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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ThA1 Library
Foundations of the Sharing Economy (II) Invited Session
Chair: Varshney, Lav R.Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Basar, TamerUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Varshney, Lav R.Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Basar, TamerUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA1.1 
Matching While Learning (I)
Johari, RameshStanford Univ.
Kamble, VijayUC Berkeley
Kanoria, YashodhanStanford Univ.
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA1.2 
Learning from Reviews (I)
Acemoglu, DaronMIT
Makhdoumi, AliMIT
Malekian, AzarakhshUniv. of Toronto
Ozdaglar, AsuMIT
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA1.3 
A Game Theoretic Approach to Promotion Design in Two-Sided Platforms (I)
Ajorlou, AmirMassachusetts Inst. of Tech
Jadbabaie, AliMassachusetts Inst. of Tech
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA1.4 
Pricing in Dynamic Two-Sided Markets (I)
Banerjee, SiddharthaCornell Univ.
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA1.5 
The Impact of Privacy on Free Service Markets (I)
Huang, ChongArizona State Univ.
Sankar, LalithaArizona State Univ.
ThA2 Solarium
Information Theory and Applications Invited Session
Chair: Viswanath, PramodUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Viswanath, PramodUniv. of Illinois
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA2.1 
On the Zero-Error Capacity of Channels with Noisy Feedback (I)
Asadi, MeysamUniv. of Illinoice at Chicago
Devroye, NatashaUniv. of Illinois at Chicago
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA2.2 
Gaussian Variable Packet-Error Coding (I)
Fan, XiaoqingQualcomm
Wagner, AaronCornell Univ
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA2.3 
Porcupine Neural Networks: (Almost) All Local Optima Are Global (I)
Feizi, SoheilStanford Univ.
Javadi, HamidStanford Univ.
Jesse, ZhangStanford Univ.
Tse, DavidUC Berkeley
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA2.4 
Sparse Group Testing Codes for Low-Energy Massive Random Access (I)
Inan, Huseyin A.Stanford Univ
Kairouz, PeterStanford Univ
Ozgur, AyferStanford Univ
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA2.5 
Energy-Efficiency and Random-Access (I)
Polyanskiy, YuryMIT
10:10-10:30, Paper ThA2.6 
Belief Propagation, Bethe Approximation and Polynomials (I)
Straszak, DamianEPFL
Vishnoi, Nisheeth KumarEPFL
ThA3 Butternut
LDPC Codes Regular Session
Chair: Heidarzadeh, AnooshehTexas A&M Univ
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA3.1 
A Generalized Algebraic Approach to Optimizing SC-LDPC Codes
Beemer, AllisonUniv. of Nebraska -- Lincoln
Habib, SalmanNew Jersey Inst. of Tech
Kelley, ChristineUniv. of Nebraska -- Lincoln
Kliewer, JoergNew Jersey Inst. of Tech
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA3.2 
On LDPC Decoding with Natural Redundancy
Upadhyaya, PulakeshTexas A&M Univ. Coll. Station
Jiang, Anxiao (Andrew)Texas a M Univ
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA3.3 
Serial Concatenation of Reed Muller and LDPC Codes with Low Error Floor
Xiao, XinUniv. of Arizona
Nasseri, MonaUniv. of California, Davis
Vasic, BaneUniv. of Arizona
Lin, ShuUniv. of California, Davis
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA3.4 
Lower Bounds for Quantized LDPC Min-Sum Decoders Based on Absorbing Sets
Hatami, HomayoonUniv. of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
G. M. Mitchell, DavidKlipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Mexic
Costello, DanielUniv. of Notre Dame
Fuja, Thomas E.Univ. of Notre Dame
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA3.5 
Stopping Set Elimination for LDPC Codes
Jiang, Anxiao (Andrew)Texas a M Univ
Upadhyaya, PulakeshTexas A&M Univ. Coll. Station
Wang, YingTexas A&M Univ
Narayanan, KrishnaTexas A&M Univ
Zhou, HongchaoCalifornia Inst. of Tech
Sima, JinCalifornia Inst. of Tech
Bruck, JehoshuaCaltech
ThA4 Pine
Game Theory Regular Session
Chair: Silva, AlonsoNokia Bell Labs
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA4.1 
Economic Inefficiency in Resource Allocation Games
Tota, PraneethIllinois Inst. of Tech
Kapoor, SanjivIllinois Inst. of Tech
Grimmer, BenjaminIllinois Inst. of Tech
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA4.2 
Evolution of Social Power for Opinion Dynamics Networks
