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8:30 Continental Breakfast
Source Coding and Compression Codes for Distributed Storage Physical Layer Methods and Models Biological Data Analysis Information Theory in the Real World Signal and Image Processing
Chair: Neri Merhav, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Chair: Anxiao Jiang, Texas A&M Chair: Steven Weber, Drexel Chair: William Bialek, Princeton University Chair: Farzad Farnoud, University of Virginia Chair: Laura Balzano, University of Michigan
9:00 Gaussian multiterminal source coding through the lens of logarithmic loss
Thomas Courtade*, UC Berkeley
Codes for Storage with Queues for Access
Emina Soljanin*, Bell Labs
Multi-slope path loss models for wireless communications: SINR and asymptotics
Xinchen Zhang, Qualcomm; Jeffrey Andrews*, UT Austin
Physics-based Modeling, Sparsity and Persistent Homology for Clinical and Preclinical Analytics
Dimitris Metaxas*, Rutgers
Universal laws and architectures in brains, nets, grids, bodies, cells, bugs, and zombies
John Doyle*, Caltech
Combining non-linear measurements with low-dimensional signal structures
Yaniv Plan*, University Of British Columbia; Roman Vershynin, University Of Michigan
9:20 Sub-Nyquist Sampling Achieves Optimal Rate-Distortion
Andrea Goldsmith*, Stanford
Exact Repair for Distributed Storage Systems: Partial Characterization via New Bounds
Soheil Mohajer*, University Of Minnesota; Ravi Tandon, Virginia Tech
Mark Iwen*, Michigan State
Mahdi Zamanighomi, Iowa State University; Mostafa Zamanian, Iowa State University; Michael Kimber, Iowa State University; Zhengdao Wang*, Iowa State University
Balaji Prabhakar*, Stanford
Set mapping induced image perceptual similarity distance
En-Hui Yang*, University Of Waterloo; Xiang Yu, University Of Waterloo; Jin Meng, University Of Waterloo
9:40 Compressing for an audience of decompression algorithms
Brendan Juba, WUSTL; Adam Kalai*, Microsoft; Sanjeev Khanna ; Madhu Sudan, Microsoft
Twin-code framework for secure distributed storage
Ninoslav Marina*, HE-ARC, University of Information Science & Technology
Asynchronous Distributed Differential Modulation
Hamid Jafarkhani*, UC Irvine
Statistical methods for analysis of longitudinal local field potential brain data
Lawrence Carin*, Duke
Age of Information under Energy Replenishment Constraints
Tan Bacinoglu, METU; Elif T. Ceran, Imperial College London; Elif Uysal-Biyikoglu*, METU
Henry Baidoo-Williams, University of Iowa; Raghu Mudumbai*, University of Iowa; Er-wei Bai, University of Iowa; Soura Dasgupta, University of Iowa
10:00 Break
Channel Structure and Analysis Codes and Networks Graphs and Algorithms Information Theory in Neuroscience and Biology Active and Semi-Supervised Learning Methods in Communication Networks
Chair: Daniela Tuninetti - UIC, UIC Chair: Emina Soljanin, Rutgers Chair: Osman Yagan, CMU Chair: Dimitris Metaxas, Rutgers University Chair: Karthik Sridharan, Cornell University Chair: Mai Vu, Tufts University
10:15 Settling a Conjecture by Lapidoth, Shamai and Wigger (and an ITA open problem) on the Collapse of the DoF of the MISO BC
Arash Gholamidavoodi, UC Irvine; Syed Jafar*, UC Irvine
Sum-networks from combinatorial designs: construction and capacity analysis
Ardhendu Tripathy, Iowa State; Aditya Ramamoorthy*, Iowa State
Making the Most of Your Samples
Zhiyi Huang, University Of Hong Kong; Yishay Mansour, Tel Aviv University; Tim Roughgarden*, Stanford
Diversity of biologically-inspired duplication systems
Farzad Farnoud*, Caltech; Moshe Schwartz, Ben Gurion University; Siddharth Jain, Caltech; Jehoshua Bruck, Caltech
Active Regression
Sivan Sabato*, Ben Gurion University; Remi Munos, INRIA Lille
Integrating user-assisted partial-decode-forward relaying in cellular networks
Hussain ElKotby, Tufts University; Mai Vu*, Tufts University
10:35 Phase Transition in a Sequence-Structure Channel
Abram Magner, Purdue; Daisuke Kihara, Purdue; Wojtek Szpankowski*, Purdue
Some results on two forms of erasure-correction coding for packet radio networks
Siddhartha Borkotoky, Clemson University; Michael Dowling, Clemson University; Michael Pursley, Clemson University
Spectral Embedding of k-Cliques, Graph Partitioning and k-Means
Pranjal Awasthi, Princeton; Moses Charikar*, Princeton; Ravishankar Krishnaswamy, Columbia; Ali Kemal Sinop, UC Berkeley
Predictive information in the neural code
William Bialek*, Princeton
Learning with Fredholm Kernels
Mikhail Belkin*, Ohio State
The Benefit of Proactive Serving in User Delay Reduction
Shaoquan Zhang, CUHK; Longbo Huang, Tsinghua University; Minghua Chen*, CUHK; Xin Liu, UC Davis
10:55 Control Capacity
Gireeja Ranade*, UC Berkeley; Anant Sahai
Error floor analysis of coded slotted ALOHA
Mikhail Ivanov, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden; Fredrik Brannstrom*, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden; Alexandre Graell i Amat, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden; Petar Popovski, Aalborg University
On Asymptotically Exact Probability of k-Connectivity in Random Key Graphs Intersecting Erdős–Rényi Graphs
Jun Zhao, CMU; Osman Yagan*, CMU; Virgil Gligor, CMU
Curves of maximum bits/joule for Gamma and GIG neurons
Toby Berger*, University Of Virginia; William Levy, University Of Virginia; Mustafa Sungkar, University Of Virginia; Jie Xing, University Of Virginia
Label Complexity of Graph-Based Semi-Supervised Learning
Aamir Anis, USC; Aly El Gamal, USC; Salman Avestimehr*, USC; Antonio Ortega, USC
Dynamic Pricing and Proactive Caching for P2P Mobile Networks
Hesham El Gamal*, Ohio State
11:15 Break
11:30 Entropyneur: The True Tale of Six Entropy Enterprises

A play starring Meir Feder, Andrea Goldsmith, Nagraj Kashyap, Rajiv Laroia, Balaji Prabhakar, Nambi Seshadri, and Andrew Viterbi (Watch )

12:30 Catered lunch
1:30 Plenary: Comparison lemmas - from Slepian to non-smooth optimization, Babak Hassibi, Caltech (Watch )
Chair: Rob Calderbank
2:30 Break
Foundations of Signal Processing Polar Codes Estimation and Prediction Interference Alignment and Mitigation Learning and Signal Processing Information-Theoretic Caching
Chair: Martin Vetterli, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne Chair: Alexandre Graell i Amat, Chalmers Chair: Yonatan Kaspi, UC San Diego Chair: Syed Jafar, UC Irvine Chair: Yaniv Plan, University of British Columbia Chair: Antonia Maria Tulino, Bell Labs & UNINA
2:40 Making the most of each photon in depth and reflectance imaging
Vivek Goyal*, BU
Recent results on Reed-Muller codes, polar codes and their cousins
Emmanuel Abbe*, Princeton
Optimal estimation of entropy and other properties via best polynomial approximation
Yihong Wu*, University Of Illinois; Pengkun Yang, University Of Illinois
Hierarchical Blind Interference Alignment for K-user MISO Broadcast Channels
Jungwoo Lee*, Seoul National University; Heecheol Yang, Seoul National University; Wonjae Shin, Seoul National University
Improved Robust PCA using low-rank denoising with optimal singular value shrinkage
Raj Rao Nadakuditi*, University Of Michigan; Brian Moore, University Of Michigan; Jeff Fessler, University Of Michigan
Caching for video streaming: an information-theoretic view
Urs Niesen*, Qualcomm; Mohammad Maddah-Ali, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
3:00 Detecting dynamics hidden in noise: Understanding phase transitions via statistical physics methods
Ameya Agaskar, Harvard; Yue Lu*, Harvard
Binary kernel matrices of maximum exponents of polar codes of dimensions up to sixteen
Hsien-Ping Lin, UC Davis; Shu Lin, UC Davis; Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar*, UC Davis
On distributed estimation of a Gaussian random vector
Alireza Sani, University of Central Florida; Mojtaba Shirazi, University of Central Florida; Azadeh Vosoughi*, University of Central Florida
Compute-and-forward with channel steering for the Gaussian X channel
Sriram Vishwanath*, University Of Texas; Muryong Kim, University Of Texas
Learning from decentralized private data with applications to neuroimaging
Anand Sarwate*, Rutgers
Information theoretic caching: the single-user case
Chien-Yi Wang, EPFL; Sung Hoon Lim, EPFL; Michael Gastpar*, EPFL
Ingrid Daubechies*, Duke
Zigzag-bounded polarized constructions
Ilya Dumer*, UC Riverside
On Optimal Rates for Individual Sequence Prediction
Alexander Rakhlin*, UPenn; Karthik Sridharan, Cornell
Interference mitigation using device-to-device links
Seyed Arvin Ayoughi, University Of Toronto; Wei Yu*, University Of Toronto
Local convergence of an algorithm for subspace identification with missing data
Laura Balzano*, UM Ann Arbor; Stephen Wright, UW Madison
Information theoretic caching: The two-user case
Chien-Yi Wang, EPFL; Sung Hoon Lim*, EPFL; Michael Gastpar, EPFL
3:40 Euclidean Distance Matrices: A Short Walk Through Theory, Algorithms and Applications
Ivan Dokmanic, EPFL; Reza Parhizkar, EPFL; Juri Ranieri, EPFL; Martin Vetterli*, EPFL
Polar Decoding with Unreliable Memories
Alexios Balatsoukas-Stimming, EPFL; Andreas Burg*, EPFL
The generalized finite alphabet independent component analysis (ICA) and its applications
Amichai Painsky, Tel Aviv University; Saharon Rosset, Tel Aviv University; Meir Feder*, Tel Aviv University

Distributed Kalman filtering with quantized sensing states
Di Li, Texas A&M; Soummya Kar, CMU; Shuguang Cui*, Texas A&M

4:00 Break
Channel Capacity LDPC Codes and Lattices Search and Mismatch Decoding MIMO Channels Detection and Estimation in Learning
Chair: Thomas Courtade, UC Berkeley Chair: Shu Lin, UC Davis Chair: Yuval Kochman, Hebrew University Chair: Sriram Vishwanath, UT Austin Chair: Anand Sarwate, Rutgers
4:15 Capacity of erasure channels with constraint coding and feedback.
Oron Sabag, Ben Gurion University; Haim Permuter*, Ben Gurion University; Navin Kashyap, Indian Institute Of Science
LDPC Ensembles that Universally Achieve Capacity under BP Decoding: A Simple Derivation
Uri Erez*, Tel Aviv University; Anatoly Khina, Tel Aviv University; Yair Yona, UC Los Angeles
Searching with Measurement Dependent Noise
Yonatan Kaspi*, UC San Diego; Ofer Shayevitz, Tel Aviv University; Tara Javidi, UC San Diego
The Pathwise MIMO Interfering Broadcast Channel
Wassim Tabikh, EURECOM; Dirk Slock*, EURECOM; Yi Yuan-Wu, Orange Labs
Yang Liu, University Of Michigan; Mingyan Liu*, University Of Michigan

