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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
Instantaneous Book ReaderAli Khanaferradiant descentPhilippe Rigollet
Coffee-to-invention converterNeri MerhavUnary symmetric channel coderMartin Strauss
Self-designing optimal codeAria Nosratiniawhat does make difference
Infinite To Finite ConverterS. Sandeep PradhanHoney Badger CodesMaxim Raginsky
QuerdenkgeneratorGiorgio QuerMemoryless hard diskNeri Merhav
Optimization-pessimization algorithmNeri MerhavRAIN - RAndom INvention generatorNeri Merhav
Patch that makes Windows workMahdi Cheraghchicancer eradication pill
MiddleEast - SanDiego beamerYuval CassutoError Correction Homework
Finite-duration test matchesJayadev Acharyazero-blocklength analysisYuval Kochman
Strategy for medium interferenceFinite-steak machineNeri Merhav
Universal jargon translatorGreg Ver SteegTasty supercomputerDayu Huang
Food DownloaderNavid NaderializadehFlying crazy ZigBee Yong-Hwan Lee
Non-Shannon theoryYoung-Han KimNP-to-P converterSae-Young Chung
compressed hypothesis testingITA: Interesting Technical AssemblyRuediger Urbanke
Shallow LearningPhilippe RigolletMake-no-mistake codesIlya Dumer
high-hanging elderberry picker with beakI whisper
Uninventable InventionPrakash IshwarLyapunov Function FinderAli Khanafer
Markov Chain Monty PythonSudeep Kamathuncompressed nonsensingGalen Reeves
Eternal youth serumSelf-entertained child
Camel-proof needle eyeEzio BiglieriPiano Roll Manuscript Storer
co-author cooperative jammers Aylin YenerBeer Filling AlgorithmMahdi Cheraghchi
Self-correcting TrackerHossein Roufarshbafsave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Wireless Friction DeviceCooperative JammingAylin Yener
Automatic Invention CreatorLav VarshneyBrownian CommotionSudeep Kamath
Universally Compressive TransactionsAlbert Guillen i Fabregas4-part invention KWV 772Young-Han Kim
Coffee-to-theorem machineBrian KurkoskiGF(12)Sudarsan V S Ranganathan
Teleportation DeviceNamratha Vedireresealable banana peelPaul Siegel
Error-collecting codesIlya DumerEau de Mac AirChristina Fragouli
Gambling patchAshkan JafarpourAutomatic Theorem Prover
ITA Invention InventorWael HalbawiSpeculative Nonsense Rambling (SNR)Anant Sahai
Low-emission Green machineIlya DumerHolographic kissingUpamanyu Madhow
Dot Boxing on an OscilloscopeNikhil KaramchandaniBug-free ubuntuKonstantinos Stamatiou
miscommunication capacityPulkit GroverGood student cloning machineJoerg Kliewer
Algorithmic UniverseAndrew ViterbiMAC Acronym Congestion (MAC)Ofer Shayevitz
City-wide Moving WalkwaysMahdi CheraghchiUniversal derandomizerEyal En-Gad
The Shape Of InformationSuresh VenkatasubramanianIrreproducible result generatorAlfred Hero
Anywhere quatum communication deviceAnders Nilsson PlymothKnowledge Transfer Machine
source-selective mute machineSi-Hyeon LeeCounter-example generatorNeri Merhav
Compressed JunkingShayan GaraniPoser CodesAman Bhatia
BATSFunny nonsense generatorNeri Merhav
World Cup winnerGonzalo MateosMulti Dimensional Recording Code
Auto-correcting examRuediger UrbankeBigger DataMesrob Ohannessian
News-to-Blues ComposerMichael Honig(practically) practical theory
law of large slumbersVivek BorkarFace-lift keying modulatorNeri Merhav
Coffee making coffee cupTor HellesethShannon limit breaking modemEnder Ayanoglu