Iglesias Rey, SusanaNokia Bell Labs
Reyes, PatricioTech. Inst. for Industrial Mathematics (ITMATI)
Silva, AlonsoNokia Bell Labs
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA4.3 
On the Geometry of Nash and Correlated Equilibria with Cumulative Prospect Theoretic Preferences
Phade, SohamUniv. of California, Berkeley
Anantharam, VenkatUniv. of California, Berkeley
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA4.4 
A Distributed, Dynamical System View of Finite, Static Games
Li, YukeYale Univ
Liu, FengjiaoYale Univ
Morse, StephenYale Univ
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA4.5 
Optimal Pricing Policy of Network Goods
Makhdoumi, AliMIT
Malekian, AzarakhshUniv. of Toronto
Ozdaglar, AsuMIT
ThA5 Lower Level
Deep Learning Invited Session
Chair: Schwing, AlexanderUniv. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Schwing, AlexanderUniv. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Do, MinhUniv. of Illinois
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA5.1 
Learning with Little Data (I)
Zemel, RichardUniv. of Toronto
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA5.2 
Learning Representations for Active Vision (I)
Olshausen, BrunoUC Berkeley
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA5.3 
DeepCodec: Adaptive Sensing and Recovery Via Deep Convolutional Neural Networks (I)
Mousavi, AliRice Univ
Dasarathy, GautamUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
Baraniuk, RichardRice Univ
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA5.4 
Statistics, Computation and Learning with Graph Neural Networks (I)
Bruna, JoanNew York Univ.
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA5.5 
Neural Map: Structured Memory for Deep Reinforcement Learning (I)
Salakhutdinov, RuslanCarnegie Mellon Univ.
ThB1 Library
Networks Learning and Algorithms I Invited Session
Chair: Vaidya, NitinUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Srikant, RUniv. of Illinois
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB1.1 
Order Detection under Pairwise Measurements (I)
Bagaria, Vivek KumarStanford
Tse, DavidUC Berkeley
Wu, YihongUniv. of Illinois
Xu, JiamingPURDUE Univ.
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB1.2 
Community Detection and Invariance to Distribution (I)
Brennan, MatthewMIT
Bresler, GuyMIT
Huleihel, WasimMIT
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB1.3 
Diffusion Source Localization in the Erdos-Renyi Random Graph (I)
Ying, LeiArizona State Univ.
Zhu, KaiArizona State Univ.
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB1.4 
Towards Instance-Optimal Regret in Online Learning (I)
Gupta, VarunUniv. of Chicago
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB1.5 
Self-Programming Networks: Architecture and Algorithms (I)
Geng, YilongStanford Univ.
Liu, ShiyuStanford Univ.
Wang, FeiranStanford Univ.
Yin, ZiStanford Univ.
Prabhakar, BalajiStanford Univ.
Rosenblum, MendelStanford Univ.
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB1.6 
Adaptive Matching for Expert Systems with Uncertain Task Types (I)
Shah, ViragMicrosoft Res. - Inria Joint Center
Gulikers, LennartMSR-Inria Joint Centre, Inria
Massoulie, LaurentMSR-Inria Joint Centre, Inria
Vojnovic, MilanLondon School of Ec
ThB2 Solarium
Foundations of the Sharing Economy (I) Invited Session
Chair: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Co-Chair: Basar, TamerUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Varshney, Lav R.Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Basar, TamerUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Bose, SubhonmeshUniv. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB2.1 
Coordinating Shared Experimentation in Dynamic Environments (I) (withdrawn from program)
Mani, AnkurUniv. of Minnesota
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB2.2 
Network Cournot Competition in Platform Markets (I)
Lin, WeixuanCornell Univ
Pang, JohnCalifornia Inst. of Tech
Bitar, EilyanCornell Univ
Wierman, AdamCalifornia Inst. of Tech
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB2.3 
Congestion Control and Pricing in a Network of Electric Vehicle Public Charging Stations (I)
Wong, PhilipUniv. of California Santa Barbara
Alizadeh, MahnooshUniv. of California Santa Barbara
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB2.4 
A Structural Characterization of Market Power in Power Markets (I)
Lin, WeixuanCornell Univ.