4:35 A new VC-dimension-based outer bound for the zero-error capacity of the binary adder channel
Ofer Shayevitz*, Tel Aviv University; Or Ordentlich, Tel Aviv University
On the relationship between lifting factor and girth for quasi-cyclic (3,L) LDPC codes based on complete protographs
Sudarsan V. S. Ranganathan, UC Los Angeles; Dariush Divsalar, UC Los Angeles; Richard Wesel*, UC Los Angeles
A counter-example to the mismatched decoding converse for binary-input discrete memoryless channels
Jonathan Scarlett, EPFL; Anelia Somekh-Baruch*, Bar-Ilan University; Alfonso Martinez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain; Albert Guillén i Fŕbregas, ICREA and Universitat Pompeu Fabra Spain
The secrecy capacity of compound MIMO Gaussian wiretap channels
Rafael Schaefer*, Princeton; Sergey Loyka, University Of Ottawa
Min-Max Optimal Rates for Mixed Regression with Two Components
Yudong Chen, UC Berkeley; Xinyang Yi, UT Austin; Constantine Caramanis*, UT Austin

4:55 A sphere-decoding approach to calculate the capacity of sparse ISI channels
Giorgio Taricco*, Politecnico Di Torino; Joseph Boutros, Texas A&M Qatar
Shaping high-dimensional lattice codes with group structure
Brian Kurkoski*, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Successive nearest-neighbor decoding and new capacity lower bounds for noncoherent fading channels
Adriano Pastore*, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
Layered sources transmission with multiple antennas
Seok-Ho Chang*, Dankook Univ.; Jaehyun Ahn, Dankook Univ.; Sang-Hyo Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univ.; Oh-Soon Shin, Soongsil University
Nonparametric Detection of Anomalous Structures via Kernel Mean Embedding
Shaofeng Zou, Syracuse; Yingbin Liang*, Syracuse; H. Vincent Poor, Princeton

5:15 Break
Capacity Theorems Protograph-Based LDPC Codes Sampled Gaussian Channels and Sparse-Graph Codes Cellular Communications Online Learning
Chair: Sennur Ulukus, University of Maryland Chair: Pascal Vontobel, Chinese University of Hong Kong Chair: Geert Leus, TU Delft Chair: Jeffrey Andrews, UT Austin Chair: Huy Nguyen, UC Berkeley
5:35 The acoustic channel and delay: a tale of capacity and loss
Yashar Aval, Northeastern University; Sarah Kate Wilson*, Santa Clara University; Milica Stojanovic, Northeastern University
Protograph-Based Raptor-Like LDPC Codes for the Binary Erasure Channel
Dariush Divsalar*, JPL/Caltech; Kasra Vakilinia, UCLA; Richard Wesel, UCLA
Sampling theorems for continuous-time Gaussian channels
Xianming Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Guangyue Han*, University Of Hong Kong
Delay minimizing user association in cellular networks via hierarchically well-separated trees
Jeffrey Wildman, Drexel University; Yusuf Osmanioglu, Drexel University; Steven Weber*, Drexel University; Ali Shokoufandeh, Drexel University
A correctness result for online robust PCA or online sparse + low-rank matrix recovery
Namrata Vaswani*, Iowa State

5:55 Information Theoretic Capacity of the Energy Harvesting Communication Channel with Finite Battery
Dor Shaviv, Stanford; Phan-Minh Nguyen, Stanford; Ayfer Ozgur*, Stanford
An Unnoticed Strong Connection Between Algebraic-Based and Protograph-Based LDPC Codes, Part-I: Binary Case and Interpretation
Juane Li, UC Davis; Keke Liu, UC Davis; Shu Lin*, UC Davis; Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, UC Davis; William Ryan, Zeta Associates
A FRESH view on capacity of sampled Gaussian channels
Eunae Lee, POSTECH Korea; Joon Ho Cho*, POSTECH Korea
Energy-efficient fractional frequency reuse techniques for cellular wireless systems
Kemal Davaslioglu, UC Irvine; Cemil Can Coskun, UC Irvine; Ender Ayanoglu*, UC Irvine
Relaxations: Deriving Online Learning Algorithms
Karthik Sridharan*, Cornell

6:15 Minimax Optimal Rates for Poisson Inverse Problems with Physical Constraints
Xin Jiang, University Of Wisconsin; Garvesh Raskutti, University Of Wisconsin; Rebecca Willett*, University Of Wisconsin
An Unnoticed Strong Connection Between Algebraic-Based and Protograph-Based LDPC Codes, Part II: Code Construction
Juane Li, UC Davis; Keke Liu, UC Davis; Shu Lin, UC Davis; William Ryan*, Zeta Associates; Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, UC Davis
Capacity-Approaching Sparse-Graph Code for Compressive Phase Retrieval
Ramtin Pedarsani, UC Berkeley; Kangwook Lee, UC Berkeley; Kannan Ramchandran*, UC Berkeley
HetNets: How to find the SIR distribution (with) ASAPPP
Martin Haenggi*, University Of Notre Dame
Belief Flows for Robust Online Learning
Pedro Ortega, UPenn; Koby Crammer, Technion; Daniel Lee*, UPenn

6:35 Zzzz
8:30 Continental Breakfast
MIMO for 5G Algebraic Coding Theory Detection, Estimation, and Signal Processing Delay Constrained Communication Queuing and Networks Compressed Sensing and Clustering
Chair: Robert Heath, UT Austin Chair: P Vijay Kumar, IISc & USC Chair: Mesrob Ohannessian, TTIC Chair: Aditya Mahajan, McGill University Chair: Zhiying Wang, UCI Chair: Galen Reeves, Duke
9:00 “Cell-Free Massive MIMO: Uniformly Great Service For Everyone!”
Alexei Ashikhmin*, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; Erik G. Larsson, Linköpings University; Thomas L. Marzetta, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; Hien Quoc Ngo, Linköpings University; Hong Yang, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
Yet another variation on minimal linear codes
Gerard Cohen*, Telecom ParisTech; Sihem Mesnager, University Paris 8; Hugues Randriam, Telecom ParisTech
Quickest Transient Change-Detection: Finding a Needle in a Haystack with a Minimum Number of Observations
Venkat Chandar, DE Shaw; Aslan Tchamkerten*, Telecom ParisTech
On approaching optimal mappings in zero-delay communication
Mustafa Mehmetoglu, UC Santa Barbara; Emrah Akyol, UIUC; Kenneth Rose*, UC Santa Barbara
VIP: Joint Dynamic Forwarding and Caching in Named Data Networks
Edmund Yeh*, Northeastern University; Tracey Ho, Caltech; Ying Cui, MIT; Michael Burd, Caltech; Ran Liu, Northeastern University; Derek Leong, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Finding globally optimal k-means clusterings through convex relaxation
Rachel Ward*, UT Austin
9:20 Load Modulated Massive MIMO: A New Hardware Concept to Reduce Cost, Size, and Amplifier Back-off
Ralf Müller, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg; Mohammad Ali Sedaghat, NTNU; Georg Fischer, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
New contributions of additive combinatorics to coding theory
Gilles Zémor*, Bordeaux University
Offline Voice Activity Detector Using Speech Supergaussianity
Ivan Tashev*, Microsoft Research
Semidefinite Programming Approach to Gaussian Sequential Rate-Distortion Trade-offs
Takashi Tanaka*, MIT; Kwang-Ki Kim, Georgia Tech; Pablo Parrilo, MIT; Sanjoy Mitter, MIT
Queued cross-bar network models for replication and coded storage systems
Ulric Ferner, BCG; Parastoo Sadeghi*, ANU; Neda Aboutorab, ANU; Muriel Medard, MIT
Limits on Support Recovery with Probabilistic Models: An Information-Spectrum Approach
Jonathan Scarlett*, EPFL; Volkan Cevher, EPFL
9:40 Channel estimation and hybrid combining for mmWave: phase shifters or switches?
Roi Mendez-Rial, University of Vigo; Cristian Rusu, University of Vigo; Ahmed Alkhateeb, UT Austin; Nuria Gonzalez-Prelcic*, University of Vigo; Robert W. Heath Jr., UT Austin
Some comments about upper bounds on the minimum distance of codes for general distances
Marco Dalai*, University of Brescia
Superresolution of Mutually Interfering Signals
Yuejie Chi*, Ohio State; Yuanxin Li, Ohio State
Real-Time Streaming over Erasure Channels: The Price of Perfect Prediction
Farrokh Etezadi, University Of Toronto; Ashish Khisti*, University Of Toronto; Jun Chen, McMaster University
Queueing with redundant requests: Exact analysis
Kristen Gardner, CMU; Sam Zbarsky, CMU; Mor Harchol-Balter*, CMU; Alan Scheller-Wolf, CMU
Locating outliers in large matrices with adaptive compressive sampling
Xingguo Li, University Of Minnesota; Jarvis Haupt*, University Of Minnesota
10:00 Full-Dimension MIMO for LTE-Advanced and 5G
Young-Han Nam, Samsung; Md Saifur Rahman, Samsung; Yang Li, Samsung; Gang Xu, Gary; Eko Onggosanusi, Samsung; JiYun Seol, Samsung; Jianzhong Zhang*
On Z_m-linear codes and elementary symmetric functions
Luca Tallini, University of Taramo, Italy; Bella Bose*, Oregon State
[Jayadev Acharya]
Jayadev Acharya*, UC San Diego; Alon Orlitsky, UC San Diego; Ananda Suresh, UC San Diego; Himanshu Tyagi, Indian Institute Of Science
Jhelum Chakravorty, McGill; Aditya Mahajan*, McGill
A cooperative-communication protocol to support control over wireless
Vasuki Swamy, UC Berkeley; Sahaana Suri, UC Berkeley; Gireeja Ranade, UC Berkeley; Paul Rigge, UC Berkeley; Matthew Weiner, UC Berkeley; Bora Nikolic, UC Berkeley; Anant Sahai*, UC Berkeley
Compressive modeling of stationary autoregressive processes
Georg Kail, Delft University Of Technology; Geert Leus*, Delft University Of Technology
10:20 Break
Massive MIMO Spatially Coupled Coding Learning Representations Information-Theoretic Secrecy New Frontiers in Wireless Communications Optimization and Compressed Sensing
Chair: Ralf Muller, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg Chair: Henry Pfister, Duke University Chair: Mikhail Belkin, Ohio State Chair: Lifeng Lai, UC Davis Chair: Alexei Ashikhmin, Bell Labs Chair: Jarvis Haupt, University of Minnesota
10:35 Compressive Sensing based Pilot Reduction Technique for Massive MIMO Systems
Byonghyo Shim*, Seoul National University; Jun Won Choi, Hanyang University
On spatially-coupled turbo-like codes
Saeedeh Moloudi, Lund University; Michael Lentmaier, Lund University; Alexandre Graell i Amat*, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden
Learning sparse polynomials and graph sketching using coding theory
Murat Kocaoglu, UT Austin; Karthikeyan Shanmugam, UT Austin; Alex Dimakis*, UT Austin; Adam Klivans, UT Austin
Secure Broadcasting of a Common Message with Independent Secret Keys
Rafael Schaefer, Princeton; Ashish Khisti, University Of Toronto; Vincent Poor, Princeton
Low power analog-to-digital conversion in mmWave systems: Impact of resolution and bandwidth on performance
Oner Orhan, NYU; Elza Erkip*, NYU; Sundeep Rangan, NYU
The benefits of nonconvex optimization for compressed sensing
Galen Reeves*, Duke
10:55 4D resource scheduling for energy efficient transmission in massive MIMO environments
Yong-Hwan Lee*, Seoul National University; YongSeok Byun, Seoul National University; Hyung-Keon Kim, Seoul National University
On the analysis of spatially-coupled counter braids
Eirik Rosnes*, Simula Research Laboratory Norway; Alexandre Graell i Amat, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden
Learning a hidden basis through imperfect measurements: an algorithmic primitive
Mikhail Belkin, Ohio State; Luis Rademacher*, Ohio State; James Voss, Ohio State
Polar codes for the broadcast channel with confidential messages and constrained randomization
Rémi Chou, Georgia Tech; Matthieu Bloch*, Georgia Tech
HARQ Buffer Management: An Information-Theoretic View
Osvaldo Simeone*, NJIT; Wonju Lee, Korea Advanced Institute Of Science; Joonhyuk Kang, Korea Advanced Institute Of Science; Sundeep Rangan, NYU-Poly; Petar Popovski, Aalborg University
A totally unimodular view of structured sparsity
Volkan Cevher*, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
11:15 Asymptotic throughput analysis of massive M2M access
Andrea Zanella, University Of Padova; Andrea Biral, University Of Padova; Michele Zorzi*, University Of Padova
Spatially-coupled low-density parity check codes: Zigzag-window decoding and code-family design considerations.
Shadi Abu-Surra*, Samsung Research America - Dallas; Eran Pisek, Samsung Research America - Dallas; Rakesh Taori, Samsung Research America - Dallas
Maximally informative representations for complex data
Greg Ver Steeg*, USC; Aram Galstyan, USC
Secret Key Agreement with Rate-Limited Communication among Three Nodes
Paul Cuff*, Princeton; Jingbo Liu, Princeton; Sergio Verdu, Princeton
In vivo wireless communications and networking
Gabiel Arrobo, University Of South Florida; Thomas Ketterl, University Of South Florida; Yang Liu, University Of South Florida; Chao He, University Of South Florida; Richard Gitlin, University Of South Florida
Stable Super-Resolution of Positive Sources
Veniamin Morgenshtern*, Stanford; Emmanuel Candes, Stanford
Performance Analysis of Punctured Spatially Coupled LDPC Code Ensembles
David Mitchell, Notre Dame; Michael Lentmaier, Lund University; Ali Pusane, Bogazici University; Daniel Costello*, Notre Dame
An open problem in sparse polynomial learning
Alekh Agarwal, MSR NYC; Alina Beygelzimer, Yahoo Research; Daniel Hsu, Columbia; John Langford, MSR NYC; Matus Telgarsky*, University Of Michigan
Undetected Communication over a DMC
Ligong Wang*, CNRS; Gregory Wornell, MIT; Lizhong Zheng, MIT
Interference in finite-sized highly dense millimeter wave networks
Kiran Venugopal, UT Austin; Matthew Valenti, West Virginia University; Robert Heath*, UT Austin
Relative Entropy Relaxations for Signomial Optimization
Venkat Chandrasekaran*, Caltech; Parikshit Shah, University Of Wisconsin
11:55 Boxed lunch
12:20 101 Reasons to study information theory: Joerg Kliewer, Andrea Montanari, Venkatesh Saligrama, Emina Soljanin

