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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-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao BarrosConfrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg Shakhnarovich
law of large slumbersVivek BorkarError Correction Homework
Self-correcting TrackerHossein RoufarshbafCompressed JunkingShayan Garani
tiny DataEhsan EbrahimzadehSmart-aleck phoneNeri Merhav
FTP - False Theorem ProverNeri MerhavSecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
Polar vortex codesRamji VenkataramananLow Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu Tyagi
Invention generatorRon Grahamlogic potionVivek Borkar
Multi Armed BandaidRan Gilad-BachrachNetwork failure recoveryEnder Ayanoglu
Discreet memoryless channelNeri MerhavBiological big data representations
Eau de Mac AirChristina Fragoulicancer eradication pill
The Shape Of InformationSuresh VenkatasubramanianRejuvenation CodesAlex Dimakis
One Weird Converse TrickBobak NazerUniversal causality detectorCharles Elkan
P = NPDaphney-Stavroula ZoisHolographic kissingUpamanyu Madhow
Thinking CameraSangkeun LeeWrite-Only JournalUgo Vaccaro
Correlation/Causation DetectorAria NosratiniaPraesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara Javidi
MFB = CRBNever ending toilet paper rollJayadev Acharya
Automatic Invention CreatorLav VarshneyMiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval Cassuto
Bug-free ubuntuKonstantinos StamatiouConference deadline extenderLorenzo Coviello
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry PfisterRetroactive email un-sendeSyed Jafar
Low-emission Green machineIlya Dumer24-Hour Energy DrinkAman Bhatia
I whisperNSA-proof Coding TheoryYue Li
Intuitive EmacsNachikethas Jagadeesanwhat does make difference
Optimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand Kadheq-ary English ChannelMahdi Cheraghchi
Self-extending deadlineTobias KochSpread speck roomNeri Merhav
Poser CodesAman BhatiaRadio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy Yates
High-Energy State-SplitterBrian MarcusBeer Filling AlgorithmMahdi Cheraghchi
nested empty syndromeMemoryless hard diskNeri Merhav
Knowledge Transfer Machinecapacity region plotter
Infinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep Pradhan50 hours dayHanzhong Liu
subconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam WilliamsonCantor dust collectorChicheng Zhang
Error Creating CodesMahdi CheraghchiAND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney
sub-constant algorithmsPhilippe RigolletCooperative JammingAylin Yener
4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han KimSuperabsorbing spongeEzio Biglieri
NP-to-P converterSae-Young ChungPredictive trellis source codingEnder Ayanoglu
Auto-correcting examRuediger UrbankeUniversal jargon translatorGreg Ver Steeg
Compressor of inventions into space limiJonathan Scarlettmu*
48-hours daysPaper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao Barros
Alien DNA DetectorChris RoseBed-to-Office TransporterMahdi Cheraghchi
White-noise estimationAlgorithmic UniverseAndrew Viterbi
miscommunication capacityPulkit Groverblackboard to latex translatorSahand Negahban
Tasty supercomputerDayu HuangSuper-optimal receiverNeri Merhav
Faceboogle++Petar PopovskiJetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Invention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon NoDisinformation Theory Neri Merhav
(practically) practical theoryPatch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchi
Auto-prescription glassesNaumaan Nayyar'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger Urbanke
Rational Pool PumpSean MeynLaTeX-Free PaperMesrob Ohannessian
Auto bound tightenerYonatan KaspiZero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop Song
Broken-symmetry repairing glueMichael KleberTerror-correcting codesArya Mazumdar
sleep workingArash Saber TehraniCity-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi Cheraghchi
Misinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu BlochPhasebookNeri Merhav
Schrödinger's DogMahdi CheraghchiImage denoser (photoshop)Neri Merhav
Self-entertained childDe Bruijn Topology
Shannon waterparkPulkit GroverOperational Meaning GeneratorEduard Jorswieck
Automatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i FabregasiPed, iPid, and iPudErtem Tuncel
Mathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i FabregasGrant Proposal-Writing RobotGregory Pottie
Joint horse-camel clothingJonathan ScarlettAutomatic paper-writing keyboardKobi Cohen
World Cup winnerGonzalo MateosOptimization-pessimization algorithmNeri Merhav
Uninventable InventionPrakash Ishwarcoding@network
Eternal youth serumFast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi Ganesh
Electric Ski BoatRobert Heathself-cleaning deskRandall Berry
Flying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan LeeLos Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard Wesel
Anywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson PlymothPG-13 glassesAnanda Suresh
