57th Annual Allerton Conference
on Communication, Control, and Computing
September 24-27, 2019
Allerton Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, USA

2019 57th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton)
Sept. 24-27, 2019, Allerton Park and Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, USA

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Last updated on October 1, 2019. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Thursday September 26, 2019

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ThA1 Invited Session, Library Add to My Program 
Learning in Networks I  
Chair: Hajek, BruceUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Xu, JiamingDUKE UNIVERSITY
Organizer: Wu, YihongYale University
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA1.1 Add to My Program
Average-Case Reductions between Statistics Problems: From GOE to Wishart and Other Precise Distributional Maps (I)
Brennan, MatthewMIT
Bresler, GuyMIT
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA1.2 Add to My Program
Spectral Graph Matching and Regularized Quadratic Relaxations (I)
Fan, ZhouYale University
Mao, ChengYale University
Wu, YihongYale University
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA1.3 Add to My Program
Asymptotic Bayes Risk for Gaussian Mixture in a Semi-Supervised Setting (I)
Lelarge, MarcInria - Ens
Miolane, LeoEcole Polytechnique
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA1.4 Add to My Program
Contextual Stochastic Block Models (I)
Deshpande, YashStanford University
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA1.5 Add to My Program
The Landscape of the Planted Clique Problem: Dense Subgraphs and the Overlap Gap Property (I)
Gamarnik, DavidMIT
Zadik, IliasNYU
ThA2 Regular Session, Solarium Add to My Program 
Algorithms and Data Over Networks  
Chair: Arafa, AhmedUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA2.1 Add to My Program
Reconstructing a Bounded-Degree Directed Tree Using Path Queries
Wang, ZhaosenGoogle
Honorio, JeanPurdue University
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA2.2 Add to My Program
Joint Source-Channel Coding of Gaussian Sources Over AWGN Channels via Manifold Variational Autoencoders
Saidutta, YashasGeorgia Institute of Technology
Abdi, AfshinGeorgia Institute of Technology
Fekri, FaramarzGeorgia Institute of Technology
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA2.3 Add to My Program
Decentralization Issues in Cell-Free Massive MIMO Networks with Zero-Forcing Precoding
Riera-Palou, FelipUniversitat De Les Illes Balears - Q0718001A
Femenias, GuillemUniversitat De Les Illes Balears
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA2.4 Add to My Program
Timely Cloud Computing: Preemption and Waiting
Arafa, AhmedUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte
Yates, RoyRutgers University
Poor, H. VincentPrinceton University
ThA3 Regular Session, Butternut Add to My Program 
Coding Techniques  
Chair: Aldaghri, NasserUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA3.1 Add to My Program
On Performance Analysis and Code Design for Visible Light Communication
Jain, NitinIndian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Banerjee, AdrishIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA3.2 Add to My Program
Cache Aided Broadcast Channels with User Cooperation
You, XiaowenShanghaitech University
Wu, YoulongShanghaiTech University
Chen, JiahuiShanghaitech University
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA3.3 Add to My Program
Threshold-Secure Coding with Shared Key
Aldaghri, NasserUniversity of Michigan
Mahdavifar, HessamUniversity of Michigan
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA3.4 Add to My Program
Sparse Random Linear Network Coding for Low Latency Allcast
Graham, Mark AndrewUniversity of Bristol
Ganesh, AyalvadiUniversity of Bristol
Piechocki, RobertUniversity of Bristol
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA3.5 Add to My Program
Converse for Symmetric Multi-Server Single-Message PIR with Side Information
Gastpar, MichaelUniversity of California, Berkeley
ThA4 Regular Session, Pine Add to My Program 
Optimization II  
Chair: Hansen, JakobUniversity of Pennsylvania
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA4.1 Add to My Program
Distributed Optimization with Sheaf Homological Constraints
Hansen, JakobUniversity of Pennsylvania
Ghrist, RobertUniversity of Pennsylvania
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA4.2 Add to My Program
Offline and Online Scheduling of Jobs with Service and Delay Costs
Burra, RamyaIISc
Singh, ChandramaniIISc
Kuri, JoyIndian Institute of Science
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA4.3 Add to My Program
A Fine-Grained Variant of the Hierarchy of Lasserre
Ma, Wann-JiunUniversity of Maryland
Marecek, JakubIBM Research
Mevissen, MartinIBM Research
