55th Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control, and Computing
October 3-6, 2017
Allerton Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, USA

2017 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton)
October 3-6, 2017, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, USA

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Last updated on October 10, 2017. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

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WeA1 Library
Distributed Storage I Invited Session
Chair: Mohajer, SoheilUniv. of Minnesota
Co-Chair: Duursma, IwanUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Duursma, IwanUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Mohajer, SoheilUniv. of Minnesota
08:30-08:50, Paper WeA1.1 
Efficient Data Access in Hybrid Cloud Storage (I)
Samy, IslamUniv. of Arizona
Koyluoglu, Onur OzanUniv. of California Berkeley
Rawat, Ankit SinghMassachusetts Inst. of Tech
08:50-09:10, Paper WeA1.2 
Correcting Bursty and Localized Deletions Using Guess & Check Codes (I)
Kas Hanna, SergeRutgers Univ
El Rouayheb, SalimRutgers Univ
09:10-09:30, Paper WeA1.3 
On the Service Capacity Region of Accessing Erasure Coded Content (I)
Aktas, Mehmet FatihRutgers Univ
Anderson, SarahUniv. of St. Thomas
Johnston, AnnPenn State
Joshi, GauriCarnegie Mellon Univ
Kadhe, SwanandTexas A&M Univ
Matthews, GretchenClemson
Mayer, CarolynUniv. of Nebraska-Lincoln
Soljanin, EminaRutgers Univ
09:30-09:50, Paper WeA1.4 
Universal Weakly Secure Minimum Storage Regenerating Codes for Distributed Storage (I)
Kadhe, SwanandTexas A&M Univ.
Sprintson, AlexTexas A&M Univ.
09:50-10:10, Paper WeA1.5 
Fundamental Limits of Dynamic Partial Sums: An Information Theoretic Perspective (I)
Tian, ChaoTexas A&M Univ.
Liu, TieTexas A&M Univ.
Shen, CongUniv. of Science and Tech. of China
WeA2 Solarium
Stochastic Analysis Regular Session
Chair: Wang, WeinaUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
08:30-08:50, Paper WeA2.1 
Fundamental Limits of Universal Variable-To-Fixed Length Coding of Parametric Sources
Iri, NematollahArizona State Univ
Kosut, OliverArizona State Univ
08:50-09:10, Paper WeA2.2 
Data-Driven Distributed Optimization Using Wasserstein Ambiguity Sets
Cherukuri, AshishETH Zurich
Cortes, JorgeUniv. of California San Diego
09:10-09:30, Paper WeA2.3 
Load Balancing in Hypergraphs
Delgosha, PayamUniv. of California, Berkeley
Anantharam, VenkatUniv. of California, Berkeley
09:30-09:50, Paper WeA2.4 
The Primal versus the Dual Ising Model
Molkaraie, MehdiETHZ
09:50-10:10, Paper WeA2.5 
On the Spectral Norms of Pseudo-Wigner and Related Matrices
Soloveychik, IlyaHarvard Univ
Tarokh, VahidHarvard Univ
WeA3 Butternut
Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks Regular Session
Chair: Magner, AbramUniv. of Illinois
08:30-08:50, Paper WeA3.1 
Integer-Forcing Architectures for Uplink Cloud Radio Access Networks
El Bakoury, IslamBoston Univ
Nazer, BobakBoston Univ
08:50-09:10, Paper WeA3.2 
Physical Layer Deep Learning of Encodings for the MIMO Fading Channel
O'Shea, TimothyVirginia Tech
Erpek, TugbaVirginia Tech
Clancy, CharlesVirginia Tech
09:10-09:30, Paper WeA3.3 
Joint Uplink-Downlink Cell Associations for Interference Networks with Local Connectivity
Singhal, ManikPurdue Univ
El Gamal, AlyPurdue Univ
09:30-09:50, Paper WeA3.4 
Half-Duplex Routing Is NP-Hard