Entrypreneur: Start propelling your propositions to products - Joao Barros, Vinith Misra, Nagraj ,Devavrat Shah, Sriram Vishwanath (Watch )

1:30 Plenary: The next best code, Ruediger Urbanke, EPFL (Watch )
Chair: Dave Forney
2:30 Break
MIMO Degrees of Freedom Index Coding Unsupervised Learning and Clustering Secrecy and Privacy Coding for Interactive Communication New Directions in Compressed Sensing
Chair: Rafael Schaefer, Technische Universität Berlin Chair: Young-Han Kim, UC San Diego Chair: Matus Telgarsky, UIUC Chair: Matthieu Bloch, Georgia Tech Chair: Leonard Schulman, California Institute of Technology Chair: Yuejie Chi, Carnegie Mellon University
2:40 On the DoF of the MIMO interference channel with a relay
Daniela Tuninetti, University Of Illinois Chicago
Lattice Index Coding
Emanuele Viterbo*, Monash University; Lakshmi Natarajan, Monash University; Yi Hong, Monash University
Learning Minimal Latent Directed Information Polytrees
Negar Kiyavash*, UIUC
Joint subspace design: optimizing a tradeoff between security and privacy in biometric systems
Adina Goldberg, University Of Toronto; Stark Draper*, University Of Toronto
List and Unique Coding for Interactive Communication in the Presence of Adversarial Noise
Mark Braverman, Princeton; Klim Efremenko*, UC Berkeley
Information guided sequential sensing
Yao Xie*, Georgia Tech; Sebastian Pokutta, Georgia Tech; Gabor Braun, Georgia Tech
3:00 Degrees of Freedom for MxN User X-Channel with Synergistic Alternating CSIT
Young-Sik Moon, Seoul National University; Jaehong Kim, Seoul National University; Jong-Seon No*, Seoul National University; Dong-Joon Shin, Hanyang University
Results On Pliable Index Coding
Sid Brahma, EPFL; Christina Fragouli*, UC Los Angeles
On the stability of collaborative dictionary learning
Waheed Bajwa*, Rutgers
On the Simulatability Condition in Key Generation Over a Non-authenticated Public Channel
Wenwen Tu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Lifeng Lai*, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Coding for Multi-Party Protocols
Abhishek Jain, Johns Hopkins; Yael Tauman Kalai*, Microsoft; Allison Lewko, Columbia
Doubly sparse compressed sensing
Grigory Kabatiansky*, IITP RAS; Serge Vladuts, Aix-Marseille University, France; Cedric Tavernier, Assystem, France
3:20 Linear Degrees of Freedom of Two-User MIMO Broadcast Channels with Reconfigurable Antennas in the Absence of CSIT
Minho Yang, Yonsei University; Sang-Woon Jeon*, Andong National University; Dong Ku Kim, Yonsei University
On linear index coding from graph homomorphism perspective
Javad B. Ebrahimi*, CUHK; Mahdi Jafari Siavoshani, Sharif University Of Technology

Privacy on hypothesis testing in smart grids
Zuxing Li, Royal Institute Of Technology; Tobias Oechtering*, Royal Institute Of Technology
The adversarial noise threshold for distributed protocols
William Hoza, Caltech; Leonard Schulman*, Caltech
Sub-linear Time Compressed Sensing using Sparse-Graph Codes
Xiao Li, UC Berkeley; Sameer Pawar, UC Berkeley; Kannan Ramchandran, UC Berkeley
3:40 Break
Security for MIMO Channels Coding for Memories Decoding Techniques and Analysis Topics in Information Theory Concentration, Synchronization, and Teleportation Algorithms and Computation
Chair: Ashish Khisti, University of Toronto Chair: Sarit Buzaglo, UC San Diego Chair: Aditya Ramamoorthy, Iowa State University Chair: Ofer Shayevitz, Tel Aviv University Chair: Tobias Oechtering, Royal Institute of Technology Chair: Shuo Han, University of Pennsylvania
3:55 Exact Secure Degrees of Freedom of One-Hop Wireless Networks with No Eavesdropper CSI
Sennur Ulukus*, University Of Maryland
On data spreading applications to non-volatile memories
Borja Peleato*, Purdue; Tianqiong Luo, Purdue
Inside staircase codes: understanding iterative thresholds via analysis of the decoding information flow
Dmitry Trukhachev*, Dalhousie; Lei Zhang, University Of Toronto; Frank Kschischang, University Of Toronto
Reduction and a Relational View of Information Theory
Michelle Effros*, Caltech; Michael Langberg, University Of Buffalo
Synchronization of Phase-coupled Oscillators with Plastic Coupling Strength
Kevin Tang*, Cornell; Andrey Gushchin, Cornell; Enrique Mallada, Caltech; Ao Tang, Cornell
Iterative Convex Regularization via Early Stopping
Lorenzo Rosasco*, University of Genoa, IIT-MIT
4:15 Secure Degrees of Freedom for the MIMO Wiretap Channel with a Multiantenna Cooperative Jammer
Aylin Yener*, Penn State
Fault-Resilient Decoders and Memories made of Unreliable Components
Bane Vasic*, University Of Arizona; Predrag Ivanis, University of Belgrade; Srdjan Brkic , University of Belgrade; Vida Ravanmehr, University Of Arizona
List decoding of rank-metric codes
Chaoping Xing*, NTU
On Secure State Estimation
Suhas Diggavi*, UC Los Angeles
Tight concentration inequalities for missing and rare symbols
Anna Ben-Hamou, Unversity of Paris, Diderot; Stéphane Boucheron, University of Paris, Diderot; Mesrob Ohannessian*, UC San Diego
Information Complexity for Number-In-Hand Multiparty Computation
Mark Braverman, Princeton; Rotem Oshman*, Tel Aviv University
4:35 How different is security with massive MIMO?
C. Emre Koksal*, Ohio State; Ozan Basciftci, Ohio State
Codes for Partially Stuck-at Memory Cells
Antonia Wachter-Zeh, Technion; Eitan Yaakobi*, Technion
List recovery of expander codes
Brett Hemenway, UPenn; Mary Wootters*, CMU
On Gaussian zero delay coding and energy-distortion tradeoff
Erman Koken, UC Riverside; Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London; Ertem Tuncel*, UC Riverside
Quantum teleportation using hyper entangled states
Ankur Raina, Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore India; Shayan Garani*, Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore India
Computing on a budget : Algorithm development for a new architecture
Rathinakumar Appuswamy*, IBM Almaden; Myron Flickner, IBM Almaden; Dharmendra Modha, IBM Almaden
4:55 A new take at MIMO secrecy proofs
Anatoly Khina, Tel Aviv University; Yuval Kochman*, Hebrew University; Ashish Khisti, University Of Toronto
Similarity Calculations in Resistive Memories
Yuval Cassuto*, Technion; Koby Crammer, Technion
Analysis of Taylor-Kuznetsov Memory using One-Step Majority Logic Decoder.
Elsa Dupraz, ETIS ENSEA/UCP/CNRS; David Declercq*, ETIS ENSEA/UCP/CNRS; Bane Vasic, University Of Arizona
Cardinality bounds via Lagrange duality
Amir Ingber*, Yahoo; Tsachy Weissman, Stanford
MCTS for stochastic and partial information decision problems
Bardia Behabadi, Qualcomm; Radhika Gowaikar, Qualcomm; Nicholas Bertrand, Georgia Tech; Christopher Lott*, Qualcomm