Auto Cover Letter TailorizerAli Khanaferinformation-friction
Network failure recoveryEnder Ayanoglunested empty syndrome
Decompressed nonsenseNeri MerhavThyme machineSalim El Rouayheb
Correlated Noise CancellerJerry GibsonSeriously Turbo-Loaded MotivationChristian Schlegel
iPed, iPid, and iPudErtem TuncelFaceboogle++Petar Popovski
reviewer de-anonymizer Aylin YenerNSA-proof Coding TheoryYue Li
ITIPsave-load in real worldChicheng Zhang
Image denoser (photoshop)Neri MerhavBibliography Auto-Assembly
flavor-analyzing/learning drink vessel Claire Monteleonigzip-itaTara Javidi
Wireless WireMahdi CheraghchiIntuitive EmacsNachikethas Jagadeesan
Imaging Through Walls With WIFIYasamin MostofiWarning: Capacity reachedArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Gamma*BSC: Best Simple CaseArman Fazeli Chaghooshi
Shannon waterparkPulkit GroverAcoustic Silence GeneratorIvan Tashev
MFB = CRBSSD Brain ImplantFarzad Farnoud
Provably Dumb Chess PlayerMahdi Cheraghchinon-Shannon-type
Power-generating cloudYi LuRetroactive email un-sendeSyed Jafar
one bit memory stickDavid Neuhoffrewind-replay for life eventsShai Ben-David
Invention generatorRon GrahamDeadline Saving TimeAman Bhatia
nite Whaussian goiseError-Correcting Golf BallHong-Yeop Song
pocket grand pianoPaul SiegelPG-13 glassesAnanda Suresh
Rejuvenation CodesAlex DimakisMrs. Gerber's llamaSudeep Kamath
Is-it-worth-it meterMichael O'SullivanParking Lot Search TreeMahdi Cheraghchi
IID - Impossible Invention DisclosureNeri MerhavElectric Ski BoatRobert Heath
Never ending toilet paper rollJayadev Acharyasubconscious sailboat (Freudian sloop)Adam Williamson
A method and apparatusBrendan FreyContributed Inventions EvaluatorToby Berger
self-revising paperAylin Yenerq-ary English ChannelMahdi Cheraghchi
Convexity detectorWei YuCity CTLin Zhang
Universal Ideas-to-Papers CodingTsung-Yi ChenPaper-to-Businessplan-ConverterJoao Barros
compressive proof checkerUpamanyu Madhowblackboard to latex translatorSahand Negahban
Bigg dataAman BhatiaLos Angeles Traffic EliminatorRichard Wesel
In formation theoryNeri MerhavCat-set bounds for BMW-GN channels.Mahdi Cheraghchi
Grant Proposal-Writing RobotGregory PottieOperational Meaning GeneratorEduard Jorswieck
automagic thm to proof transmorgrifier Narayana Prasad SanthanamDropbox Activity SimulatorJayadev Acharya
Buffoon's NeedleSudeep KamathUltraviolet Screen of DeathMahdi Cheraghchi
NatcoinSae-Young ChungEdible Cookie Flavored LaserJouie Ames
Special CouplingAlbert Guillen i Fabregasℵ0-Dimensional PrinterMahdi Cheraghchi
MIMO - My Invention Must OutperformNeri MerhavGirlfriend's mood decoderAdria Tauste
Generalized Cut-set BoundsAmir SalimiNew technology's old root
One Weird Converse TrickBobak NazerChips-vs-Dip Ratio OptimizerMahdi Cheraghchi
page limit annihilatorCsaba SzepesvariOptimal Graduation-Date EstimatorSwanand Kadhe
Super-optimal receiverNeri Merhavself-consoling grad studentAylin Yener
Superabsorbing spongeEzio BiglieriISIT - InSane InvenTionNeri Merhav
Horse CodesQin Huangbicylotomic error correctionJoe Buhler
Differentially private fliteringDiscreet Fourier TransformAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Brain file transfer protocolMahdi Cheraghchi50 hours dayHanzhong Liu
error-free communication at 0 bits/secC. Emre KoksalDisinformation Theory Neri Merhav
Universal Ph.D. GeneratorYossef Steinberg24-Hour Energy DrinkAman Bhatia