Ezzeldin, YahyaUniv. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Cardone, MartinaUniv. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Fragouli, ChristinaUCLA
Tuninetti, DanielaUniv. of Illinois at Chicago
09:50-10:10, Paper WeA3.5 
The Multiple-Access Collision Channel without Feedback: Capacity Region and a Mutual Information Game
Vasconcelos, MarcosUniv. of Southern California
Mitra, UrbashiUniv. of Southern California
WeA4 Pine
Information Theory and Networks Regular Session
Chair: Perlaza, SamirPrinceton Univ
08:30-08:50, Paper WeA4.1 
Two-Transmitter Two-Receiver Channel with Confidential Messages
ZivariFard, HassanUniv. of Texas at Dallas
Bloch, MatthieuGeorgia Inst. of Tech
Nosratinia, AriaUniv. of Texas at Dallas
08:50-09:10, Paper WeA4.2 
Simultaneous Information and Energy Transmission in Gaussian Interference Channels with Feedback
Khalfet, NizarINRIA
Perlaza, SamirINRIA and Princeton Univ
09:10-09:30, Paper WeA4.3 
On Alpha-Decodability and Alpha-Likelihood Decoder
Liu, JingboPrinceton Univ
Cuff, PaulPrinceton Univ
Verdú, SergioPrinceton Univ
09:30-09:50, Paper WeA4.4 
Capacity of a Two-Way Function Multicast Channel
Shin, SeiyunETRI
Suh, ChanghoKAIST
09:50-10:10, Paper WeA4.5 
The Effect of Removing a Network Communication Edge: Group Network Codes
Wei, FeiSUNY at Buffalo
Langberg, MichaelSUNY at Buffalo
WeA5 Lower Level
Mathematical Challenges in Electric Power System Invited Session
Chair: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Co-Chair: Dominguez-Garcia, AlejandroUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Dominguez-Garcia, AlejandroUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
08:30-08:50, Paper WeA5.1 
Calculating and Calibrating a Persistence Measure for Use in Monitoring Power System Vulnerability (I)
Lesieutre, BernardUniv. of Wisconsin
Roy, SandipWashington State Univ
08:50-09:10, Paper WeA5.2 
The Impact of Load Models in an Algorithm for Improving Voltage Stability Via Demand Response (I)
Yao, MengqiUniv. of Michigan
Molzahn, Daniel K.Argonne National Lab
Mathieu, Johanna L.Univ. of Michigan
09:10-09:30, Paper WeA5.3 
Network-Cognizant Model Reduction of Grid-Tied Three-Phase Inverters (I)
Purba, VictorUniv. of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Jafarpour, SaberUniv. of California Santa Barbara
Johnson, Brian B.National Renewable Energy Lab
Bullo, FrancescoUCSB
Dhople, SairajUniv. of Minnesota
09:30-09:50, Paper WeA5.4 
Dynamic Matching for Distributed Energy Resources (I)
Qin, JunjieStanford Univ.
Mather, JonathanUC Berkeley
Rajagopal, RamStanford
Poolla, KameshwarUC Berkeley
Varaiya, VaraiyaUniv. of California, Berkeley
09:50-10:10, Paper WeA5.5 
Distributed Flow Balancing Over Unreliable Communication Links (I)
Rikos, Apostolos I.Univ. of Cyprus
Hadjicostis, ChristoforosUniv. of Cyprus
10:10-10:30, Paper WeA5.6 
Killing Death Spiral Softly with a Small Connection Charge (I)
Sun, TaoShanghai Jiao Tong Univ
Tong, LangCornell Univ
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Density Estimation and Property Testing Invited Session
Chair: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Co-Chair: Viswanath, PramodUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Organizer: Viswanath, PramodUniv. of Illinois
10:30-10:50, Paper WeB1.1 
Estimating Density Functionals (I)
Poczos, BarnabasCarnegie Mellon Univ.
10:50-11:10, Paper WeB1.2 
Three Approaches for Optimal Property Estimation (I)
Jiao, JiantaoStanford Univ.