5:15 Break
Good Codes and Polarization New Directions in Coding Theory Detection and Search Short-Length Communication Biological Communication Systems
Chair: Osvaldo Simeone, King's College London Chair: Alex Dimakis, UT Austin Chair: Amir Ingber, Yahoo! Labs Chair: Oliver Kosut, Arizona State Chair: Urbashi Mitra, USC
5:35 I-MMSE Features of Good Codes
Shlomo Shamai*, Technion
Symmetric Product Codes
Henry Pfister*, Duke; Santosh Emmadi, Texas A&M; Krishna Narayanan, Texas A&M
Group testing under sum observations for heavy hitter detection
Chao Wang, UC Davis; Qing Zhao*, UC Davis; Chen-Nee Chuah, UC Davis
Short message noisy network coding with rate splitting
Ivana Maric*, Ericsson Research; Dennis Hui, Ericsson Research; Song-Nam Hong, Ericsson Research; Giuseppe Caire, TU Of Berlin
A Framework for Molecular Communication
Chris Rose*, Rutgers; I. Saira Mian, University College, London

5:55 The structure of polarized channels
Naveen Goela*, Qualcomm
Is there a new way to correct errors
Anxiao Jiang*, Andrew; Jehoshua Bruck, Caltech
Signal Detection on Graphs
Venkatesh Saligrama*, BU
Short-packet communications with multiple antennas: transmit diversity, spatial multiplexing, and channel estimation overhead
Giuseppe Durisi*, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden; Tobias Koch, University Carlos III De Madrid; Johan Östman, HKUST; Yury Polyanskiy, MIT; Wei Yang, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden
Results on Molecular Communication via Ligand Receptors: Capacity and Rate Distortion
Arash Einolghozati, Georgia Tech; Faramarz Fekri*, Georgia Tech

6:15 Privacy-Constrained Lossy Compression Based on Polar Codes
Joerg Kliewer*, NJIT; Osvaldo Simeone, NJIT
Codes for Erasure Correction with Local and Global Properties
Mario Blaum*, IBM Research
Universal Scheme for Optimal Search and Stop
Sirin Nitinawarat*, Qualcomm; Venugopal V. Veeravalli, University Of Illinois
Short Block Length Codes for Multiple Access Channels
Tolga M. Duman*, Bilkent University and Arizona State University; Ayca Ozcelikkale, Chalmers University Of Technology Sweden
Decoding Complex Behavior: The Multiple Scale Analysis of Bacteria Population Dynamics
Paul Bogdan*, USC

6:35 Zzzzz
7:00 Memorial for Alireza Seyedi at The La Jolla Room of the Shores Hotel
8:30 Continental Breakfast
Shannon Theory Local Repairable Codes Learning Latent Variable Models Sequential Learning Lattices and Their Applications Wireless Communications
Chair: Shlomo Shamai, Technion Chair: Salim El Rouayheb, Rutgers Chair: Anima Anandkumar, Caltech Chair: Sirin Nitinawarat, Qualcomm Chair: Emanuele Viterbo, Monash University Chair: ,
9:00 $alpha$-mutual information
Sergio Verdú*, Princeton
Generalized locality of locally repairable codes for wireless distributed storage systems
Jung-Hyun Kim, Yonsei University; Hong-Yeop Song*, Yonsei University
Towards Distributed Algorithm for Minimal Matching over a General Graph
Michael Chertkov*, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jinwoo Shin, Korea Advanced Institute Of Science
Extreme nonparametrics in time-series analysis
Daniil Ryabko*, INRIA Lille
Integer codes and lattice packings by cubes of sidelength k
Ulrich Tamm*, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
A perspective on 5G wireless communications
Byung Yi*, InterDigital Communications LLC
9:20 On Model-Code Separation and Inferential Decoding in Compression
Ying-zong Huang, MIT; Gregory Wornell*, MIT
New results on LRC codes
Itzhak Tamo*, Tel Aviv University
Predictive belief representations in graphical models
Geoffrey Gordon*, CMU
Learning density ratios for sequential inferences
Diyan Teng, Ohio State; Emre Ertin*, Ohio State
Spectral thinning in GLD lattices
Joseph J. Boutros*, Texas A&M Qatar; Nicola di Pietro, Texas A&M Qatar; Yu-Chih Huang, Texas A&M
Turning Memory into Bandwidth via Wireless Caching: Fundamental Limits and Practical Challenges
Antonia Maria Tulino*, Bell Labs ; Mingyue Ji, USC; Karthikeyan Shanmugam, University Of Texas; Jaime Llorca, Bell Labs; Giuseppe Caire, University of Berlin
9:40 Are there informational limits to creativity?
Lav Varshney*, University Of Illinois
On partial maximum recoverable codes with locality
S.B. Balaji ; Birenjith Sasidharan ; Gaurav K. Agarwal, Indian Institute Of Science; P Vijay Kumar*, Indian Institute of Science and USC
Tensor methods for discriminative learning
Anima Anandkumar*, UC Irvine
Learning a Sequence of Slowly Varying Tasks
Craig Wilson, University Of Illinois; Venu Veeravalli*, University Of Illinois
Lattice based WOM coding, airplane boarding and spacetime geometry
Eitan Bachmat*, Ben Gurion University
Optimizing spread-stealth tradeoff for wireless malware
Saswati Sarkar*, UPenn; Soheil Eshghi, UPenn; Santosh Venkatesh, UPenn
10:00 Break
10:15 Graduation-Day Talks
Machine Learning Information and Coding Theory Estimation and Prediction Applications Communication and Networks Computer Science
Chair: Sanjoy Dasgupta, UC San Diego Chair: Sergio Verdú, Princeton University Chair: Ken Clarkson, IBM Research - Almaden Chair: Kannan Ramchandran, UC Berkeley Chair: Elza Erkip, NYU Chair: Anna Gal, University of Texas at Austin
10:15 Scaling Social Search - PageRank Estimation for Large Networks
Peter Lofgren, Stanford; Siddhartha Banerjee*, Stanford; Ashish Goel, Stanford; Seshadri C, UC Santa Cruz
Advanced channel coding techniques for wireless networks
Lele Wang*, UC San Diego
Robust Estimation of Sparse Time-Varying Signals
Adam Charles*, Georgia Tech; Christopher Rozell, Georgia Tech
Phylogenetic inference from multiple genes: Tradeoffs between quality and quantity of data
Gautam Dasarathy*, CMU; Elchanan Mossel, UPenn; Robert Nowak, UW Madison; Sebastien Roch, UW Madison
Structural elements of interference management
Hua Sun*, UC Irvine; Syed Jafar, UC Irvine
From information to exact communiaction
Mark Braverman, Princeton; Ankit Garg, Princeton; Denis Pankratov, Princeton; Omri Weinstein*, Princeton
10:35 [CANCELED]
Brian Lois*, Iowa State; Namrata Vaswani, Iowa State
A Simple Algebraic Construction of Binary and Nonbinary Quasi-Cyclic LDPC Codes
Juane Li*, UC Davis
Why and how to estimate mutual information?
Kartik Venkat*, Stanford
Listening to distances and hearing shapes: Inverse problems in room acoustics and beyond
Ivan Dokmanic*, EPFL; Martin Vetterli, EPFL
Heterogeneous networks with feedback: fundamental limits and insights
Jinyuan Chen*, Stanford
Reduced-order Design for Smart Grids via Clustering
Mahnoosh Alizadeh*, Stanford; Anna Scaglione, Arizona State; Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford
10:55 Error rate bounds and iterative weighted majority voting for crowdsourcing
Hongwei Li*, UC Berkeley; Bin Yu, UC Berkeley
Families of combinatorial channels from partially ordered sets
Daniel Cullina*, UIUC; Negar Kiyavash, UIUC
Approximating Spherical Gaussian Mixtures
Jayadev Acharya, MIT; Ashkan Jafarpour, UC San Diego; Alon Orlitsky, UC San Diego; Ananda Suresh*, UC San Diego
Finding objects through suspicious coincidences in low-level vision
Phillip Isola*, MIT; Daniel Zoran, MIT; Dilip Krishnan, Google; Edward Adelson, MIT
Multi-Layer Precoding: A Potential Solution for Full-Dimensional Massive MIMO Systems
Ahmed Alkhateeb*, UT Austin; Geert Leus, Delft University Of Technology; Robert W. Heath Jr., UT Austin
Differentially private distributed constrained optimization
Shuo Han*, UPenn; Ufuk Topcu, UPenn; George Pappas, UPenn
11:15 Parameter estimation: cracking incomplete data
Khaled Refaat*, UC Los Angeles; Arthur Choi, UC Los Angeles; Adnan Darwiche, UC Los Angeles
Erasure/list random coding error exponents are not universally achievable
Wasim Huleihel*, Technion; Nir Weinberger, Technion; Neri Merhav, Technion
Sparse Inverse Covariance Estimation for a Million Variables
Cho-Jui Hsieh*, UT Austin; Matyas Sustik, Walmart Lab; Inderjit Dhillon, UT Austin; Pradeep Ravikumar, UT Austin; Russell Poldrack, Stanford
Provably Delay Efficient Data Retrieving in Storage Clouds
Yin Sun*, Ohio State; Zizhan Zheng, UC Davis; Emre Koksal, Ohio State; Kyu-Han Kim, HP Labs; Ness Shroff, Ohio State
On the age of information in status update systems with packet management
Maice Costa*, University Of Maryland College Park; Marian Codreanu, University of Oulu; Anthony Ephremides, University Of Maryland College Park
Multi-manifold modeling in non-Euclidean spaces
Xu Wang*, University Of Minnesota; Konstantinos Slavakis, University Of Minnesota; Gilad Lerman, University Of Minnesota
11:35 Community detection in networks: fundamental limits and efficient algorithms
Yudong Chen, UC Berkeley; Bruce Hajek, UIUC; Yihong Wu, UIUC; Jiaming Xu*, UIUC
Convex geometric tools in information theory
Varun Jog*, UC Berkeley
Improving Prediction By Exploiting Source Similarity with Its Application to Cyber Security
Yang Liu*, University Of Michigan; Mingyan Liu, University Of Michigan
On simulation models for molecular communication systems
Adam Noel*, University Of British Columbia; Karen C. Cheung, University Of British Columbia; Robert Schober, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
Modeling and Analysis of Cascading Failures in Cyber-Physical Systems
Ali Eslami*, Texas A&M; Junshan Zhang, Arizona State; Robert Calderbank, Duke; Shuguang Cui, Texas A&M
Guarantees for resistive embedding based spectral clustering
Pranjal Awasthi*, Princeton; Moses Charikar, Princeton; Ravishankar Krishnaswamy, Microsoft; Ali Kemal Sinop, UC Berkeley
12:00 Catered lunch