ITA Invention InventorWael HalbawiDrive-through parkingMartin Haenggi
ITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri MerhavTeleportation for WaterAseem Wadhwa
Neural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-WilliamsWrite-Only-MemoryShashi Borade
self-consoling grad studentAylin Yenerresealable banana peelPaul Siegel
BELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri Merhavbicylotomic error correctionJoe Buhler
Wireless WireMahdi CheraghchiArrow-of-time reverterNeri Merhav
Google maps teleport buttonMahdi Cheraghchibaby sleep inducerRonit Bustin
Dropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev AcharyaMulti Dimensional Recording Code
Clonal teleportationMarkov Chain Monty PythonSudeep Kamath
Autonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak RubinContributed Inventions EvaluatorToby Berger
flavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire MonteleoniCoffee-to-theorem machineBrian Kurkoski
Ultraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi CheraghchiAutomatic best-paper generatorMahdi Cheraghchi
Decompressed nonsenseNeri MerhavUniversal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef Steinberg
Disparity check codesIlya DumerPaper Shredder/SummarizerR. Srikant
Auto Cover Letter TailorizerAli KhanaferA practical theoremDavid Tse
reButtlerAryeh Kontorovichcompressive proof checkerUpamanyu Madhow
Finite-steak machineNeri MerhavSet of all theoremsSae-Young Chung
In formation theoryNeri MerhavDot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil Karamchandani
Automated Cat HerderDavid Lisukgzip-itaTara Javidi
Thyme machineSalim El RouayhebUniversal Date RistortionYonatan Kaspi
42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda SureshCoding for network failuresEnder Ayanoglu
Edible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie AmesHoney Badger CodesMaxim Raginsky
Theorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind Ytrehusfaulty-logic correcting logicYao Li
Diversity codingEnder AyanogluSelf-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop Song
ITLinQSalman AvestimehrRAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri Merhav
Universal derandomizerEyal En-GadExponents with impactYonatan Kaspi
Unary symmetric channel coderMartin StraussNERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri Merhav
QoS - Quality of SandwichKobi CohenAutomatic thought transcription
compressed hypothesis testingCity CTLin Zhang
Unstable FootnotesAnant SahaiUniversal Self-Checking ExamYossef Steinberg
Error-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop Songleft handed coffee cupMassimo Franceschetti
Booby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth RoseOn-the-go sensingJayakrishnan Unnikrishnan
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamFFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri Merhav
Camel-proof needle eyeEzio BiglieriJensen direction reverserOfer Shayevitz
lettuce codesYair Yonaradiant descentPhilippe Rigollet
Self-designing optimal codeAria NosratiniaGood student cloning machineJoerg Kliewer
Paper discoverability Nebojsa Jojicreviewer de-anonymizer Aylin Yener
Eau de DeadlineChristina FragouliHearing the shape of a roomMartin Vetterli
Dream-to-reality converterNeri MerhavAnti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S Ranganathan
High Q Humor FilterHimanshu TyagiHypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Non-Shannon theoryYoung-Han KimTurbo ToadsAman Bhatia
Paper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri MerhavIEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri Merhav
Teleportation DeviceNamratha VedireChairman of the BoardDaniel Costello
Cat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi CheraghchiIID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri Merhav
Ayurvedic elixir for instant undergraduSpectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard Jorswieck
LOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri MerhavITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger Urbanke
Instantaneous Book ReaderAli KhanaferFinite-duration test matchesJayadev Acharya
56K modemEnder AyanogluPortal to parallel universe
Mrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep Kamathgraph-based car-key searchAdam Williamson
superluminal communication systemAydin SezginShannon limit breaking modemEnder Ayanoglu
Shan non-theoryNeri MerhavAutomatic Theorem Prover
Acoustic Silence GeneratorIvan TashevNegative calorie pizzaLorenzo Coviello
MAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer ShayevitzTPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon LeeChips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi Cheraghchi
Lego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven WeberBigg dataAman Bhatia
Convexity detectorWei Yupage limit annihilatorCsaba Szepesvari
uncompressed nonsensingGalen ReevesCoffee making coffee cupTor Helleseth
Automatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard JorswieckFunny nonsense generatorNeri Merhav