Han, YanjunStanford Univ.
Weissman, TsachyStanford
11:10-11:30, Paper WeB1.3 
Ensemble Estimation of Distributional Functionals Via K-Nearest Neighbors (I)
Moon, Kevin RandallYale Univ.
Sricharan, KumarPalo Alto Res. Center
Hero, AlfredUniv. of Michigan
11:30-11:50, Paper WeB1.4 
Disentangled Representations Via Synergy Minimization (I)
Ver Steeg, GregUniv. of Southern California
Brekelmans, RobUniv. of Southern California
Harutyunyan, HrayrYerevan State Univ
Galstyan, AramUniv. of Southern California
11:50-12:10, Paper WeB1.5 
A Unified Estimator for (all?) Symmetric Distribution Properties (I)
Acharya, JayadevCornell Univ.
Das, HirakenduUniv. of California-San Diego
Orlitsky, AlonUCSD
Suresh, Ananda TheerthaUniv. of California-San Diego
12:10-12:30, Paper WeB1.6 
Optimal Distribution Testing Via Reductions (I)
Diakonikolas, IliasUniv. of Southern California
WeB2 Solarium
Networks Learning and Algorithms II Invited Session
Chair: Stolyar, AlexanderUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Srikant, RUniv. of Illinois
10:30-10:50, Paper WeB2.1 
An Improved Bound for Coflow Scheduling in Datacenter Networks (I)
Ghaderi, JavadColumbia Univ.
Shafiee, MehrnooshColumbia Univ.
10:50-11:10, Paper WeB2.2 
Optimal Convergence and Adaptation for Utility Optimal Opportunistic Scheduling (I)
Neely, MichaelUniv. of Southern California
11:10-11:30, Paper WeB2.3 
Learning from Randomly Arriving Agents (I)
Le, ThoNorthwestern Univ
Subramanian, VijayUniv. of Michigan
Berry, RandallNorthwestern Univ
11:30-11:50, Paper WeB2.4 
Throughput Maximizing Control of Parallel Server Systems with Learning (I)
Walrand, JeanUniv. of California, Berkeley
Zhong, YuanUniv. of Chicago
11:50-12:10, Paper WeB2.5 
On Stochastic Proximal-Point Method for Convex-Composite Optimization (I)
Nedich, AngeliaArizona State Univ
Tatarenko, TatianaArizona State Univ
12:10-12:30, Paper WeB2.6 
On Differential Pricing and Net Neutrality (I)
Misra, VishalColumbia Univ.
WeB3 Butternut
Detection and Estimation Regular Session
Chair: Sinopoli, BrunoCarnegie Mellon Univ
10:30-10:50, Paper WeB3.1 
Supermajority Sentiment Detection with External Influence in Large Social Networks
Tong, TianCarnegie Mellon Univ
Negi, RohitCarnegie Mellon Univ
10:50-11:10, Paper WeB3.2 
Testing for Directed Information Graphs
Molavipour, SinaKTH Royal Inst. of Tech
Bassi, GermanKTH Royal Inst. of Tech
Skoglund, MikaelRoyal Inst. of Tech. (KTH)
11:10-11:30, Paper WeB3.3 
Inferring Link Changes in Dynamic Networks through Power Spectral Density Variations
Costanzo, John A.W.B.Carnegie Mellon Univ
Materassi, DonatelloUniv. of Minnesota
Sinopoli, BrunoCarnegie Mellon Univ
11:30-11:50, Paper WeB3.4 
Nonlinear Sequential Accepts and Rejects for Identification of Top Arms in Stochastic Bandits
Shahrampour, ShahinHarvard Univ
Tarokh, VahidHarvard Univ
11:50-12:10, Paper WeB3.5 
A Semidefinite Programming Relaxation under False Data Injection Attacks against Power Grid AC State Estimation
Jin, MingUniv. of California, Berkeley
Lavaei, JavadUniv. of California, Berkeley
Johansson, Karl HenrikRoyal Inst. of Tech
12:10-12:30, Paper WeB3.6 
Reconstruction of Gene Regulatory Networks Using an Error Filtering Learning Scheme