Bitar, EilyanCornell Univ.
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB2.5 
A Dynamic Ride-Sourcing Game with Many Drivers
Salhab, RabihEc. Pol. De Montreal
Le Ny, JeromeEc. Pol. De Montreal
Malhame, RolandÉcole Pol. De Montréal
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB2.6 
The Merits of Sharing a Ride
Ehsani, PooyanConcordia Univ
Yu, Jia YuanConcordia Univ
ThB3 Butternut
Inverse Problems Invited Session
Chair: Dokmanic, IvanUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Zhao, ZhizhenUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Zhao, ZhizhenUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Dokmanic, IvanUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB3.1 
A Sampling Theorem for Deconvolution (I)
Bernstein, BrettNew York Univ.
Fernandez-Granda, CarlosNew York Univ.
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB3.2 
Multireference Alignment with Nonperiodic Distribution Is Easier (I)
Sharon, NirPrinceton Univ.
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB3.3 
Multireference Alignment, Invariant Features and Cryo-EM (I)
Bendory, TamirPrinceton Univ.
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB3.4 
Finite Sample Guarantees for PCA in Non-Isotropic and Data-Dependent Noise (I)
Vaswani, NamrataIowa State Univ
Narayanamurthy, PraneethIowa State Univ
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB3.5 
Algebraic Variety Models for High-Rank Matrix Completion (I)
Pimentel-Alarcon, DanielGeorgia State Univ
Ongie, GregUniv. of Michigan
Balzano, LauraUniv. of Michigan
Willett, RebeccaUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
Nowak, RobertUniv. of Wisconsin, Madison
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB3.6 
Inverse Problems with Multiscale Scattering Transforms (I)
Bruna, JoanNew York Univ.
Dokmanic, IvanUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cosse, AugustinNew York Univ.
ThB4 Pine
Learning Theory Regular Session
Chair: Honorio, JeanPurdue Univ
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB4.1 
Relations among Different Privacy Notions
Zhao, JunCarnegie Mellon Univ. & Nanyang Tech. Univ
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB4.2 
Improved Algorithms for Distributed Boosting
Cooper, JeffGoogle, Inc
Reyzin, LevUniv. of Illinois at Chicago
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB4.3 
Composition Properties of Inferential Privacy for Time-Series Data
Song, ShuangUniv. of California, San Diego
Chaudhuri, KamalikaUniv. of California, San Diego
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB4.4 
Exact Recovery in the Binary Stochastic Block Model with Binary Side Information
Saad, HusseinUniv. of Texas at Dallas
Abotabl, AhmedUniv. of Texas at Dallas
Nosratinia, AriaUniv. of Texas at Dallas
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB4.5 
Regret Bounds and Regimes of Optimality for Item-Item and User-User Recommendation Systems
Bresler, GuyMIT
Karzand, MinaMIT
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB4.6 
On the Sample Complexity of Learning Graphical Games
Honorio, JeanPurdue Univ
ThB5 Lower Level
Information Theory Regular Session
Chair: Ozgur, AyferStanford Univ
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB5.1 
Communications Over a State Dependent Channel, When the Channel State and Message Are Dependent
Graves, EricArmy Res. Lab
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB5.2 
A Solution to Cover's Problem for the Binary Symmetric Relay Channel: Geometry of Sets on the Hamming Sphere
Pate Barnes, LeightonStanford Univ
Wu, XiugangStanford Univ
Ozgur, AyferStanford Univ
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB5.3 
On Very Noisy Channels with Feedback
Shende, NirmalCornell Univ
Wagner, AaronCornell Univ
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB5.4 
Capacity Achieving Input Distribution to the Generalized Inverse Gaussian Neuron Model
Sungkar, MustafaUniv. of Virginia
Berger, TobyUniv. of Virginia, Charlottesville
Levy, William BUniv. of Virginia
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB5.5 
Interactive Coding for Markovian Protocols
Ben-Yishai, AssafTel Aviv Univ
