownloaderNavid NaderializadehDot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil Karamchandani
Multi Dimensional Recording CodeSelf-Updating Literature ReviewAli Khanafer
Self-correcting TrackerHossein RoufarshbafWarning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
zero-blocklength analysisYuval KochmanISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri Merhav
no-light optical imagingVivek GoyalInvention generator generatorRon Graham
Brownian CommotionSudeep KamathDisinformation Theory Neri Merhav
information-frictionAlien DNA DetectorChris Rose
Provably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi CheraghchiNetwork failure recoveryEnder Ayanoglu
Unstable FootnotesAnant Sahaireviewer de-anonymizer Aylin Yener
Google maps teleport buttonMahdi Cheraghchisuperluminal communication systemAydin Sezgin
News-to-Blues ComposerMichael HonigIID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri Merhav
Smart-aleck phoneNeri Merhavrewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-David
lettuce codesYair YonaRetroactive email un-sendeSyed Jafar
Seriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian SchlegelLos Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard Wesel
NERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri MerhavSet of all theoremsSae-Young Chung
Flying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan LeeTheorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind Ytrehus
Universal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef Steinbergsub-constant algorithmsPhilippe Rigollet
Strong TropicalityIlan ShomoronyPaper-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao Barros
Chips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi CheraghchiNeural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-Williams
QuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio QuerChairman of the BoardDaniel Costello
24-Hour Energy DrinkAman BhatiaGirlfriend's mood decoderAdria Tauste
Reviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin Aeronmu*
Intuitive EmacsNachikethas JagadeesanEau de DeadlineChristina Fragouli
Joint source/channel codingEnder Ayanoglu'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger Urbanke
Cantor dust collectorChicheng ZhangSelf-entertained child
Deadline Saving TimeAman BhatiaAutomated FAT-solverMahdi Cheraghchi
Empathy BeamJustin PearsonNSA-proof Coding TheoryYue Li
Booby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth RoseNP-to-P converterSae-Young Chung
GF(12)Sudarsan V S RanganathanAuto-correcting examRuediger Urbanke
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry PfisterSabbatical yearMarcelo Firer
Lensless cameraAhmed KirmaniAlgorithmic UniverseAndrew Viterbi
Paper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri MerhavMiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval Cassuto
MAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer ShayevitzFinite-steak machineNeri Merhav
Shannon limit breaking modemEnder AyanogluCounter-example generatorNeri Merhav
faulty-logic correcting logicYao LiUniversal single-letterizerJun Chen
Capacity over-achieving codesYanina ShkelPaper Shredder/SummarizerR. Srikant
50 hours dayHanzhong LiuUniversal Self-Checking ExamYossef Steinberg
Spread speck roomNeri MerhavElectric Ski BoatRobert Heath
Dropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev AcharyaKnowledge Transfer Machine
LOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri MerhavNever ending toilet paper rollJayadev Acharya
Joint horse-camel clothingJonathan ScarlettSecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
Horse CodesQin HuangMulti Armed BandaidRan Gilad-Bachrach
City CTLin Zhangself-cleaning deskRandall Berry
Jet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay KumarSign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro Ribeiro
Discreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i FabregasShan non-theoryNeri Merhav
Deep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush Divsalarseeing glasses for blind
Pudding TheoryArya MazumdarAutomatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
continuous-time one-hop channelsBroken-symmetry repairing glueMichael Kleber
Moisturizing Graphical ModelsDifferentially private flitering
Conference deadline extenderLorenzo CovielloRational Pool PumpSean Meyn
Zero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop SongBibTex glovesOfer Shayevitz
Holographic kissingUpamanyu MadhowLyapunov Function FinderAli Khanafer
Super-optimal receiverNeri MerhavDisparity check codesIlya Dumer
De Bruijn TopologyImage denoser (photoshop)Neri Merhav
graph-based car-key searchAdam WilliamsonAND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney
Psychiatric PenicillinChris RoseThyme machineSalim El Rouayheb
Automatic Theorem ProverCoffee-to-theorem machineBrian Kurkoski
what does make differenceEdible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie Ames
Turbo ToadsAman BhatiaIEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri Merhav
ITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri MerhavNew technology's old root
Automatic thought transcription56K modemEnder Ayanoglu
Lego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven WeberOn-the-go sensingJayakrishnan Unnikrishnan
Universal causality detectorCharles ElkanBeautiful Proof GeneratorAli Khanafer
ITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger UrbankeSan Diego Weather WorldwideBarna Saha
One Weird Converse TrickBobak NazerDiversity codingEnder Ayanoglu
logic potionVivek Borkarcompressive proof checkerUpamanyu Madhow
capacity region plotterhigh-hanging elderberry picker with beak
law of large slumbersVivek Borkar