Tzortzis, IoannisUniv. of Cyprus
Hadjicostis, ChristoforosUniv. of Cyprus
Mombaerts, LaurentUniv. of Luxembourg
WeB4 Pine
Network Game Theory Regular Session
Chair: Atia, GeorgeUniv. of Central Florida
10:30-10:50, Paper WeB4.1 
Dynamic Game-Theoretic Defense Approach against Stealthy Jamming Attacks in Wireless Networks
Anwar, AhmedUniv. of Central Florida
Atia, GeorgeUniv. of Central Florida
Guirguis, MinaTexas State Univ
10:50-11:10, Paper WeB4.2 
Learning Dynamics in Stochastic Routing Games
Meigs, EmilyMIT
Parise, FrancescaMIT
Ozdaglar, AsuMIT
11:10-11:30, Paper WeB4.3 
A Stochastic Flow Network Model with Almost-Fractional Routing
Xue, MengranWashington State Univ
Roy, SandipWashington State Univ
11:30-11:50, Paper WeB4.4 
On the Exponential Rate of Convergence of Fictitious Play in Potential Games
Swenson, BrianCarnegie Mellon Univ
Kar, SoummyaCarnegie Mellon Univ
11:50-12:10, Paper WeB4.5 
On the Uniqueness and Stability of Equilibria of Network Games
Naghizadeh Ardabili, ParinazPurdue Univ
Liu, MingyanUniv. of Michigan
12:10-12:30, Paper WeB4.6 
A Dynamic Colonel Blotto Game Model for Spectrum Sharing in Wireless Networks
Hajimirsadeghi, MohammadWINLAB, Rutgers Univ
Mandayam, NarayanWINLAB, Rutgers Univ
WeB5 Lower Level
Power and Energy Systems Invited Session
Chair: Dominguez-Garcia, AlejandroUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Organizer: Dominguez-Garcia, AlejandroUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
10:30-10:50, Paper WeB5.1 
Identifying Security Vulnerabilities of Weakly Detectable Network Parameters (I)
Lin, YuzhangNortheastern Univ
10:50-11:10, Paper WeB5.2 
Time-Varying Injection Shift Factors to Predict Post-Contingency Dynamic Line Flows (I)
Al-Digs, AbdullahUniv. of British Columbia
Dhople, SairajUniv. of Minnesota
Chen, Yu ChristineUniv. of British Columbia
11:10-11:30, Paper WeB5.3 
Convex Relaxation for Mixed-Integer Optimal Power Flow Problems (I)
Chang, Chin-YaoUniv. of California, San Diego
Martinez, SoniaUniv. of California, San Diego
Cortes, JorgeUniv. of California San Diego
11:30-11:50, Paper WeB5.4 
Sparse Tableau Relaxation for the Optimal Power Flow Problem (I)
Park, ByungkwonUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
DeMarco, Christopher L.Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
11:50-12:10, Paper WeB5.5 
Global Performance Metrics for Synchronization of Heterogeneously Rated Power Systems: The Role of Machine Models and Inertia (I)
Paganini, FernandoUniv. ORT Uruguay
Mallada, EnriqueJohns Hopkins Univ
12:10-12:30, Paper WeB5.6 
Energy Function Analysis of Low-Inertia Power Systems (I)
Hiskens, IanUniv. of Michigan
WeC1 Library
Big Data in Signal Processing Invited Session
Chair: Varshney, Lav R.Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Veeravalli, VenuUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Veeravalli, VenuUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Varshney, Lav R.Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
13:30-13:50, Paper WeC1.1 
Landscape Properties of Deep Linear and Residual Neural Networks (I)
Liang, YingbinThe Ohio State Univ.