Shayevitz, OferTel Aviv Univ
Kim, Young-HanUCSD
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB5.6 
Towards the Exact Rate-Memory Trade-Off for Uncoded Caching with Secure Delivery
Bahrami, MohsenUniv. of Arizona
Attia, Mohamed A.Univ. of Arizona
Tandon, RaviUniv. of Arizona
Vasic, BaneUniv. of Arizona
ThB6 Visitor Center
Reliability, Security & Trust Regular Session
Chair: Calmon, FlavioHarvard
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB6.1 
An Estimation-Theoretic View of Privacy
Wang, HaoHarvard Univ
Calmon, FlavioHarvard Univ
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB6.2 
Achieving the Secrecy Capacity of the AWGN Wiretap Channel Via Multilevel Coding
Abotabl, AhmedUniv. of Texas at Dallas
Nosratinia, AriaUniv. of Texas at Dallas
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB6.3 
Towards a Theory of Free-Lunch Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems
Jia, RuoxiUniv. of California at Berkeley
Dong, RoyUniv. of California - Berkeley
Ganesh, PrashanthUniv. of California at Berkeley
Sastry, ShankarUC Berkeley
Spanos, CostasUniv. of California, Berkeley
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB6.4 
The Securable Subspace of a Linear Stochastic System with Malicious Sensors and Actuators
Satchidanandan, BharadwajTexas A&M Univ
Kumar, P. R.Texas A&M Univ
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB6.5 
Monotonicity Properties and Spectral Characterization of Power Redistribution in Cascading Failures
Guo, LinqiCalifornia Inst. of Tech
Liang, ChenCalifornia Inst. of Tech
Low, StevenCalifornia Inst. of Tech
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB6.6 
Embracing Risk Dependency in Designing Cyber-Insurance Contracts
Khalili, Mohammad MahdiUniv. of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Naghizadeh Ardabili, ParinazPurdue Univ
Liu, MingyanUniv. of Michigan
ThC1 Library
Distributed Storage II Invited Session
Chair: Duursma, IwanUniv. of Illinois
Co-Chair: Mohajer, SoheilUniv. of Minnesota
Organizer: Duursma, IwanUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Mohajer, SoheilUniv. of Minnesota
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC1.1 
Exact-Repair Trade-Off for (n, K = D − 1, D) Regenerating Codes (I)
Elyasi, MehranUniv. of Minnesota
Mohajer, SoheilUniv. of Minnesota
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC1.2 
A Tradeoff between the Sub-Packetization Size and the Repair Bandwidth for Reed-Solomon Code (I)
Li, WeiqiUniv. of California, Irvine
Wang, ZhiyingUniv. of California, Irvine
Jafarkhani, HamidUniv. of California Irvine
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC1.3 
Recent Results on Codes for Distributed Storage (I)
Kumar, P. VijayIndian Inst. of Science
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC1.4 
Approximating Index Coding Rates for Useful Classes of Graphs (I)
Mazumdar, AryaUniv. of Massachusetts Amherst
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC1.5 
Improved Schemes for Asymptotically Optimal Repair of MDS Codes
Chowdhury, AmeeraUniv. of California San Diego
Vardy, AlexanderUniv. of California San Diego
ThC2 Solarium
Inference/Causality Invited Session
Chair: Quinn, ChristopherPurdue Univ
Co-Chair: Kiyavash, NegarUniv. of Illinois
Organizer: Quinn, ChristopherPurdue Univ
Organizer: Kiyavash, NegarUniv. of Illinois
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC2.1 
Joint Causal Inference from Observational and Experimental Data (I)
Mooij, Joris M.Univ. of Amsterdam
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC2.2 
Dictionary Learning Based on Sparse Distribution Tomography (I)
Pad, PedramCSEM/EPFL
Salehi, FarnoodEPFL
Celis, L. ElisaEPFL
Thiran, PatrickEPFL
Unser, MichaelEPFL
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC2.3 
Cheshire: An Online Algorithm for Activity Maximization in Social Networks (I)
Zarezade, AliSharif Univ. of Tech
De, AbirIIT Kharagpur
Rabiee, Hamid R.Sharif Univ. of Tech
Gomez Rodriguez, ManuelMPI-SWS
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC2.4 
The Asymptotic Performance of Complex LASSO (I)
Abbasi, EhsanCalifornia Inst. of Tech.