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA4.4 Add to My Program
Distributed Asynchronous Random Projection Algorithm (DARPA) with Arbitrary Uniformly Bounded Delay
Atallah, ElieUniversity of Central Florida
Rahnavard, NazaninUniversity of Central Florida
Enyioha, ChinwenduUniversity of Central Florida
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA4.5 Add to My Program
Distributed Gradient Descent: Nonconvergence to Saddle Points and the Stable-Manifold Theorem
Swenson, BrianPrinceton University
Murray, RyanNorth Carolina State University
Poor, H. VincentPrinceton University
Kar, SoummyaCarnegie Mellon University
ThA5 Regular Session, Lower Level Add to My Program 
Information Theory I  
Chair: Mayya, VaishakhiDuke University
08:30-08:50, Paper ThA5.1 Add to My Program
Mutual Information in Community Detection with Covariate Information and Correlated Networks
Mayya, VaishakhiDuke University
Reeves, GalenDuke University
08:50-09:10, Paper ThA5.2 Add to My Program
Non-Adaptive Quantitative Group Testing Using Irregular Sparse Graph Codes
Karimi, EsmaeilTexas A&M University
Kazemi, FatemehTexas A&M University
Heidarzadeh, AnooshehTexas A&M University
Narayanan, KrishnaTexas A&M University
Sprintson, AlexTexas A&M University
09:10-09:30, Paper ThA5.3 Add to My Program
Algorithmic Randomness in Continuous-Time Markov Chains
Huang, XiangIowa State University
Lutz, Jack H.Iowa State University
Migunov, AndreiIowa State University
09:30-09:50, Paper ThA5.4 Add to My Program
Scalable String Reconciliation by Recursive Content-Dependent Shingling
Song, BowenBoston University
Trachtenberg, AriBoston University
09:50-10:10, Paper ThA5.5 Add to My Program
The Impacts of Additive Noise and 1-Bit Quantization on the Correlation Coefficient in the Low-SNR Regime
Williamson, AdamThe University of Texas at Austin
ThB1 Invited Session, Library Add to My Program 
Quantum Information Processing  
Chair: Chitambar, EricUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Chitambar, EricUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Junge, MariusUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB1.1 Add to My Program
Universal Quantum Emulator (I)
Marvian, ImanDuke University
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB1.2 Add to My Program
Extendibility Limits the Performance of Quantum Processors (I)
Kaur, EneetLouisiana State University
Das, SiddharthaUniversité Libre de Bruxelles
Wilde, Mark M.McGill University
Winter, AndreasICREA & Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB1.3 Add to My Program
Higher Order Quantum Operations of Blackbox Unitaries (I)
Murao, MioThe University of Tokyo
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB1.4 Add to My Program
Quantum Codes from Neural Networks (I)
Bausch, JohannesUniversity of Cambridge
Leditzky, FelixJILA, University of Colorado Boulder
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB1.5 Add to My Program
Quantum Information Cost (I)
Touchette, DaveUniversite de Sherbrooke
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB1.6 Add to My Program
Playing Games with Multiple Access Channels (I)
Smith, GraemeJILA / CU Boulder
Leditzky, FelixJILA, University of Colorado Boulder
Alhejji, MohammadJILA/CU Boulder
Levin, JoshJILA/CU Boulder
ThB2 Invited Session, Solarium Add to My Program 
Distributed Control, Optimization and Learning III  
Chair: Hu, BinUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Beck, CarolynUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Etesami, RasoulUIUC
Organizer: Hu, BinUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Srikant, RUniversity of Illinois
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB2.1 Add to My Program
Online Optimization and Energy (I)
Goel, GautamCalifornia Institute of Technology
London, PalmaCalifornia Institute of Technology
Wierman, AdamCalifornia Institute of Technology
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB2.2 Add to My Program
Finite-Time Analysis of Q-Learning with Linear Function Approximation (I)
Chen, ZaiweiGeorgia Institute of Technology
Zhang, ShengGeorgia Institute of Technology
Doan, ThinhGeorgia Institute of Technology
Clarke, John-PaulGeorgia Institute of Technology
Maguluri, Siva ThejaGeorgia Institute of Technology
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB2.3 Add to My Program
A Hierachical Network Utility Maximization with Consensus on the Dual Variables (I)
Scaglione, AnnaArizona State University
Ravi, NikhilArizona State University
Karakoc, Nurullah1992
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB2.4 Add to My Program
Finite-Sample Analysis for SARSA with Linear Function Approximation (I)
Xu, TengyuThe Ohio State University
Zou, ShaofengUniversity at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Liang, YingbinThe Ohio State University
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB2.5 Add to My Program
The Robust Descent Condition (I)