13:50-14:10, Paper WeC1.2 
Robust PCA with Concurrent Column and Element-Wise Outliers (I)
Rahmani, MostafaUniv. of Central Florida
Atia, GeorgeUniv. of Central Florida
14:10-14:30, Paper WeC1.3 
Nonparametric Network Comparison (I)
Wolfe, PatrickUniv. Coll. London
14:30-14:50, Paper WeC1.4 
Decentralized Exact Coupled Optimization
Alghunaim, Sulaiman A.Univ. of California Los Angeles
Yuan, KunUniv. of California Los Angeles
Sayed, Ali H.Ec. Pol. Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)
14:50-15:10, Paper WeC1.5 
Non-Parametric Active Target Localization: Exploiting Unimodality and Separability (I)
Mokhasunavisu, DhruvaUniv. of Southern California
Mitra, UrbashiUniv. of Southern California
WeC2 Solarium
Algorithms Regular Session
Chair: Baron, DrorNorth Carolina State Univ
13:30-13:50, Paper WeC2.1 
A Dynamical Systems Perspective to Convergence Rate Analysis of Proximal Algorithms
Fazlyab, MahyarUniv. of Pennsylvania
Ribeiro, AlejandroUniv. of Pennsylvania
Morari, ManfredUniv. of Pennsylvania
Preciado, Victor M.Univ. of Pennsylvania
13:50-14:10, Paper WeC2.2 
Novel Inner Bounds with Uncoded Cache Placement for Combination Networks with End-User-Caches
Wan, KaiL2S-CentraleSupelec-Univ. Paris-Sud
Ji, MingyueUniv. of Southern California
Piantanida, PabloSUPELEC
Tuninetti, DanielaUniv. of Illinois at Chicago
14:10-14:30, Paper WeC2.3 
A Fast Single-Pass Algorithm for Compressive Sensing Based on Binary Measurement Matrices
Lotfi, MahsaUniv. of Texas at Dallas
Vidyasagar, MathukumalliUniv. of Texas at Dallas
14:30-14:50, Paper WeC2.4 
On the Reconstruction Risk of Convolutional Sparse Dictionary Learning
Singh, ShashankCarnegie Mellon Univ.
Poczos, BarnabasCarnegie Mellon Univ.
Ma, JianCarnegie Mellon Univ.
14:50-15:10, Paper WeC2.5 
Generalized Geometric Programming for Rate Allocation in Consensus
Pilgrim, RyanNorth Carolina State Univ
Zhu, JunanNorth Carolina State Univ
Baron, DrorNorth Carolina State Univ
Bajwa, Waheed U.Rutgers Univ
WeC3 Butternut
Delay, Deletions & Synchronization Regular Session
Chair: Baccelli, FrançoisUT Austin
13:30-13:50, Paper WeC3.1 
Bounded Phase Synchronization of Multirate Kuramoto Networks through Decentralised or Distributed Control
Pota, Hemanshu RUNSW@ADFA
Petersen, Ian R.Australian National Univ
13:50-14:10, Paper WeC3.2 
Two-Party Function Computation on the Reconciled Data
Kubjas, IvoUniv. of Tartu
Skachek, VitalyUniv. of Tartu
14:10-14:30, Paper WeC3.3 
Delay Comparison of Delivery and Coding Policies in Data Clusters
Shah, ViragMicrosoft Res. - Inria Joint Center
Bouillard, AnneNokia Bell Labs
Baccelli, FrançoisUT Austin
14:30-14:50, Paper WeC3.4 
Longest Alignment with Edits in Data Streams
Grigorescu, ElenaPurdue Univ
Sadeqi Azer, ErfanIndiana Univ. - Bloomington
Zhou, SamsonPurdue Univ
14:50-15:10, Paper WeC3.5 
Distributed Leader Selection in Switching Networks of High-Order Integrators