Hassibi, BabakCalifornia Inst. of Tech.
ThC3 Butternut
Control Theory Regular Session
Chair: Paccagnan, DarioETH Zurich
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC3.1 
The Risks and Rewards of Conditioning Noncooperative Designs to Additional Information
Paccagnan, DarioETH Zurich
Marden, Jason R.Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC3.2 
A Bernoulli-Gaussian Physical Watermark for Detecting Integrity Attacks in Control Systems
Weerakkody, SeanCarnegie Mellon Univ
Ozel, OmurCarnegie Mellon Univ
Sinopoli, BrunoCarnegie Mellon Univ
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC3.3 
Transition-Based versus State-Based Reward Functions for MDPs with Value-At-Risk
Ma, ShuaiConcordia Univ
Yu, Jia YuanConcordia Univ
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC3.4 
Structured State Space Realizations for SLS Distributed Controllers
Anderson, JamesCalifornia Inst. of Tech
Matni, NikolaiCalifornia Inst. of Tech
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC3.5 
A Model Predictive Control Approach to Flow Pacing for TCP
Fridovich-Keil, DavidUniv. of California, Berkeley
Hanford, NathanUniv. of California, Davis
Chapman, MargaretUniv. of California, Berkeley
Tomlin, ClaireUniv. of California, Berkeley
Farrens, MatthewUniv. of California, Davis
Ghosal, DipakUniv. of California, Davis
15:10-15:30, Paper ThC3.6 
Controllability of Stochastic Differential Equations with Markovian Switching
Zhao, GuangliangGE Global Res
Yang, ZhixinBall State Univ
Yuan, QuanBall State Univ
Wang, Le YiWayne State Univ
ThC4 Pine
Statistical Learning I Invited Session
Chair: Viswanath, PramodUniv. of Illinois
Co-Chair: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Organizer: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Organizer: Viswanath, PramodUniv. of Illinois
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC4.1 
Greed Is Good: Near-Optimal Submodular Maximization Via Greedy Optimization (I)
Karbasi, AminYale Univ.
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC4.2 
Optimal Rates for Community Estimation in the Weighted Stochastic Block Model (I)
Jog, VarunUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
Loh, Po-LingUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
Xu, MinUniv. of Pennsylvania
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC4.3 
Permutation Tests for Infection Graphs (I)
Khim, JustinUniv. of Pennsylvania
Loh, Po-LingUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC4.4 
Mean Estimation from Adaptive One-Bit Measurements (I)
Kipnis, AlonStanford Univ
Duchi, JohnStanford Univ
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC4.5 
Efficiently Choosing the Best Intervention under Experimental Budget Constraints (I)
Shanmugam, KarthikeyanIBM Res. NY
Sen, RajatUT Austin
Shakkottai, SanjayThe Univ. of Texas at Austin
Dimakis, AlexUT Austin
ThC5 Lower Level
Information Theory & Statistics Regular Session
Chair: Beirami, AhmadMIT
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC5.1 
Guesswork Subject to a Total Entropy Budget
Rezaee, ArmanMIT
Beirami, AhmadMIT
Makhdoumi, AliMIT
Médard, MurielMIT
Duffy, KenHamilton Inst. National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC5.2 
Lower Bounds for Two-Sample Structural Change Detection in Ising and Gaussian Models
Gangrade, AdityaBoston Univ
Nazer, BobakBoston Univ
Saligrama, VenkateshBoston Univ
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC5.3 
On Composite Binary Hypothesis Testing with Training Data
Bell, MichaelHebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
Kochman, YuvalHebrew Univ. of Jerusalem
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC5.4 
On the Equality Condition for the I-MMSE Proof of the Entropy Power Inequality
Dytso, AlexPrinceton
Bustin, RonitTech