Strong TropicalityIlan ShomoronyFace-lift keying modulatorNeri Merhav
Capacity over-achieving codesYanina Shkelpocket grand pianoPaul Siegel
Faculty meeting in a barMingyan LiuDeadline Saving TimeAman Bhatia
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangSelf-Updating Literature ReviewAli Khanafer
Universal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli Khanaferself-revising paperAylin Yener
non-Shannon-typeDyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda Suresh
FadebookNeri MerhavSign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro Ribeiro
Alias codesKannan RamchandranEmpathy BeamJustin Pearson
sparse autoadvisorUpamanyu MadhowWireless dog whispererUpamanyu Madhow
Startup-to-exit converterNeri Merhavone bit memory stickDavid Neuhoff
Bluff-Markov encoderNeri MerhavUniversally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
A method and apparatusBrendan FreyFood DownloaderNavid Naderializadeh
Generalized Cut-set BoundsAmir SalimiWarning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Psychiatric PenicillinChris Roserewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-David
Buffoon's NeedleSudeep KamathA world delayed by a weekAlon Orlitsky
ISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri MerhavUniversal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi Chen
high-hanging elderberry picker with beakReviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin Aeron
Imaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin MostofiError-collecting codesIlya Dumer
QuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio Quernite Whaussian goise
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron WagnerMoisturizing Graphical Models
Parking Lot Search TreeMahdi CheraghchiBrain file transfer protocolMahdi Cheraghchi
SSD Brain ImplantFarzad Farnoudanonymous referee identifierVivek Borkar
ITIPSeriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian Schlegel
News-to-Blues ComposerMichael HonigCoffee-to-invention converterNeri Merhav
ℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi CheraghchiSpecial CouplingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
co-author cooperative jammers Aylin Yenerorganic, light-emitting dogeAdam Williamson
Proof deconvolverAnand SarwateJoint source/channel codingEnder Ayanoglu
Bigger DataMesrob OhannessianNERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri Merhav
BATSMining Big GiraffesDimitris Papailiopoulos
Girlfriend's mood decoderAdria TausteUniversal single-letterizerJun Chen
Shannon RNA AssemblerSreeram KannanPudding TheoryArya Mazumdar
Is-it-worth-it meterMichael O'SullivanUseful Latex Error MessagesOliver Kosut
Automatic Eureka Generatorno-light optical imagingVivek Goyal
Irreproducible result generatorAlfred HeroSabbatical yearMarcelo Firer
MIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri MerhavSan Diego Weather WorldwideBarna Saha
Make-no-mistake codesIlya DumerSelf-accepting paperLorenzo Coviello
continuous-time one-hop channelsHorse CodesQin Huang
Beautiful Proof GeneratorAli KhanaferDiscreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
auto conjecture counter example finderAylin YenerBrownian CommotionSudeep Kamath
Correlated Noise CancellerJerry GibsonPiano Roll Manuscript Storer
BSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli ChaghooshiGamma*
Jet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay Kumarinformation-friction
Power-generating cloudYi LuSpeculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant Sahai
New technology's old rootWireless Friction Device
Bandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond MoberlyShallow LearningPhilippe Rigollet
Differentially private fliteringLensless cameraAhmed Kirmani
Counter-example generatorNeri MerhavAutomated FAT-solverMahdi Cheraghchi
ITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul MotaniPermanently sharp pencilVenkat Anantharam
zero-blocklength analysisYuval KochmanWireless WiresharkNeri Merhav
save-load in real worldChicheng ZhangBibliography Auto-Assembly
Gambling patchAshkan JafarpourTransmitter without Message InformationBobak Nazer
Invention generator generatorRon GrahamProvably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi Cheraghchi
back-to-work memory autoloaderYao LiPresident RomneyPaul Cuff
error-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre KoksalPrivacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha Sankar
Self-Correcting PoliticianChris RoseBibTex glovesOfer Shayevitz
Strategy for medium interferenceGF(12)Sudarsan V S Ranganathan
NatcoinSae-Young ChungMusac CancellerMichael Honig
seeing glasses for blindIntelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice Costa
Sanity-check codeNeri MerhavDeep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush Divsalar
human fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon Leespace-filling tree seedlingsChicheng Zhang
Lyapunov Function FinderAli KhanaferITA Invention GeneratorGokul Sridharan
Enlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim Raginsky