Graduation-Day posters

12:00 Sketching and embedding information theoretic distances.
Amirali Abdullah*, University Of Utah; Ravi Kumar, Google; Andrew McGregor, U Mass.; Sergei Vassilvitskii, Google; Suresh Venkatasubramanian, University Of Utah
Tighter low-rank approximation via sampling the leveraged element(Watch )
Srinadh Bhojanapalli*, UT Austin; Prateek Jain, Microsoft; Sujay Sanghavi, UT Austin
Customizable Algorithm for Data Scheduling in Long Term Evolution Networks (Watch )
Jahyr Gonçalves Neto*, University Of Campinas - Unicamp; Max Henrique Machado Costa, University Of Campinas - Unicamp; Paulo Augusto Valente Ferreira, University Of Campinas - Unicamp; Fabbryccio Akkazzha Chaves Machado Cardoso, CPqD
Universal outlier hypothesis testing(Watch )
Yun Li*, University Of Illinois; Sirin Nitinawarat, Qualcomm; Venugopal Veeravalli, University Of Illinois
Unified scaling of polar codes: error exponent, scaling exponent, moderate deviations, and error floors
Marco Mondelli*, EPFL; Seyed Hamed Hassani, ETH; Ruediger Urbanke, EPFL
Reliable Inference from Unreliable Agents(Watch )
Aditya Vempaty*, Syracuse; Lav Varshney, UIUC; Pramod Varshney, Syracuse
12:00 File updates under random/arbitrary insertions and deletions
Qiwen Wang*, CUHK; Viveck Cadambe, Penn State; Sidharth Jaggi, CUHK; Moshe Schwartz, Ben Gurion University; Muriel Médard, MIT
Sequential multiple description coding for computing
Chien-Yi Wang*, EPFL; Sung Hoon Lim, EPFL; Michael Gastpar, EPFL
Repeated endogenous matching
Yuanzhang Xiao*, UC Los Angeles; Florian Dörfler, ETH; Mihaela van der Schaar, UC Los Angeles
New matrix decompositions for Gaussian communication networks
Anatoly Khina*, Tel Aviv University
New constrained information inequalities and applications(Watch )
Tarik Kaced*, CUHK; Andrei Romashchenko, CNRS; Nikolai Vereshchagin, Moscow State University
ADMM decoding of multipermutation codes: from geometries to algorithms
Xishuo Liu*, University Of Wisconsin; Stark Draper, University Of Toronto
12:00 A Clean Slate Design for Secure Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks
Jonathan Ponniah*, Texas A&M; Yih-Chun Hu, University Of Illinois; P.R Kumar, Texas A&M
A Proof of Threshold Saturation for Spatially-Coupled Codes on BMS Channels
Santhosh Kumar*, Texas A&M; Andrew Young, MIT; Nicolas Macris, EPFL; Henry Pfister, Duke
FrogWild! – Fast PageRank approximations on graph engines(Watch )
Ioannis Mitliagkas*, UT Austin; Michael Borokhovich, UT Austin; Alexandros G. Dimakis, UT Austin; Constantine Caramanis, UT Austin
Optimal load-side control for frequency regulation in smart grids
Enrique Mallada*, Caltech; Changhong Zhao, Caltech; Steven H. Low, Caltech
Lower Bounds on Multi-version Code for Distributed Storage
Zhiying Wang*, Stanford; Viveck Cadambe , Penn State
Multi-source Multi-sink Networks: Rate Regions, Codes, Computations, & Forbidden Minors
Congduan Li*, Drexel University; Steven Weber, Drexel University; John Walsh, Drexel University
12:00 Coding Schemes for Distributed Storage and Distributed Function Computation
Vadlamani Lalitha*, Indian Institute Of Science
Free Energy and the Generalized Optimality Equations for Sequential Decision Making
Pedro A. Ortega*, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Braun, Max Planck Institute For Intelligent Systems
Stochastic variational inference for hidden Markov models
Nicholas Foti*, University Of Washington; Jason Xu, University Of Washington; Dillon Laird, University Of Washington; Emily Fox, University Of Washington
Discrete inputs in Gaussian interference networks: performance analysis and approximate optimality(Watch )
Daniela Tuninetti, University Of Illinois Chicago; Natasha Devroye , University Of Illinois Chicago; Alex Dytso*, University Of Illinois Chicago
Leveraging sparsity and low rank for big data(Watch )
Morteza Mardani*, University Of Minnesota; Georgios B. Giannakis, University Of Minnesota
On the analysis and the design of complex networks: fundamental limits, algorithms, and applications
Soheil Feizi*, MIT
12:00 On the Optimal Rate of Caching and Coded Multicasting with Random Demands
Mingyue Ji*, USC; Antonia Tulino, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent; Jaime Llorca, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent; Giuseppe Caire, TU Of Berlin
Secure State Estimation under Sensor Attacks: A Satisfiability Modulo Theory Solving Approach(Watch )
Yasser Shoukry*, UC Los Angeles; Pierluigi Nuzzo, UC Berkeley; Alberto Puggelli, UC Berkeley; Alberto L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, UC Berkeley; Sanjit A. Seshia ; Paulo Tabuada, UC Los Angeles
Performance of Rateless Codes in Wireless Adhoc Networks(Watch )
Amogh Rajanna*, University Of Minnesota; Itsik Bergel, Bar-Ilan University; Mos Kaveh, University Of Minnesota
Error propagation in gossip-based distributed particle filters
Syamantak Datta Gupta*, McGill; Mark Coates, McGill; Michael Rabbat, McGill
Opportunistic Multi-Channel Access in Heterogeneous Networks with Renewable Energy Supplies(Watch )
Hang Li*, Texas A&M; Shuguang Cui, Texas A&M
Complementary Lattice Arrays
Jie Ding*, Harvard; Vahid Tarokh, Harvard
12:00 Covariance estimation from extremely compressed samples
Akshay Krishnamurthy*, CMU; Martin Azizyan, CMU; Aarti Singh, CMU
Random intersection graphs and their applications in security, wireless communication, and social networks
Jun Zhao*, CMU; Osman Yagan, CMU; Virgil Gligor, CMU
Prototype of Virtual Full Duplex via Rapid On-Off-Division Duplex(Watch )
Zhen Tong*, University Of Notre Dame; Martin Haenggi, University Of Notre Dame
Coordinated Multi-Point Joint Transmission in Cellular Networks(Watch )
Guy Grebla*, Columbia; Berk Birand, Columbia; Peter van de Ven, CWI The Netherlands; Gil Zussman, Columbia
Multidimensional Manhattan Sampling and Reconstruction(Watch )
Matthew Prelee*, University Of Michigan; David Neuhoff, University Of Michigan
Free Lunches and Computation-Statistics Tradeoffs for High-Dimensional Two Sample Testing
Aaditya Ramdas*, CMU; Sashank Reddi, CMU; Aarti Singh, CMU; Larry Wasserman, CMU; Barnabas Poczos
12:00 Feedback-based Rateless Coding with Nonuniform Selection Distribution
Morteza Hashemi*, BU; Ari Trachtenberg, BU
A Topic Modeling Approach for Ranking
Weicong Ding*, BU
Interactive quantization for distributed function computation
Bradford Boyle*, Drexel University; John MacLaren Walsh, Drexel University; Steven Weber, Drexel University
On the Transmission of a Bivariate Gaussian Source Over the Gaussian Broadcast Channel With Feedback
Yonathan Murin, Ben Gurion University; Yonatan Kaspi, UC San Diego; Ron Dabora, Ben Gurion University; Deniz Gunduz, Imperial College London
Learning tractable probabilistic models
Mathias Niepert*, University Of Washington; Pedro Domingos, University Of Washington
Empirical Dynamic Programming
Dileep Kalathil*, UC Berkeley; Rahul Jain, USC; Vivek Borkar, IIT; William Haskell, NUS
12:00 Knowledge Transfer using Latent Variable Models
Ayan Acharya*, UT Austin
Sparsity-ambiguity trade-offs in sparse blind deconvolution(Watch )
Sunav Choudhary*, USC; Urbashi Mitra, USC
Large-Scale MIMO Versus Network MIMO for Multicell Interference Mitigation (Watch )
Kianoush Hosseini*, University Of Toronto; Wei Yu, University Of Toronto; Raviraj Adve, University Of Toronto
Information-theoretic metrics for security and privacy
Flavio Calmon*, MIT
Streaming of Markov sources over burst erasure channels(Watch )
Farrokh Etezadi*, University Of Toronto; Ashish Khisti, University Of Toronto
Quantized Estimation of Gaussian Sequence Models in Euclidean Balls
Yuancheng Zhu*, University Of Chicago; John Lafferty, University Of Chicago
12:00 Directed Information Trees for Seizure Focus Detection
Nima Soltani*, Stanford; Rui Ma, UC San Diego; Todd Coleman, UC San Diego; Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford
From trees to seeds: on the inference of the seed from large random trees(Watch )
Sebastien Bubeck, Microsoft; Ronen Eldan, University Of Washington; Elchanan Mossel, UPenn; Miklos Racz*, UC Berkeley
A unified approach for network information theory (Watch )
Si-Hyeon Lee*, University Of Toronto; Sae-Young Chung, KAIST
Discrimination on the Grassmann manifold: fundamental limits of subspace classifiers
Matthew Nokleby*, Duke; Miguel Rodrigues, University College London; Robert Calderbank, Duke
Interactive hypothesis testing with communication constraints
Yu Xiang*, UC San Diego; Young-Han Kim, UC San Diego
The likelihood encoder with applications to lossy compression and secrecy
Eva Song*, Princeton; Paul Cuff, Princeton; Vincent Poor, Princeton
12:00 Improved Distributed Principal Component Analysis
Maria-Florina Balcan, CMU; Vandana Kanchanapally, Georgia Tech; Yingyu Liang*, Princeton; David Woodruff, IBM
Batch Codes through Dense Graphs without Short Cycles(Watch )
Alexandros G. Dimakis, UT Austin; Anna Gal, UT Austin; Ankit Singh Rawat*, UT Austin; Zhao Song, UT Austin




2:00 Plenary: High-throughput cortex exploration - Christof Koch, The Allen Institute (Watch )
Chair: Terry Sejnowski
3:00 Break
3:10 Relief + ITAVision (Watch )
4:10 Break
5:00 Two banquets (advance registration required for both)