Poor, H. VincentPrinceton Univ
Shamai, ShlomoTech
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC5.5 
Algebraic Properties of Solutions to Common Information of Gaussian Vectors under Sparse Graphical Constraints
Moharrer, AliLouisiana State Univ
Wei, ShuangqingLouisiana State Univ
ThD1 Library
Statistical Physics and Inference Invited Session
Chair: Oh, SewoongUIUC
Organizer: Oh, SewoongUIUC
15:30-15:50, Paper ThD1.1 
Streaming Bayesian Inference: Theoretical Limits and Mini-Batch Approximate Message-Passing (I)
Manoel, AndreNeurospin, CEA, Univ. Paris-Saclay
Krzakala, FlorentLab. De Physique Statistique, ENS Paris
Tramel, EricOWKIN
Zdeborová, LenkaIPhT, CNRS, CEA, Univ. Paris-Saclay
15:50-16:10, Paper ThD1.2 
The Layered Structure of Tensor Estimation and Its Mutual Information (I)
Barbier, JeanEPFL
Macris, NicolasEPFL
Miolane, LeoINRIA
16:10-16:30, Paper ThD1.3 
Additivity of Information in Multilayer Networks Via Additive Gaussian Noise Transforms (I)
Reeves, GalenDuke Univ
16:30-16:50, Paper ThD1.4 
Phase Retrieval Via Linear Programming: Fundamental Limits and Algorithmic Improvements (I)
Dhifallah, OussamaHarvard Univ
Thrampoulidis, ChristosMIT
Lu, Yue M.Harvard Univ
16:50-17:10, Paper ThD1.5 
The Lovasz Theta Function for Random Regular Graphs and Community Detection in the Hard Regime (I)
Banks, JessUniv. of California-Berkeley
Kleinberg, RobertCornell Univ.
Moore, CristopherSanta Fe Inst.
17:10-17:30, Paper ThD1.6 
Gauging Variational Inference (I)
Ahn, SungsooKAIST
Chertkov, MichaelLos Alamos National Lab.
Shin, JinwooKAIST
ThD2 Solarium
Information Retrieval/Power Networks Regular Session
Chair: Sprintson, AlexTexas A&M Univ
15:30-15:50, Paper ThD2.1 
The Capacity of Cache Aided Private Information Retrieval
Tandon, RaviUniv. of Arizona
15:50-16:10, Paper ThD2.2 
Secure Symmetric Private Information Retrieval from Colluding Databases with Adversaries
Wang, QiwenKTH Royal Inst. of Tech
Skoglund, MikaelRoyal Inst. of Tech. (KTH)
16:10-16:30, Paper ThD2.3 
Private Information Retrieval from Byzantine and Colluding Databases
Banawan, KarimUniv. of Maryland
Ulukus, SennurUniv. of Maryland
16:30-16:50, Paper ThD2.4 
Private Information Retrieval with Side Information: The Single Server Case
Kadhe, SwanandTexas A&M Univ
Garcia, BrendenTexas A&M Univ
Heidarzadeh, AnooshehTexas A&M Univ
El Rouayheb, SalimRutgers Uiversity
Sprintson, AlexTexas A&M Univ
16:50-17:10, Paper ThD2.5 
Efficiently Finding All Power Flow Solutions to Tree Networks
Zachariah, AlishaUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
Charles, ZacharyUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
ThD3 Butternut
Coding Theory Regular Session
Chair: Wootters, MaryStanford Univ
15:30-15:50, Paper ThD3.1 
Maximally Recoverable Codes: The Bounded Case
Gandikota, VenkataPurdue Univ
Grigorescu, ElenaPurdue Univ
Thomas, ClaytonPurdue Univ
Zhu, MinshenPurdue Univ
15:50-16:10, Paper ThD3.2 
Multi-Erasure Locally Recoverable Codes Over Small Fields
Huang, PengfeiUniv. of California, San Diego
Yaakobi, EitanTech. - Israel Inst. of Tech
Siegel, Paul H.UCSD
16:10-16:30, Paper ThD3.3 
Limitations of Piggybacking Codes with Low Substriping
Hulett, ReynaStanford Univ
Wootters, MaryStanford Univ
16:30-16:50, Paper ThD3.4 
Reconciling Similar Sets
Gabrys, RyanSPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
Farnoud (Hassanzadeh), FarzadUniv. of Virginia
16:50-17:10, Paper ThD3.5 
Repairing Multiple Failures for Scalar MDS Codes
Bartan, BurakStanford Univ
Wootters, MaryStanford Univ
ThD4 Pine
Optimization Regular Session
Chair: Molkaraie, MehdiETHZ
15:30-15:50, Paper ThD4.1 
Efficient Rank Minimization to Tighten Semidefinite Programming for Unconstrained Binary Quadratic Optimization
Pogodin, RomanSkolkovo Inst. of Science and Tech.