Tsiamis, AnastasiosUniv. of Pennsylvania
Pequito, SergioUniv. of Pennsylvania
Pappas, GeorgeUniv. of Pennsylvania
WeC4 Pine
Coding Techniques Regular Session
Chair: Li, QingScaleFlux Inc
13:30-13:50, Paper WeC4.1 
Cooperative Data Exchange with Weighted Cost Based on D-Basis Construction
Shah, AbhinEPFL
Gastpar, MichaelEPFL
13:50-14:10, Paper WeC4.2 
Joint Decoding of RAID-ECC Solutions for SSDs
Li, QingScaleFlux Inc
Zheng, NingScaleFlux
14:10-14:30, Paper WeC4.3 
Coded Caching with Multiple File Requests
Wei, Yi-PengUniv. of Maryland
Ulukus, SennurUniv. of Maryland
14:30-14:50, Paper WeC4.4 
On Error-Correction Performance and Implementation of Polar Code List Decoders for 5G
Ercan, FurkanMcGill Univ
Condo, CarloMcGill Univ
Hashemi, Seyyed AliMcGill Univ
Gross, WarrenMcGill Univ
14:50-15:10, Paper WeC4.5 
Transcoding: A New Strategy for Relay Channels
Wang, Chih-ChunPurdue Univ
Love, David J.Purdue Univ
Ogbe, DennisPurdue Univ
WeC5 Lower Level
Network Analysis Regular Session
Chair: Garg, SiddharthUniv. of Waterloo
13:30-13:50, Paper WeC5.1 
Cloud-Based Resource Allocation and Cooperative Transmission in Large Cellular Networks
Li, JingNorthwestern Univ
Guo, DongningNorthwestern Univ
13:50-14:10, Paper WeC5.2 
Status Updates through Multicast Networks
Zhong, JingRutgers Univ
Soljanin, EminaRutgers Univ
Yates, RoyRutgers Univ
14:10-14:30, Paper WeC5.3 
An Information Theoretic Framework for Active De-Anonymization in Social Networks Based on Group Memberships
Shirani, FarhadTandon School of Engineering, New York Univ
Garg, SiddharthTandon School of Engineering, New York Univ
Erkip, ElzaTandon School of Engineering, New York Univ
14:30-14:50, Paper WeC5.4 
Stability and Fracture of Social Groups
Eshghi, SoheilYale Univ
Williams, Grace-RoseDstl
Colombo, Gualtiero B.Cardiff Univ
Turner, Liam DCardiff Univ
Rand, David G.Yale Univ
Whitaker, Roger MCardiff Univ
Tassiulas, LeandrosYale Univ
14:50-15:10, Paper WeC5.5 
Energy Savings for Virtual MISO in Fractal Sensor Networks
Bradonjic, MilanRutgers Univ.
Jacquet, PhilippeINRIA
Popescu, DaliaNokia Bell Labs
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Networks Learning and Algorithms III Invited Session
Chair: Sowers, RichardUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Srikant, RUniv. of Illinois
15:30-15:50, Paper WeD1.1 
A Fresh Look at an Old Problem: Network Utility Maximization — Convergence, Delay, and Complexity (I)
Wang, SinongThe Ohio State Univ.
Shroff, NessThe Ohio State Univ.
15:50-16:10, Paper WeD1.2 
Minimizing Age-Of-Information in Multi-Hop Wireless Networks (I)
Talak, RajatMIT
Karaman, SertacMIT
Modiano, EytanMIT
16:10-16:30, Paper WeD1.3 
Optimal Decentralized Scheduling of Multi-Hop Wireless Networks with End-To-End Deadline Constraints (I)
Singh, RahulTexas A&M Univ.
Kumar, P. R.Texas A&M Univ.