Reception and Banquet at the Marine Room, and Banquerrito at the Forum

8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Plenary: Differential privacy and false discovery control, Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft (Watch )
Chair: Daniele Micciancio
10:00 Break
Differential Privacy Universal Compression and Denoising Learning and Statistical Analysis Privacy and Statistics Direction, Orientation, and Localization Learning Theory
Chair: Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research Chair: Yonatan Kaspi, UC San Diego Chair: Gregory Valiant, Stanford Chair: Kamalika Chaudhuri, UC San Diego Chair: Giacomo Como, Lund University Chair: Joydeep Ghosh, University of Texas at Austin
10:10 Analyze Gauss: Optimal Bounds for Privacy-Preserving Principal Component Analysis
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft; Kunal Talwar* ; Abhradeep Thakurta, Yahoo; Li Zhang, Google
Asymptotically optimum minimax $f$-divergence risk
Sudeep Kamath*, Princeton; Alon Orlitsky, UC San Diego
Preserving Statistical Validity in Adaptive Data Analysis
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft; Vitaly Feldman, IBM; Moritz Hardt*, IBM; Toni Pitassi, University Of Toronto; Omer Reingold, Weizmann Institute; Aaron Roth, UPenn
A Data Processing Inequality for Differential Privacy with Applications.
Sewoong Oh*, UIUC; Peter Kairous, UIUC; Pramod Viswanath, UIUC
A Blind Nonparametric Non-line of Sight Bias Model for Accurate Localization
Howard Huang, Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent; Fernando Perez-Cruz*, Bell Labs (Alcatel-Lucent
On the inductive bias of dropout
Dave Helmbold, UC Santa Cruz; Phil Long*, Microsoft
10:30 Explicit maximally recoverable codes with locality
Parikshit Gopalan*, Microsoft; Cheng Huang, Microsoft; Bob Jenkins, Microsoft; Sergey Yekhanin, Microsoft
Universal Denoising and Approximate Message Passing
Dror Baron*, NC State
Tradeoffs in large scale learning: statistical accuracy vs. numerical precision
Sham Kakade*, Microsoft Research
Privacy and statistical risk: formalisms and minimax bounds
John Duchi*, Stanford
Noise spatial correlation and receive superdirectivity in wireless channels
Wonseok Jeon, KAIST; Sae-Young Chung*, KAIST
Sample complexity bounds on differentially private learning via communication complexity
Vitaly Feldman*, IBM Almaden; David Xiao, CNRS, Universite Paris 7
10:50 How to Verify Computations without Reexecuting Them
Guy Rothblum*, Stanford
New results on universal one-to-one codes and universal guesswork
Ahmad Beirami*, Duke
Towards instance optimal testing and learning
Gregory Valiant*, Stanford; Paul Valiant, Brown University
Privacy-utility tradeoffs for time-series
Nadia Fawaz*, Technicolor; Murat Erdogdu, Stanford
Orientation-Awareness and Wireless Systems
Jean-Francois Chamberland*, Texas A&M; Gregory Huff, Texas A&M; Daniel Tunon, Texas A&M
Individualized Rank Aggregation using Nuclear Norm Regularization
Yu Lu, Yale; Sahand Negahban*, Yale
11:10 Private empirical risk minimization beyond the worst case: the effect of the constraint set geometry
Kunal Talwar ; Abhradeep Thakurta, Yahoo; Li Zhang*, Google
On Horizon-Dependence and Universal Source Coding of Coin Flips
Teemu Roos*, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Computational implications of reducing data to sufficient statistics
Andrea Montanari*, Stanford
The Sketching Complexity of Graph Cuts
David Woodruff*, IBM Research - Almaden
Locating Contagion Sources in Networks with Partial Timestamps
Kai Zhu, Arizona State; Zhen Chen, Arizona State; Lei Ying*, Arizona State
Learning with information constraints
Ohad Shamir*, Weizmann Institute of Science
11:30 Break
Open Problems Error Exponents and Probability Startegy and Games Large-Scale Learning Resource Allocation and Association Matrix Completion and Big Data
Chair: Emre Telatar, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne Chair: Pierre Moulin, UIUC Chair: Emrah Akyol, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chair: Ohad Shamir, Weizmann Institute Chair: Jean-Francois Chamberland, Texas A&M Chair: Urbashi Mitra, USC
Exact random coding exponents for the wiretap channel model: authorized decoder and wiretapper
Neri Merhav*, Technion
The burden of risk aversion in selfish routing
Evdokia Nikolova*, University Of Texas; Nicolas Stier-Moses, Facebook
Large-scale Kernel Methods Match Deep Neural Networks
Fei Sha*, USC
Timely Data Compression: A Status Updating Problem
Roy Yates*, Rutgers; Jing Zhing, Rutgers
Exploration-Exploitation: a low rank matrix completion solution and performance bounds
Urbashi Mitra*, USC; Sunav Choudhary, USC
Analytical bounds on the average error probability for Nakagami fading channels
Gholamreza Alirezaei, RWTH Aachen University; Rudolf Mathar*, RWTH Aachen University
Information Theoretic Games with Secrecy Constraints
Ruijie Xu, Northwestern; Hao Ge, Northwestern; Randall Berry*, Northwestern
Massive data summarisation on the fly
Amin Karbasi*, Yale
Near-optimal user-cell association schemes for real-world networks
Yonglong Zhang, USC; Dilip Bethanabhotla, USC; Tianyu Hao, USC; Konstantinos Psounis*, USC
Low-rank methods to address the big data issues in the synchrophasor measurements in the power system
Meng Wang*, RPI; Pengzhi Gao, RPI; Joe H. Chow, RPI; Scott Ghiocel, RPI; Bruce Fardanesh, New York Power Authority; George Stefopoulos, New York Power Authority
Does $ell_q$-minimization ($q<1$) outperform $ell_1$-minimization?
Le Zheng, Beijing Institute of Tech.; Arian Maleki*, Columbia; Xiaodong Wang, Columbia
Strategic Compression and Transmission of Information
Emrah Akyol*, UIUC; Cedric Langbort, UIUC; Tamer Basar, UIUC
Scalable variational inference for a generative model of astronomical images
Jon McAuliffe*, UC Berkeley; Jeffrey Regier, UC Berkeley; Ryan Adams, Harvard; Matthew Hoffman, Adobe Research; Dustin Lang, CMU; David Schlegel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Prabhat, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Shared versus proprietary allocation of intermittent spectrum resources
Randy Berry, Northwestern; Mike Honig, Northwestern; Thanh Nguyen, Purdue; Vijay Subramanian*, University Of Michigan; Rakesh Vohra, UPenn
Carlos Gomez-Uribe*, Netflix, Inc.
12:45 Boxed lunch

Lunchtime presentation: Market Design, Alvin Roth, Stanford (Watch )
Chair: Atila Abdulkadiroglu

