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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
Cantor dust collectorChicheng ZhangEternal youth serum
LaTeX-Free PaperMesrob Ohannessiansave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Faceboogle++Petar Popovskiauto conjecture counter example finderAylin Yener
Superabsorbing spongeEzio BiglieriWireless WireMahdi Cheraghchi
Self-entertained childFast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi Ganesh
Universal single-letterizerJun ChenAuto Cover Letter TailorizerAli Khanafer
Auto-correcting examRuediger UrbankeRAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri Merhav
TPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i Fabregaslaw of large slumbersVivek Borkar
Alias codesKannan RamchandranUniversal jargon translatorGreg Ver Steeg
Operational Meaning GeneratorEduard JorswieckPresident RomneyPaul Cuff
Musac CancellerMichael HonigPG-13 glassesAnanda Suresh
Wireless dog whispererUpamanyu MadhowBiological big data representations
graph-based car-key searchAdam WilliamsonLow-emission Green machineIlya Dumer
BATSITA Invention GeneratorGokul Sridharan
(practically) practical theoryPhasebookNeri Merhav
Intelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice CostaMulti Armed BandaidRan Gilad-Bachrach
Clonal teleportationBrownian CommotionSudeep Kamath
Face-lift keying modulatorNeri MerhavFaculty meeting in a barMingyan Liu
Edible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie AmesUniversally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Capacity over-achieving codesYanina Shkelspace-filling tree seedlingsChicheng Zhang
Smart-aleck phoneNeri MerhavWrite-Only-MemoryShashi Borade
Shannon limit breaking modemEnder AyanogluJetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Markov Chain Monty PythonSudeep KamathLow Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu Tyagi
iPed, iPid, and iPudErtem TuncelUniversal Self-Checking ExamYossef Steinberg
Electric Ski BoatRobert HeathPaper-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao Barros
Dyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda Sureshq-ary English ChannelMahdi Cheraghchi
Speculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant SahaiAutomated Cat HerderDavid Lisuk
radiant descentPhilippe RigolletLOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri Merhav
Mining Big GiraffesDimitris PapailiopoulosSchrödinger's DogMahdi Cheraghchi
gzip-itaTara JavidiSelf-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop Song
Pudding TheoryArya MazumdarThyme machineSalim El Rouayheb
NERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri MerhavA method and apparatusBrendan Frey
GF(12)Sudarsan V S RanganathanMoisturizing Graphical Models
Unary symmetric channel coderMartin Straussrewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-David
Contributed Inventions EvaluatorToby BergerFinite-steak machineNeri Merhav
Chairman of the BoardDaniel CostelloWrite-Only JournalUgo Vaccaro
continuous-time one-hop channelsCompressor of inventions into space limiJonathan Scarlett
back-to-work memory autoloaderYao LiBandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond Moberly
Compressed JunkingShayan GaraniMrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep Kamath
human fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon Leenested empty syndrome
Google maps teleport buttonMahdi CheraghchiNegative calorie pizzaLorenzo Coviello
Thinking CameraSangkeun LeeSelf-accepting paperLorenzo Coviello
Rejuvenation CodesAlex Dimakis'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger Urbanke
baby sleep inducerRonit BustinAlien DNA DetectorChris Rose
Transmitter without Message InformationBobak NazerSabbatical yearMarcelo Firer
self-revising paperAylin Yenermu*
Bed-to-Office TransporterMahdi CheraghchiCat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi Cheraghchi
Image denoser (photoshop)Neri MerhavITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri Merhav
sleep workingArash Saber TehraniError Creating CodesMahdi Cheraghchi
NP-to-P converterSae-Young ChungFTP - False Theorem ProverNeri Merhav
Gambling patchAshkan JafarpourHorse CodesQin Huang
Automated FAT-solverMahdi Cheraghchileft handed coffee cupMassimo Franceschetti
Shannon RNA AssemblerSreeram KannanCamel-proof needle eyeEzio Biglieri
Good student cloning machineJoerg KliewerSpectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard Jorswieck
capacity region plotterPolar vortex codesRamji Venkataramanan
Mathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i FabregasReviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin Aeron
Self-Correcting PoliticianChris RoseFinite-duration test matchesJayadev Acharya
Lego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven WeberRadio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy Yates
Jensen direction reverserOfer ShayevitzKnowledge Transfer Machine
Coding for network failuresEnder AyanogluPrivacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha Sankar