16:30-16:50, Paper WeD1.4 
Coded Fourier Transform (I)
Yu, QianUSC
Maddah-ali, Mohammad AliBell Labs Alcatel-Lucent
Avestimehr, SalmanUSC
16:50-17:10, Paper WeD1.5 
Measure-Valued Mean-Field Limits for Spatial CSMA Networks (I)
Whiting, PhilipMacquarie Univ
Borst, SemBell Lab. Lucent Tech
van Leeuwaarden, JohanEindhoven Univ. of Tech
Cecchi, FabioEindhoven Univ. of Tech
17:10-17:30, Paper WeD1.6 
Community Detection on Euclidean Random Graphs (I)
Sankararaman, AbishekUT Austin
Baccelli, FrancoisThe Univ. of Texas at Austin
17:30-17:50, Paper WeD1.7 
Discounted-Rate Utility Maximization (DRUM) Framework for Short-Term-Fair Rate Allocation Over Wireless Networks (I)
Eryilmaz, AtillaOhio State Univ.
Koprulu, IremOhio State Univ.
WeD2 Solarium
Large-Scale Optimization Invited Session
Chair: Raginsky, MaximUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: He, NiaoUIUC
Organizer: Nedich, AngeliaArizona State Univ
Organizer: Raginsky, MaximUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
15:30-15:50, Paper WeD2.1 
Multi-Agent Constrained Optimization of a Strongly Convex Function Over Time-Varying Directed Networks (I)
Yazdandoost Hamedani, ErfanPenn State Univ
Aybat, Necdet SerhatPenn State Univ
15:50-16:10, Paper WeD2.2 
When Cyclic Coordinate Descent Beats Randomized Coordinate Descent (I)
Gurbuzbalaban, MertRutgers Univ.
16:10-16:30, Paper WeD2.3 
Distributed Optimization Algorithms for Networked Systems (I)
Zavlanos, MichaelDuke Univ.
16:30-16:50, Paper WeD2.4 
Curvature-Aided Incremental Aggregated Gradient Method (I)
Wai, Hoi-ToArizona State Univ
Shi, WeiUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Nedich, AngeliaArizona State Univ
Scaglione, AnnaUC Davis
16:50-17:10, Paper WeD2.5 
Bayesian Function Optimization with Adaptive Discretization (I)
Shekhar, ShubhanshuUniv. of California, San Diego
Javidi, TaraUniv. of California, San Diego
17:10-17:30, Paper WeD2.6 
Learning Deep ResNet Blocks Sequentially Using Boosting Theory (I)
Huang, FurongUniv. of Maryland Coll. Park
Ash, JordanPrinceton Univ.
Langford, JohnMicrosoft Res.
Schapire, RobertMicrosoft Res.
WeD3 Butternut
Polar Codes & Applications Regular Session
Chair: Kliewer, JoergNew Jersey Inst. of Tech
15:30-15:50, Paper WeD3.1 
Generalized Partial Orders for Polar Code Bit-Channels
Wu, WeiUniv. of California, San Diego
Fan, BingUniv. of California, San Diego
Siegel, Paul H.Univ. of California, San Diego
15:50-16:10, Paper WeD3.2 
On the Construction of Polar Codes for Achieving the Capacity of Marginal Channels
Torfi, AmirsinaWest Virginia Univ
Soleymani, SobhanWest Virginia Univ
Aram, SiamakUniv. of Maryland, Baltimore County
T. Vakili, VahidIran Univ. of Science and Tech
16:10-16:30, Paper WeD3.3 
On Iterative Decoding of Polar Codes: Schedule-Dependent Performance and Constructions
Schnelling, ChristopherRWTH Aachen Univ
Amraue, YassineRWTH Aachen Univ
Schmeink, AnkeRWTH Aachen Univ
16:30-16:50, Paper WeD3.4 
Polar Coding for Multiple Descriptions Using Monotone Chain Rules
Bhatt, AlankritaUCSD
Ghaddar, NadimUCSD
Wang, LeleStanford Univ
16:50-17:10, Paper WeD3.5 
Polar Codes for Channels with Deletions
Tian, KuangdaBeihang Univ
Fazeli, ArmanUniv. of California, San Diego
Vardy, AlexanderUniv. of California, San Diego
Liu, RongkeBeihang Univ
17:10-17:30, Paper WeD3.6 
Joint Coordination-Channel Coding for Strong Coordination Over Noisy Channels Based on Polar Codes
Obead, SarahNew Jersey Inst. of Tech
Kliewer, JoergNew Jersey Inst. of Tech
Vellambi, BadriAustralian National Univ
WeD4 Pine
Machine Learning & Data Analysis Regular Session
Chair: Huang, ShuaiUIUC
15:30-15:50, Paper WeD4.1 
Streaming Principal Component Analysis in Noisy Settings (withdrawn from program)
Mianjy, PooryaJohns Hopkins Univ.