Matching-Based Market Design Multiple Access Channels Sketching as a Tool for Numerical Linear Algebra Ranking in Learning Communications and Security Computation and Algorithm Design
Chair: Aranyak Mehta, Google Research Chair: Ravi Tandon, University of Arizona Chair: David Woodruff, IBM Research - Almaden Chair: Moritz Hardt, Google Chair: Vijay Subramanian, University of Michigan Chair: Hulya Seferoglu, UIC
2:15 Recent developments in kidney exchange(Watch )
Alvin Roth*, Stanford
Quasi-selectors and their applications to conflict resolutions in multiple-access channels
Annalisa De Bonis, Universitŕ Di Salerno; Ugo Vaccaro*, Universitŕ Di Salerno
Optimal CUR Matrix Decompositions
Christos Boutsidis*, Yahoo; David Woodruff, IBM
Fundamental limits of top-K ranking
Yuxin Chen, Stanford; Changho Suh*, Korea Advanced Institute Of Science
Rethinking Competitive Ratio: A Case Study of WiFi Offloading
Han Deng, Texas A&M; I-Hong Hou*, Texas A&M
Pipelining for Accuracy in Randomized Digital Computation
Marc Riedel*, University Of Minnesota
2:35 Online Matching and Ad Allocation
Aranyak Mehta*, Google Research
Universal Erasure and List decoding for Multiple Access Channels
Pierre Moulin*, UIUC
Single pass spectral sparsification in dynamic streams
Michael Kapralov*, IBM T.J Watson; Yin-Tat Lee, MIT; Cameron Musco, MIT; Christopher Musco, MIT; Aaron Sidford, MIT
Monotonic Retargeting: A General Framework for Ranking at Scale
Joydeep Ghosh*, University Of Texas; Sreangsu Acharyya, University Of Texas
Direct Information Exchange in the Presence of Malicious Clients
Muxi Yan, Texas A&M; Alex Sprintson*
Strongly Rayleigh Measures and Applications in Algorithm Design
Amin Saberi*, Stanford
2:55 Simple Auctions with Simple Strategies
Nikhil Devanur*, Microsoft; Jamie Morgenstern, CMU; Vasilis Syrgkanis, Microsoft; Matt Weinberg, Princeton
The capacity region of the K-user multiple-access channel with general message sets: a unified view
Mahesh Varanasi*, University Of Colorado Boulder; Henry Romero, University Of Colorado Boulder
Sketching for M-Estimators: A Unified Approach to Robust Regression
Ken Clarkson*, IBM Research - Almaden; David Woodruff, IBM Almaden
Learning from pairwise comparisons
Mark Davenport*, Georgia Tech
Reliable and secure communication over multi-path networks: A "complete" characterization
Qiaosheng Zhang, CUHK; Swanand Kadhe, Texas A&M; Mayank Bakshi, CUHK; Sidharth Jaggi*, CUHK; Alex Sprintson, Texas A&M
Network Newton
Alejandro Ribeiro*, UPenn
3:15 School choice
Atila Abdulkadiroglu*, Duke
Uncoordinated massive multiple access - a coding theoretic perspective
Krishna Narayanan*, Texas A&M; Henry Pfister, Duke; Sriharsha Madala, Texas A&M; Avinash Vem, Texas A&M
Subspace embeddings and learning applications
Haim Avron, IBM T.J Watson; Jelani Nelson, Harvard; Huy Nguyen*, UC Berkeley; David Woodruff, IBM Almaden
Learning Mixture of Ranking Models
Pranjal Awasthi, Princeton; Avrim Blum, CMU; Or Sheffet*, Harvard; Aravindan Vijayaraghavan, NYU
Correlation Clustering Revisited
Olgica Milenkovic*, UIUC; Gregory Puleo, UIUC
The Power of Asymmetry in Binary Hashing
Behnam Neyshabur, TTI Chicago; Yury Makarychev, TTI Chicago; Russ Salakhutdinov, University Of Toronto; Nathan Srebro*, TTI Chicago
3:35 Break
Computational Creativity Multiuser Information Theory Machine Learning in Practice High-Dimensional Learning New Frontiers in Wireless Networks Estimation and Learning
Chair: Lav Varshney, UIUC Chair: Bobak Nazer, Boston University Chair: Ameet Talwalkar, UC Los Angeles Chair: Pradeep Ravikumar, CMU Chair: Sae-Young Chung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology Chair: Or Sheffet, Harvard University
3:50 Intelligent Narrative Generation: Creativity and Cognition
Mark Riedl*, Georgia Tech
Alignment based network coding for Two-Unicast-Z Networks
Viveck Cadambe*, Penn State; Weifei Zeng, MIT; Muriel Medard, MIT
Learning in Repeated Auctions
Kareem Amin, UPenn; Afshin Rostamizadeh*, Google; Umar Syed, Google
Elementary estimators for high-dimensional statistical models
Eunho Yang, IBM T.J Watson; Aurelie Lozano, IBM T.J Watson; Pradeep Ravikumar*, UT Austin
Spatiotemporal cooperation in heterogeneous networks
Paolo Minero*, University Of Notre Dame; Gaurav Nigam, University Of Notre Dame; Martin Haenggi, University Of Notre Dame
Consistency of maximum likelihood estimation for some dynamical systems
Sayan Mukherjee*, Duke; Kevin McGoff, Duke; Andrew Nobel, University of North Carolina; Natesh Pillai, Harvard
4:10 Pygmalion's mistake
Harold Cohen*, UC San Diego
Strong Converse Theorems for Classes of Multimessage Multicast Networks
Silas Fong, National University Of Singapore; Vincent Tan*, National University Of Singapore
Machine Learning in Apache Spark
Ameet Talwalkar*, UC Los Angeles
Inference in High-Dimensional Varying Coefficient Models
Mladen Kolar*, University Of Chicago; Damian Kozbur, ETH
Spectrum allocation in a many-cell heterogeneous network
Dongning Guo*, Northwestern; Michael Honig, Northwestern; Ermin Wei, Northwestern; Binnan Zhuang, Northwestern
Clustering multi-way data: A novel algebraic approach
Eric Kernfeld, University Of Washington; Misha Kilmer, Tufts University; Shuchin Aeron*, Tufts University
4:30 A Theory of Cognition based on Information Dynamics
Geraint Wiggins*, Queen Mary University of London
A Dichotomy of functions in distributed coding: An information spectral approach
Shigeaki Kuzuoka, Wakayama University; Shun Watanabe*, University of Tokushima
Optimistic Concurrency Control in the Design and Analysis of Parallel Learning Algorithms
Joseph Gonzalez*, UC Berkeley; Xinghao Pan, UC Berkeley; Stefanie Jegelka, MIT; Joseph Bradley, UC Berkeley; Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley
Stochastic Iterative Greedy Algorithms for Sparse Reconstruction
Nam Nguyen, MIT; Deanna Needell*, Claremont McKenna College; Tina Woolf, Claremont Graduate University
Cellular Communication in the Wideband Regime: Scaling Laws and Design Implications
Felipe Gomez-Cuba, University of Vigo; Sundeep Rangan*, NYU-Poly; Elza Erkip, NYU-Poly; Francisco Javier Gonzalez-Castano, University of Vigo
See-Through Imaging and Occupancy Estimation with RF Signals
Yasamin Mostofi*, UC Santa Barbara
4:50 Computational catalysts to the creative process: Applications
Krishna Ratakonda*, IBM Research
Interactive compression
Balthazar Bauer, Ecole Normale Superieure; Shay Moran, Technion; Amir Yehudayoff*, Technion
Landmarking Manifolds with Gaussian Processes
John Paisley*, Columbia
High dimensional variable selection: a decision theoretic approach
Oluwasanmi Koyejo, Stanford; Rajiv Khanna, University Of Texas; Joydeep Ghosh, University Of Texas; Russell Poldrack, Stanford
Throughput maximization under guaranteed dissemination coverage for VANET Systems
Yu-Yu Lin, UC Los Angeles; Izhak Rubin*, UC Los Angeles
A graph sampling perspective for semi-supervised learning
Aly El Gamal*, USC; Aamir Anis, USC; Salman Avestimehr, USC; Antonio Ortega, USC
5:10 Break
Market Analysis Network Information Theory Information Theory in Biology, Neuroscience, and Medicine Learning, Knowledge, and Networks Estimation, Learning and Scheduling in Networking Topics in Privacy
Chair: Sidharth Jaggi, CUHK Chair: Ada Poon, Stanford University Chair: Prakash Ishwar, Boston University Chair: Michael Neely, University of Southern California Chair: Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State
5:30 A Marketing Game: Consumer Choice and the Ising Model
Matt Reyes*, University Of Michigan
Network Equivalence for Arbitrarily Varying Channels
Oliver Kosut*, Arizona State; Joerg Kliewer, NJIT
Optimal haplotype phasing as convolutional decoding
David Tse*, Stanford
Game theoretic modeling of online knowledge creation in Wikipedia
S. Anand, NYU-Poly; Ofer Arazy, University of Alberta and University of Haifa; Narayan Mandayam*, Rutgers; Oded Nov, NYU-Poly
Contextual Bandits with Budget and Time Constraints
Huasen Wu, UC Davis; R. Srikant, UIUC; Xin Liu*, UC Davis; Chong Jiang, UIUC
Incentivizing privacy sensitive users to share data
Chong Huang, Arizona State; Lalitha Sankar*, Arizona State; Anand Sarwate, Arizona State
5:50 Unbalanced random matching markets: the stark effect of competition
Yashodhan Kanoria*, Columbia
Beyond cut-set bounds - the approximate capacity of D2D networks
Avik Sengupta, Virginia Tech; Ravi Tandon*, Virginia Tech
Integrated Neuro-circuits and Signal Processing
Zhi Yang*, NUS
Recurrent Neural Networks as Language Generators
Oriol Vinyals*, Google
Resilient distributed control of dynamical flow networks
Giacomo Como*, Lund University
Differentially Private Distributed Optimization
Shuo Han, University of Pennsylvania; Ufuk Topcu, University of Pennsylvania; George Pappas*, University of Pennsylvania
6:10 Electricity market analysis with demand response and fluctuation smoothing
Ermin Wei*, Northwestern; Azarakhsh Malekian, University Of Toronto; Asu Ozdaglar, MIT
Expanding the compute-and-forward framework
Bobak Nazer*, BU
How to power a pacemaker that is smaller than a grain of rice
Ada Poon*, Stanford
Towards solving ‘‘The Alien's Human Problem’’: An automated approach for learning both textual and visual knowledge maps from the Internet
Vwani Roychowdhury*, UC Los Angeles
Adaptive Spectrum Sensing, Estimation and Scheduling in Agile Networks exploiting Sparse Network Dynamics
Nicolo Michelusi*, USC
Local Differentially Private Protocols for Succinct Histograms
Raef Bassily*, Penn State; Adam Smith, Penn State
6:30 Zzzz
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Plenary: Efficient optimal strategies for online prediction, Peter Bartlett, UC Berkeley and Queensland University of Technology (Watch )
Chair: Lawrence Saul
10:00 Break
Source Coding - Good codes, Bounds, and Compressed Sensing Synchronization Codes Distributed and Dynamic Learning Optimization and Learning Networks with Self-Interested Users Applications of Information Theory
Chair: Yury Polyanskiy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chair: Parikshit Gopalan, Microsoft Research Chair: John Duchi, Stanford University Chair: Sujay Sanghavi, University of Texas at Austin Chair: Peter Marbach, University of Toronto Chair: Hans-Andrea Loeliger, ETH Zurich
10:10 The output distribution of good lossy source codes
Victoria Kostina*, Caltech
Synchronizing Files Under a Large Numer of Edits: Theory and Practice
Lara Dolecek*, UCLA; Nicolas Bitouze, UCLA; Frederic Sala, UCLA; Clayton Schoeny, UCLA
Clustering with Distributed Data: A Consensus+Innovations Approach
Soummya Kar*, CMU
Analysis and Design of Optimization Algorithms via Integral Quadratic Constraints
Ben Recht*, UC Berkeley; Laurent Lessard, UC Berkeley; Andrew Packard, UC Berkeley
Mean Field Games in Societal Networks
Srinivas Shakkottai*, Texas A&M
Fundamental Limits of Multi-Sample RNA-Seq
Sreeram Kannan*, University Of Washington; Lior Pachter, UC Berkeley; David Tse, Stanford
10:30 On the Renyi Divergence and Central Moments of the Log-Likelihood Ratio
Igal Sason*, Technion
Synchronization and Deduplication of Coded Data in Distributed Storage Systems
Salim El Rouayheb*, IIT; Sreechakra Goparaju, UCSD; Han Mao Kiah, UIUC; Olgica Milenkovic, UIUC
Big Tensor Subspace Learning for Dynamic MRI
Georgios B. Giannakis*, University Of Minnesota
Non-convex Robust PCA
Praneeth Netrapalli, Microsoft Research; U. Niranjan, UC Irvine; Sujay Sanghavi*, UT Austin; Anima Anandkumar, UC Irvine; Prateek Jain, Microsoft Research
Reputational learning and strategic network formation - a co-evolution approach
Mihaela van der Schaar*, UC Los Angeles; Simpson Zhang, UC Los Angeles
Can I Take a Peek? Continuous Monitoring of A/B Tests
Ramesh Johari*, Stanford; Leonid Pekelis, Stanford; David Walsh, Stanford
10:50 Universal compressed sensing of Markov sources
Shirin Jalali*, Princeton; H. Vincent Poor, Princeton
Interleaving Arrays for Insertion/Deletion or Reversal Error Correction
Hendrik Ferreira*, University of Johannesburg; Ling Cheng, University of Witwatersrand; KAS Abdel-Ghaffar, USA; Theo Swart, University of Johannesburg
Distributed learning for collaborative inference and decision making in multi-agent systems
John Baras*, University Of Maryland
Simple, Efficient and Neural Algorithms for Sparse Coding
Ankur Moitra*, MIT
Beyond sum of utilities: mechanism design for fair allocation
Abhinav Sinha, University Of Michigan; Achilleas Anastasopoulos*, University Of Michigan
Uncovering Structure in Neural Systems
Alyson Fletcher*, UC Santa Cruz; Jonathan Viventi, Duke; Sundeep Rangan, NYU-Poly
11:10 Break
Information Inequalities Constrained Coding Clustering Correlations (or the lack thereof) Information Theory and Statistics Channel Capacity and Estimation
Chair: Olivier Rioul, Telecom ParisTech Chair: Sreechakra Goparaju, UC San Diego Chair: Sham Kakade, University of Washington Chair: Dimitris Achlioptas, UC Santa Cruz Chair: Achilleas Anastasopoulos, University of Michigan Chair: Shirin Jalali, Nokia Bell Labs
11:25 Strong data-processing of mutual information: beyond Ahlswede and Gacs
Yury Polyanskiy*, MIT; Yihong Wu, UIUC
On the capacity and applications of codes with subblock constraints
Anshoo Tandon, National University Of Singapore; Mehul Motani*, National University Of Singapore; Lav Varshney, University Of Illinois
Incremental clustering: The case for extra clusters
Margareta Ackerman*, Florida State University; Sanjoy Dasgupta, UC San Diego
Correlation decay, Phase transitions, and Counting
Alistair Sinclair, UC Berkeley; Piyush Srivastava*, Caltech; Daniel Stefankovic, University Of Rochester; Yitong Yin, Nanjing University
Models, statistics and rates of binary correlated sources
Marco Martalň, University Of Parma; Riccardo Raheli*, University Of Parma
Capacity regions of broadcast packet erasure channels with feedback and memory
Michael Heindlmaier, TU Munich; Navid Reyhanian, University of Tehran; Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti*, TU Munich
11:45 Combinatorial properties for probabilistic conditional independence from non-Shannon information inequalities.
Michael O'Sullivan, San Diego State University
Block Codes for Two Dimensional Magnetic Recording
Hiroshi Kamabe*, Gifu University
K-clustering of Semi-Random graphs
Alexandra Kolla*, UIUC
Dynamics for the random-cluster model
Antonio Blanca, UC Berkeley; Alistair Sinclair*, UC Berkeley
Quickest Search over Networked Data
Ali Tajer*, RPI; Javad Heydari, RPI
Christian Schlegel*, Dalhousie University; Paul Dickson, Dalhousie University; Ali Bassam, Dalhousie University
Semiconstrained systems
Ohad Elishco, Ben Gurion University; Tom Meyerovitch, Ben Gurion University; Moshe Schwartz*, Ben Gurion University
The role of stubborn agents in social systems analysis
Anna Scaglione*, Arizona State; Hoi To Wai, Arizona State; Amir Leshem, Bar-Ilan University
The Lovász Local Lemma as a Random Walk
Dimitris Achlioptas*, UC Santa Cruz; Fotis Iliopoulos, UC Berkeley
Change-point detection for complex networks
Vasanthan Raghavan*, Qualcomm
Towards achieving the capacity of ergodic fading channels via lattice codes
Aria Nosratinia*, UT Dallas
12:25 Lunch
Sequential Decision Making and Games Message Passing Topics in Machine Learning Remote Sensing with Noise Stochastic Control and Communication Networks Sound, Camera, Video!
Chair: Tara Javidi, UC San Diego Chair: Lara Dolecek, UC Los Angeles Chair: Margareta Ackerman, San Jose State University Chair: Peter Gerstoft, UCSD Chair: Massimo Franceschetti, UC San Diego Chair: Tareq Al-Naffouri, KAUST
1:25 Active search with a cost for switching actions
Nidhin Vaidhiyan, Indian Institute Of Science; Rajesh Sundaresan*, Indian Institute Of Science
Applications of the Loop Calculus Transform
Pascal Vontobel*, CUHK
Subspace Clustering with Ordered Weighted L1 minimization
Ulas Ayaz*, Brown University
Environmental information from noise
Peter Gerstoft*, UC San Diego
Computing over unreliable communication networks
Nicola Elia*, Iowa State
Inverse Rendering using Color+Depth Camera
Ha Nguyen, EPFL; Minh Do*, University Of Illinois
1:45 Global games with noisy sharing of information
Behrouz Touri* ; Jeff Shama
Capacity-achieving sparse regression codes via approximate message passing decoding
Cynthia Rush, Yale; Adam Greig, Cambridge; Ramji Venkataramanan*, Cambridge
Correlation Clustering on Big Graphs
Dimitris Papailiopoulos*, UC Berkeley; Xinghao Pan, UC Berkeley; Benjamin Recht, UC Berkeley; Kannan Ramchandran, UC Berkeley; Michael I. Jordan, UC Berkeley
Clustering techniques applied to the human seismic footprint
Nima Riahi*, UC San Diego; Peter Gerstoft, UC San Diego
On Proactive Caching of Delay-Intolerant Data Service Demands
John Tadrous, Rice; Atilla Eryilmaz*, Ohio State
Generalized Compressive Interferometry for Optical Modal Analysis
George Atia*, University of Central Florida; Ayman Abouraddy, University of Central Florida; Davood Mardani, University of Central Florida
2:05 Asymmetric discounted games
Vijay Kamble, UC Berkeley; Jean Walrand*, UC Berkeley
Loopy Annealing Belief Propagation for vertex covers and matchings
Marc Lelarge*, INRIA
Pessimistic active learning using robust bias-aware prediction
Anqi Liu, University Of Illinois Chicago; Lev Reyzin*, University Of Illinois Chicago; Brian Ziebart, University Of Illinois Chicago
Earthquake Ground Motion Prediction using Seismic Noise
Marine Denolle*, UC San Diego
Device-centric cooperation in mobile networks
Hulya Seferoglu*, University Of Illinois Chicago; Yuxuan Xing, University Of Illinois Chicago
Adaptive video streaming over HTTP
Xiaoqi Yin, CMU; Vyas Sekar, CMU; Bruno Sinopoli*, CMU
2:25 A stochastic dynamic programming auction for channels with time-evolving valuations.
Alhussein Abouzeid*, RPI
Parametric Bilinear Generalized Approximate Message Passing
Phil Schniter*, Ohio State; Jason Parker, AFRL
Empirical Q-Value Iteration
Dileep Kalathil, UC Berkeley; Vivek Borkar, IIT; Rahul Jain*, USC
Source ranging in shallow water using the waveguide invariant and narrowband signals
Andrew Harms*, Duke; Andrew Young, Duke; Jeffrey Krolik, Duke
Heat-aware Transmission Strategies
Marco Levorato*, UC Irvine; Nalini Venkatasubramanian, UC Irvine; Nikil Dutt, UC Irvine