Provably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi CheraghchiAnywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson Plymoth
ITA Invention InventorWael HalbawiError Correction Homework
IEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri MerhavPiano Roll Manuscript Storer
compressive proof checkerUpamanyu Madhowfaulty-logic correcting logicYao Li
MiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval CassutoHoney Badger CodesMaxim Raginsky
Automatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard JorswieckAutomatic best-paper generatorMahdi Cheraghchi
Paper discoverability Nebojsa Jojic56K modemEnder Ayanoglu
Gamma*Convexity detectorWei Yu
Counter-example generatorNeri MerhavNSA-proof Coding TheoryYue Li
organic, light-emitting dogeAdam WilliamsonFood DownloaderNavid Naderializadeh
ITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul Motanilogic potionVivek Borkar
Dropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev AcharyaSelf-extending deadlineTobias Koch
Arrow-of-time reverterNeri MerhavTeleportation DeviceNamratha Vedire
no-light optical imagingVivek GoyalSeriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian Schlegel
Misinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu BlochDisparity check codesIlya Dumer
News-to-Blues ComposerMichael Honigerror-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre Koksal
Never ending toilet paper rollJayadev AcharyaCooperative JammingAylin Yener
Intuitive EmacsNachikethas Jagadeesancoding@network
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron Wagnercompressed hypothesis testing
Universal Date RistortionYonatan KaspiAND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney
BibTex glovesOfer ShayevitzTasty supercomputerDayu Huang
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry Pfisterone bit memory stickDavid Neuhoff
Self-Updating Literature ReviewAli KhanaferA world delayed by a weekAlon Orlitsky
Hypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i FabregasBSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Jet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay KumarConference deadline extenderLorenzo Coviello
Error-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop SongNon-Shannon theoryYoung-Han Kim
Diversity codingEnder Ayanoglumiscommunication capacityPulkit Grover
Predictive trellis source codingEnder AyanogluProof deconvolverAnand Sarwate
Grant Proposal-Writing RobotGreg PottieMAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer Shayevitz
Joint source/channel codingEnder AyanogluAuto-prescription glassesNaumaan Nayyar
zero-blocklength analysisYuval KochmanSanity-check codeNeri Merhav
In formation theoryNeri MerhavTeleportation for WaterAseem Wadhwa
sparse autoadvisorUpamanyu MadhowWireless WiresharkNeri Merhav
SSD Brain ImplantFarzad FarnoudA practical theoremDavid Tse
Strong TropicalityIlan ShomoronyUltraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi Cheraghchi
City-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi CheraghchiBrain file transfer protocolMahdi Cheraghchi
resealable banana peelPaul SiegelAcoustic Silence GeneratorIvan Tashev
Warning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli Chaghooshipage limit annihilatorCsaba Szepesvari
Joint horse-camel clothingJonathan ScarlettThe Shape Of InformationSuresh Venkatasubramanian
New technology's old rootNeural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-Williams
Correlated Noise CancellerJerry GibsonQuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio Quer
50 hours dayHanzhong LiuAnti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S Ranganathan
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamBuffoon's NeedleSudeep Kamath
Decompressed nonsenseNeri MerhavNetwork failure recoveryEnder Ayanoglu
Shallow LearningPhilippe RigolletUniversal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli Khanafer
Optimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand KadheShan non-theoryNeri Merhav
Universal derandomizerEyal En-Gadseeing glasses for blind
Eau de Mac AirChristina FragouliDeadline Saving TimeAman Bhatia
Enlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim Raginskyℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi Cheraghchi
flavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire MonteleoniNERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri Merhav
Multi Dimensional Recording Code42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda Suresh
Invention generatorRon GrahamInvention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon No
Bigg dataAman Bhatiapocket grand pianoPaul Siegel
Unstable FootnotesAnant SahaiBELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri Merhav
City CTLin ZhangGeneralized Cut-set BoundsAmir Salimi
Hearing the shape of a roomMartin VetterliDe Bruijn Topology
non-Shannon-typeZero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop Song
Discreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i FabregasUniversal causality detectorCharles Elkan
ITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger UrbankeBibliography Auto-Assembly