Marinov, Teodor VanislavovJohns Hopkins Univ.
Arora, RamanJohns Hopkins Univ.
15:50-16:10, Paper WeD4.2 
Learning Mixtures of Sparse Linear Regressions Using Sparse Graph Codes
Yin, DongUC Berkeley
Pedarsani, RamtinUC Santa Barbara
Chen, YudongCornell Univ
Ramchandran, KannanUC Berkeley
16:10-16:30, Paper WeD4.3 
Scalable Kernel-Based Learning Via Low-Rank Approximation of Lifted Data
Sheikholeslami, FatemehUniv. of Minnesota
Giannakis, GeorgiosUniv. of Minnesota
16:30-16:50, Paper WeD4.4 
An Approximation of the CP-Rank of a Partially Sampled Tensor
Ashraphijuo, MortezaColumbia Univ
Wang, XiaodongColumbia Univ
Aggarwal, VaneetPurdue Univ
16:50-17:10, Paper WeD4.5 
If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: Sparse Metric Repair
Gilbert, AnnaUniv. of Michigan
Jain, LalitUniv. of Michigan
17:10-17:30, Paper WeD4.6 
Restless Streaming Bandits: Scheduling Scalable Video in Wireless Networks
Hosseini, AmirNYU Tandon School of Engineering
Panwar, ShivendraPol. Inst. of NYU
WeD5 Lower Level
Sequential Methods Invited Session
Chair: Fellouris, GeorgiosUniv. of Illinois
Co-Chair: Veeravalli, VenuUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Fellouris, GeorgiosUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Veeravalli, VenuUniv. of Illinois
15:30-15:50, Paper WeD5.1 
An FDR-Oriented Approach to Multiple Sequential Fault Detection and Isolation (I)
Chen, JieUniv. of Science and Tech. of China
Zhang, WenyiUniv. of Science and Tech. of China
Poor, H. VincentPrinceton Univ
15:50-16:10, Paper WeD5.2 
Detecting Change-Points in Markov Processes for Blood Pressure Monitoring (I)
Bonifonte, AnthonyGeorgia Inst. of Tech.
Xie, YaoGeorgia Inst. of Tech.
Ayer, TurgayGeorgia Inst. of Tech.
16:10-16:30, Paper WeD5.3 
Nonparametric Sequential Change Detection for High-Dimensional Problems (I)
Yilmaz, YasinUniv. of South Florida
16:30-16:50, Paper WeD5.4 
Sequential Estimation of a Binomial Probability (I)
Yaacoub, TonyGeorgia Inst. of Tech.
Moustakides, GeorgeUniv. of Patras, Greece and Rutgers Univ. USA
Mei, YajunGeorgia Inst. of Tech.
16:50-17:10, Paper WeD5.5 
Quickest Search for a Transient Changes in a Time Series (I)
Tajer, AliRensselaer Pol. Inst.
17:10-17:30, Paper WeD5.6 
Anomaly Detection under a Nonlinear System Cost Objective Function (I)
Gurevich, AndreyBen-Gurion Univ. of the Negev
Cohen, KobiBen-Gurion Univ. of the Negev
Zhao, QingCornell Univ
17:30-17:50, Paper WeD5.7 
Decentralized Sequential Composite Hypothesis Test Based on One-Bit Communication (I)
Liu, JingchenColumbia Univ
Li, XiaoouUniv. of Minnesota
Li, ShangColumbia Univ
Wang, XiaodongColumbia Univ




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