Invention generator generatorRon Grahamlogic potionVivek Borkar
Automated Cat HerderDavid LisukMulti Armed BandaidRan Gilad-Bachrach
Intelligent Thesis AssemblerMaice CostaBeautiful Proof GeneratorAli Khanafer
Capacity over-achieving codesYanina ShkelUniversal Distributed Optimal ControllerAli Khanafer
Drive-through parkingMartin HaenggiITA Invention GeneratorGokul Sridharan
Unstable FootnotesAnant SahaiQoS - Quality of SandwichKobi Cohen
42=3+2+8+5+1+15+8 = C2H5-OHAnanda SureshCompressor of inventions into space limiJonathan Scarlett
superluminal communication systemAydin SezginShannon RNA AssemblerSreeram Kannan
Schrödinger's DogMahdi CheraghchiITLinQSalman Avestimehr
Automatic best-paper generatorMahdi CheraghchiZero-Waiting ElevatorHong-Yeop Song
autonomonopolyomnigeneratorHenry PfisterAnti-jammer jammerSudarsan V S Ranganathan
Wireless WiresharkNeri MerhavWhite-noise estimation
Neural thought extractorHenry Baidoo-Williamsanonymous referee identifierVivek Borkar
Empathy BeamJustin PearsonNERI - NEgative-Rate InformationNeri Merhav
Broken-symmetry repairing glueMichael KleberPortal to parallel universe
Write-Only-MemoryShashi BoradeSanity-check codeNeri Merhav
Automated FAT-solverMahdi CheraghchiAutonomous Mobile NetworksIzhak Rubin
Privacy and Digital (Miner) PapparaziLalitha SankarSmart-aleck phoneNeri Merhav
Predictive trellis source codingEnder Ayanoglucapacity region plotter
Spectral Efficiency MultiplierEduard JorswieckFast ProcrastinatorAyalvadi Ganesh
Faculty meeting in a barMingyan LiuOn-the-go sensingJayakrishnan Unnikrishnan
Exponents with impactYonatan KaspiHypothesis PestingAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
Paper-to-Reviewer-Report converterNeri MerhavSelf-organizing OfficeHong-Yeop Song
faulty-logic correcting logicYao LiGoogle maps teleport buttonMahdi Cheraghchi
Ayurvedic elixir for instant undergraduPaper Shredder/SummarizerR. Srikant
FadebookNeri MerhavPraesen-Silentium (presenter silencer)Tara Javidi
human fuel gaugeSi-Hyeon Leeorganic, light-emitting dogeAdam Williamson
Jetlagless Conference TeleporterAlbert Guillen i FabregasDyslexia-correcting glassesAnanda Suresh
Permanently sharp pencilVenkat Anantharamsub-constant algorithmsPhilippe Rigollet
Automatic paper-writing keyboardKobi CohenIEEE - Inventions Everyday EvErywhereNeri Merhav
NERI - Not-Even-Reasonable InventionNeri MerhavSecret-Free SocietyChris Rose
auto conjecture counter example finderAylin YenerAND/OR/WHATEVER gateDave Forney
mu*Useful Latex Error MessagesOliver Kosut
Wireless dog whispererUpamanyu MadhowLaTeX-Free PaperMesrob Ohannessian
Auto bound tightenerYonatan KaspiPudding TheoryArya Mazumdar
Sign of Innovations Kalman FilterAlejandro RibeiroMoisturizing Graphical Models
PhasebookNeri MerhavCantor dust collectorChicheng Zhang
FTP - False Theorem ProverNeri MerhavAlien DNA DetectorChris Rose
High-Energy State-SplitterBrian MarcusSan Diego Weather WorldwideBarna Saha
Theorem-to-coffee decompilerØyvind YtrehusSelf-Correcting PoliticianChris Rose
Paper discoverability Nebojsa JojicSabbatical yearMarcelo Firer
Lensless cameraAhmed KirmaniSelf-extending deadlineTobias Koch
President RomneyPaul CuffReviewer Prediction AlgorithmShuchin Aeron
Universal Date RistortionYonatan KaspiEau de DeadlineChristina Fragouli