Krechetov, MikhailSkoltech
Maximov, YuryLos Alamos National Lab.
15:50-16:10, Paper ThD4.2 
Distributed Stochastic Optimization in Networks with Low Informational Exchange
Li, WenjieL2S
Assaad, MohamadCentraleSupélec
Duhamel, PierreLab. Des Signaux Et Systèmes (L2S)-Supélec
16:10-16:30, Paper ThD4.3 
Privacy Preserving Cloud-Based Quadratic Optimization
Alexandru, AndreeaUniv. of Pennsylvania
Gatsis, KonstantinosUniv. of Pennsylvania
Pappas, GeorgeUniv. of Pennsylvania
16:30-16:50, Paper ThD4.4 
Sequential Smoothing Framework for Convex Concave Saddle Point Problems with Application to Large-Scale Constrained Optimization
Le, HienNational Univ. of Singapore
Haskell, WilliamNational Univ. of Singapore
16:50-17:10, Paper ThD4.5 
Inexact Iteration of Averaged Operators for Non-Strongly Convex Stochastic Optimization
Haskell, WilliamNational Univ. of Singapore
Jain, RahulUniv. of Southern California
17:10-17:30, Paper ThD4.6 
Asynchronous Primal Updates in Dual Subgradient Methods Via Approximate Lagrange Multipliers
Valls, VíctorTrinity Coll. Dublin
Leith, DouglasTrinity Coll. Dublin
ThD5 Lower Level
Learning, Optimization, and Control Invited Session
Chair: Raginsky, MaximUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-Chair: Belabbas, Mohamed-AliUniv. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Belabbas, Mohamed-AliUniv. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Raginsky, MaximUniv. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
15:30-15:50, Paper ThD5.1 
Control of Unknown Linear Systems with Thompson Sampling (I)
Ouyang, YiUniv. of Southern California
Gagrani, MukulUniv. of Southern California
Jain, RahulUniv. of Southern California
15:50-16:10, Paper ThD5.2 
Simulation Optimization Via Gradient-Based Stochastic Search (I)
Zhou, EnluGeorgia Inst. of Tech.
Bhatnagar, ShalabhIndian Inst. of Science
16:10-16:30, Paper ThD5.3 
Robust Convergence Analysis of Distributed Optimization Algorithms (I)
Sundararajan, AkhilUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
Hu, BinUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
Lessard, LaurentUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
16:30-16:50, Paper ThD5.4 
On Exploiting Spectral Properties for Solving MDP with Large State Space
Liu, LibinUniv. of Southern California
Chattopadhyay, ArpanUniv. of Southern California
Mitra, UrbashiUniv. of Southern California
16:50-17:10, Paper ThD5.5 
Vaidya Walk: A Sampling Algorithm Based on Volumetric-Logarithmic Barrier
Chen, YuansiUniv. of California, Berkeley
Dwivedi, RaazUniv. of California Berkeley
Wainwright, MartinUC Berkeley
Yu, BinUC Berkeley
17:10-17:30, Paper ThD5.6 
Stability of Learning Algorithms That Converge to Local Minima (I)
Charles, ZacharyUniv. of Wisconsin - Madison
Papailiopoulos, DimitrisUniv. of Wisconsin-Madison
17:30-17:50, Paper ThD5.7 
Differentiable Imitation Learning for Sequential Prediction (I)
Boots, ByronGeorgia Inst. of Tech.




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