Lensless cameraAhmed KirmaniSpecial CouplingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
information-frictionRational Pool PumpSean Meyn
tiny DataEhsan EbrahimzadehSelf-designing optimal codeAria Nosratinia
subconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam WilliamsonBug-free ubuntuKonstantinos Stamatiou
Discreet memoryless channelNeri MerhavBigger DataMesrob Ohannessian
MIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri MerhavSpread speck roomNeri Merhav
Universal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef SteinbergPraesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara Javidi
reButtlerAryeh KontorovichImaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin Mostofi
High-Energy State-SplitterBrian Marcusuncompressed nonsensingGalen Reeves
lettuce codesYair YonaGirlfriend's mood decoderAdria Tauste
Coffee making coffee cupTor HellesethSan Diego Weather WorldwideBarna Saha
Auto bound tightenerYonatan Kaspisave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Differentially private fliteringAutonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak Rubin
anonymous referee identifierVivek BorkarIID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri Merhav
Retroactive email un-sendeSyed JafarFadebookNeri Merhav
On-the-go sensingJayakrishnan UnnikrishnanUniversal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi Chen
Beautiful Proof GeneratorAli KhanaferPatch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchi
self-cleaning deskRandall BerrySecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
ITIPAlgorithmic UniverseAndrew Viterbi
Theorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind YtrehusPaper Shredder/SummarizerR. Srikant
Drive-through parkingMartin HaenggiFFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri Merhav
48-hours dayscancer eradication pill
Paper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri MerhavEau de DeadlineChristina Fragouli
Make-no-mistake codesIlya DumerBeer Filling AlgorithmMahdi Cheraghchi
Broken-symmetry repairing glueMichael Klebernite Whaussian goise
sub-constant algorithmsPhilippe RigolletSelf-correcting TrackerHossein Roufarshbaf
Ayurvedic elixir for instant undergraduLyapunov Function FinderAli Khanafer
Startup-to-exit converterNeri Merhav24-Hour Energy DrinkAman Bhatia
Uninventable InventionPrakash IshwarInfinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep Pradhan
Dream-to-reality converterNeri MerhavShannon waterparkPulkit Grover
Parking Lot Search TreeMahdi CheraghchiQoS - Quality of SandwichKobi Cohen
Super-optimal receiverNeri MerhavStrategy for medium interference
Automatic Eureka GeneratorDisinformation Theory Neri Merhav
Set of all theoremsSae-Young Chung4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han Kim
Permanently sharp pencilVenkat AnantharamPower-generating cloudYi Lu
Funny nonsense generatorNeri MerhavHigh Q Humor FilterHimanshu Tyagi
Coffee-to-theorem machineBrian KurkoskiHolographic kissingUpamanyu Madhow
high-hanging elderberry picker with beakConfrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg Shakhnarovich
Coffee-to-invention converterNeri MerhavWhite-noise estimation
Automatic Invention CreatorLav VarshneyBooby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth Rose
Sign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro RibeiroNatcoinSae-Young Chung
Useful Latex Error MessagesOliver Kosutsuperluminal communication systemAydin Sezgin
reviewer de-anonymizer Aylin YenerTurbo ToadsAman Bhatia
Automatic thought transcriptionAutomatic paper-writing keyboardKobi Cohen
MFB = CRBAutomatic Theorem Prover
One Weird Converse TrickBobak NazerWireless Friction Device
P = NPDaphney-Stavroula ZoisMemoryless hard diskNeri Merhav
blackboard to latex translatorSahand Negahbanself-consoling grad studentAylin Yener
bicylotomic error correctionJoe BuhlerExponents with impactYonatan Kaspi
Optimization-pessimization algorithmNeri MerhavPortal to parallel universe
Deep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush DivsalarIrreproducible result generatorAlfred Hero
Empathy BeamJustin PearsonCorrelation/Causation DetectorAria Nosratinia
Paper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao BarrosISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri Merhav
Los Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard WeselError-collecting codesIlya Dumer
Dot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil KaramchandaniIs-it-worth-it meterMichael O'Sullivan
Flying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan Leeco-author cooperative jammers Aylin Yener
Terror-correcting codesArya MazumdarI whisper
Psychiatric PenicillinChris RoseAutomatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Bluff-Markov encoderNeri Merhavwhat does make difference
ITLinQSalman AvestimehrWorld Cup winnerGonzalo Mateos
Poser CodesAman BhatiaInstantaneous Book ReaderAli Khanafer
Invention generator generatorRon GrahamChips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi Cheraghchi
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon Lee