Biological big data representationsAutomatic Qualified-Reviewer-FinderEduard Jorswieck
Confrontational Deep Neurotic NetworkGreg ShakhnarovichAutomatic thought transcription
Jensen direction reverserOfer ShayevitzDe Bruijn Topology
continuous-time one-hop channelsUniversal Self-Checking ExamYossef Steinberg
Joint source/channel codingEnder AyanogluAutomatic Notation Consistency CheckerAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
'Orlitsky'-unit meas. personalized emailRuediger UrbankeA practical theoremDavid Tse
Thinking CameraSangkeun LeeDream-to-reality converterNeri Merhav
Handwriting to LaTeX converterAaron Wagner56K modemEnder Ayanoglu
seeing glasses for blindTransmitter without Message InformationBobak Nazer
Self-accepting paperLorenzo CovielloPolar vortex codesRamji Venkataramanan
A world delayed by a weekAlon OrlitskyJet-Lag Erasure CodeP Vijay Kumar
LOCO - Lightless Optical COmmunicationNeri MerhavError Creating CodesMahdi Cheraghchi
FFT - Funny Fictitious TheoryNeri MerhavMining Big GiraffesDimitris Papailiopoulos
back-to-work memory autoloaderYao Libaby sleep inducerRonit Bustin
Psychiatric PenicillinChris Rose48-hours days
Disparity check codesIlya DumerreButtlerAryeh Kontorovich
Hearing the shape of a roomMartin VetterliCoding for network failuresEnder Ayanoglu
Conference deadline extenderLorenzo Coviellospace-filling tree seedlingsChicheng Zhang
Arrow-of-time reverterNeri MerhavEnlarge Your Channel Capacity Today!!!Maxim Raginsky
BibTex glovesOfer ShayevitzDiscreet memoryless channelNeri Merhav
Terror-correcting codesArya MazumdarBed-to-Office TransporterMahdi Cheraghchi
graph-based car-key searchAdam WilliamsonAlias codesKannan Ramchandran
High Q Humor FilterHimanshu Tyagisleep workingArash Saber Tehrani
Self-Updating Literature ReviewAli KhanaferTeleportation for WaterAseem Wadhwa
Booby-trapped review rebuttalKenneth RoseShan non-theoryNeri Merhav
Rational Pool PumpSean MeynInvention Transferring AggregationJong-Seon No
sparse autoadvisorUpamanyu MadhowAuto-prescription glassesNaumaan Nayyar
Clonal teleportationWrite-Only JournalUgo Vaccaro
Misinformation-theoretic insecurityMatthieu BlochUniversal causality detectorCharles Elkan
Proof deconvolverAnand SarwateLego Mathematical Theorem ProverSteven Weber
no-light optical imagingVivek GoyalDeep Space Teleportation ApparatusDariush Divsalar
Startup-to-exit converterNeri MerhavLow Power Humor AmplifierHimanshu Tyagi
Musac CancellerMichael HonigSpread speck roomNeri Merhav
Bluff-Markov encoderNeri MerhavJoint horse-camel clothingJonathan Scarlett
self-cleaning deskRandall BerryDiversity codingEnder Ayanoglu
ITA - Instant Theorem AcquisitionMehul MotaniPaper-to-Patent-TranslatorJoao Barros
lettuce codesYair YonaTurbo ToadsAman Bhatia
ITA - Invention Terribly AbsurdNeri MerhavBELCO - Below-Entropy Lossless COdeNeri Merhav
Strong TropicalityIlan ShomoronyUniversal single-letterizerJun Chen
Correlation/Causation DetectorAria NosratiniaP = NPDaphney-Stavroula Zois
Mathematical StrangulatorAlbert Guillen i FabregasChairman of the BoardDaniel Costello
Radio frequency neuroprocessorsRoy YatesNegative calorie pizzaLorenzo Coviello
left handed coffee cupMassimo FranceschettiTPC The Perfect ColleagueAlbert Guillen i Fabregas
coding@networkSet of all theoremsSae-Young Chung
Bandwidth Ex-nihiloRaymond MoberlyAutomatic Eureka Generator
tiny DataEhsan Ebrahimzadeh