2:45 Break
Interference Channels Codes and Their Applications Unsupervised Learning Random Walks and Large Deviations Design and Operation of Societal Networks With or Without Sampling
Chair: Igal Sason, Technion ďż˝ Israel Institute of Technology Chair: Paul Siegel, UC San Diego Chair: Ankur Moitra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chair: Sudeep Kamath, Princeton University Chair: Mihaela van der Schaar, UC Los Angeles Chair: Andrew Harms, Duke University
3:00 Almost There - Corner Points of Gaussian Interference Channels
Olivier Rioul*, Telecom ParisTech; Max Costa, University Of Campinas - Unicamp
Codes for DNA sequence profiles
Han Mao Kiah, University Of Illinois; Gregory Puleo*, University Of Illinois; Olgica Milenkovic, University Of Illinois
Algorithms for Parameter Estimation in Mixture Models
Aditya Bhaskara*, Google
Random walks on de Bruijn graphs
Al Hales*, IDA Center for Communications Research
Real-time decentralized voltage control in distribution networks
Na Li*, Harvard
Control-based analog-to-digital conversion without sampling and quantization
Hans-Andrea Loeliger*, ETH; Georg Wilckens, ETH
3:20 An enhanced genie-based outer bound for interference channels
Sida Liu, CUHK; Chandra Nair*, CUHK; Lingxiao Xia, CUHK
Locality in secret sharing
Abhishek Agarwal, University Of Minnesota; Arya Mazumdar*, University Of Minnesota
Efficiently learning Ising models on arbitrary graphs
Guy Bresler*, MIT
Rocking in two by two: from Collatz-Wielandt to Donsker-Varadhan
Venkatachalam Anantharam, UC Berkeley; Vivek Borkar*, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Social Networks: A Research Vision and Initial Results
Peter Marbach*, University Of Toronto
Sub-Nyquist Detection and Estimation Using Equivalent-time Sampling
Tarig Ballal, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ; Tareq Al-Naffouri*, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
3:40 The Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in MIMO Interference Networks: Minimax Lagrangian Duality and Algorithm
Lijun Chen*, University Of Colorado Boulder; Seungil You, Caltech
Coded Caching under Arbitrary Popularity Distributions
Jinbei Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Xiaojun Lin*, Purdue; Xinbing Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Most Large Topic Models are Approximately Separable
Weicong Ding, BU; Prakash Ishwar*, BU; Venkatesh Saligrama, BU
On the distributions of some characteristics of random walks and related combinatorial identities
Kingo Kobayashi*, University Of Electro-Communications Tokyo; Mamoru Hoshi, University Of Electro-Communications Tokyo; Hiroyoshi Morita, University Of Electro-Communications Tokyo
Inter-operator Infrastructure Sharing in Future Wireless Networks
Luiz DaSilva*, Trinity College Dublin; Francesco Malandrino, Trinity College Dublin; Jacek Kibilda, Trinity College Dublin; Paolo Di Francesco, Trinity College Dublin
Fundamental Limits of Distributed Detection with Hierarchical Data Fusion
James Sharpnack*, UC San Diego
4:00 Break
Capacity Limits in Communications Communication Complexity Hidden Markov Models Topics in Computer Science Energy Harvesting Supervised Learning
Chair: Chandra Nair, CUHK Chair: Anup Rao, University of Washington Chair: Guy Bresler, MIT Chair: Aditya Bhaskara, University of Utah Chair: Na Li, Harvard University Chair: Giorgio Quer, Scripps Research Institute
4:15 Unified Capacity Limit of Non-coherent Wideband Fading Channels
Muriel Medard*, MIT
Information Complexity of Fundamental Communication Games
Amit Chakrabarti*, Dartmouth
Stochastic Variational Inference for Hidden Markov Models
Nicholas Foti, University Of Washington; Jason Xu, University Of Washington; Dillon Laird, University Of Washington; Emily Fox*, University Of Washington
Optimal Data-Dependent Hashing for Nearest Neighbors
Alexandr Andoni*, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley; Ilya Razenshteyn, MIT
Joint energy and spectral resource scheduling for energy-harvesting transmitters
Zhe Wang, Columbia; Vaneet Aggarwal, Purdue; Xiaodong Wang*, Columbia
Estimation with Norm Regularization
Arindam Banerjee*, University Of Minnesota; Sheng Chen, University Of Minnesota; Farideh Fazayeli, University Of Minnesota; Vidyashankar Sivakumar, University Of Minnesota
4:35 Almost Gaussian to Gaussian - Bounding differences of differential entropies
Max Costa*, University Of Campinas - Unicamp; Olivier Rioul, Telecom ParisTech
How to Compress Asymmetric Communication
Anup Rao*, University Of Washington
Minimax non parametric HMM estimation
Elisabeth Gassiat*, Universite Paris-Sud; Yohann De castro, Universite Paris-Sud; Claire Lacour, Universite Paris-Sud
Streaming and space efficient approximation algorithms for Subset Sum
Anna Gal*, UT Austin; Jing-Tang Jang, Google; Nutan Limaye, IIT Bombay; Meena Mahajan, Institute of Mathematical Sciences Chennai; Karteek Sreenivasaiah, Max Planck Institute for Informatics
Adaptive Sensing Scheduling for Energy Harvesting Sensors with Finite Battery
Jing Yang*, University of Arkansas; Xianwen Wu, University of Arkansas; Jingxian Wu, University of Arkansas
Learning Probability Distributions over Structured Spaces
Arthur Choi, UC Los Angeles; Guy Van den Broeck, KU Leuven; Adnan Darwiche*, UC Los Angeles
4:55 Physical-Layer Integrity in Cooperative Communications
Sang Kim*, Iowa State
Rectangles are Nonnegative Juntas
Mika Göös, University Of Toronto; Shachar Lovett, UC San Diego; Raghu Meka*, UC Los Angeles; Thomas Watson, University Of Toronto; David Zuckerman, UT Austin

Nearly optimal and deterministic sparse Hadamard transform
Mahdi Cheraghchi*, UC Berkeley; Piotr Indyk, MIT
Learning in Energy Harvesting Networks
Longbo Huang*, Tsinghua University
Adaptive collaborative filters
Onkar Dabeer*, TIFR
5:15 Farewell Bash