Liu, LiuTsinghua University
Li, TianyangUT Austin
Caramanis, ConstantineThe University of Texas at Austin
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB2.6 Add to My Program
Learning to Route and Cache: A Reinforcement Learning Approach (I)
Bura, ArchanaTAMU
Rengarajan, DesikTAMU
Kalathil, DileepTexas A&M University
Shakkottai, SrinivasTexas A&M University
Chamberland, Jean-FrancoisTexas A&M University
ThB3 Regular Session, Butternut Add to My Program 
Dynamic and Network Games  
Chair: Akbay, Abdullah BasarArizona State University
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB3.1 Add to My Program
Acquisition Games with Partial-Asymmetric Information
Voleti, Veeraruna KavithaIIT Bombay
Maheshwari, MayankIIT Bombay
Eitan, AltmanINRIA
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB3.2 Add to My Program
Game-Theoretic Analysis of Optimal Control and Sampling for Linear Stochastic Systems
Peng, GuanzeNew York University
Zhu, QuanyanNew York University
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB3.3 Add to My Program
Informational Cascades Can Be Avoided with Non-Myopic Agents
Heydaribeni, NasimehUniversity of Michigan
Bistritz, IlaiTel-Aviv University
Anastasopoulos, AchilleasUniversity of Michigan
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB3.4 Add to My Program
Reinforcement Learning for Optimal Control of Queueing Systems
Liu, BaiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Xie, QiaominCornell University
Modiano, EytanMIT
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB3.5 Add to My Program
Information Design for Regulating Traffic Flows under Uncertain Network State
Wu, ManxiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Amin, SaurabhMassachusetts Institute of Technology
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB3.6 Add to My Program
Data Collection from Privacy-Aware Users in the Presence of Social Learning
Akbay, Abdullah BasarArizona State University
Wang, WeinaCarnegie Mellon University
Zhang, JunshanArizona State University
ThB4 Regular Session, Pine Add to My Program 
Performance, Reliability, and Security  
Chair: Narayanan, HariharanDrexel University
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB4.1 Add to My Program
Sum Throughput on a Random Access Erasure Collision Channel
Narayanan, HariharanDrexel University
Weber, StevenDrexel University, Dept. of ECE
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB4.2 Add to My Program
Derandomized Asymmetrical Balanced Allocation
Tang, DengwangUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Subramanian, VijayUniversity of Michigan
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB4.3 Add to My Program
Entropy Estimation of Physically Unclonable Functions Via Chow Parameters
Schaub, AlexanderTélécom Paris
Rioul, OlivierTélécom Paris
Boutros, Joseph JeanTexas A&M University at Qatar
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB4.4 Add to My Program
Attacks on Electricity Markets
Barreto, CarlosVanderbilt University
Koutsoukos, XenofonVanderbilt University
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB4.5 Add to My Program
Feasibility and Detection of Replay Attack in Networked Constrained Cyber-Physical Systems
Hosseinzadeh, MehdiUniversité Libre De Bruxelles
Sinopoli, BrunoUniversity of Washington at St. Louis
Garone, EmanueleUniversita Della Calabria
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB4.6 Add to My Program
Local Distribution Obfuscation Via Probability Coupling
Kawamoto, YusukeAIST
Murakami, TakaoNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
ThB5 Invited Session, Lower Level Add to My Program 
Reinforcement Learning and Multiarmed Bandits II  
Chair: He, NiaoUIUC
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Srikant, RUniversity of Illinois
10:30-10:50, Paper ThB5.1 Add to My Program
Learning to Control in Metric Space with Optimal Regret (I)
Ni, ChengzhuoPeking University
Yang, LinUCLA
Wang, MengdiPrinceton University
10:50-11:10, Paper ThB5.2 Add to My Program
An Approximately Optimal Algorithm for Relative Value Learning for Averaged MDPs with Continuous States and Actions (I)
Sharma, HiteshiUniversity of Southern California
Jain, RahulUniversity of Southern California
11:10-11:30, Paper ThB5.3 Add to My Program
Neural Proximal/Trust Region Policy Optimization Attains Globally Optimal Policy (I)
Wang, ZhaoranNorthwestern Univ
11:30-11:50, Paper ThB5.4 Add to My Program
Stochastic Approximation Trackers for Model-Based Search Method (I)
Joseph, AjinUniversity of Alberta
Bhatnagar, ShalabhIndian Institute of Science
11:50-12:10, Paper ThB5.5 Add to My Program
On Matrix Momentum Stochastic Approximation and Applications to Q-Learning (I)
Devraj, Adithya M.University of Florida
Meyn, SeanUniversity of Florida
12:10-12:30, Paper ThB5.6 Add to My Program
Multi-Action Robust Synthetic Control (I)
Shah, DevavratMIT
Cosson, RomainEcole Polytechnique, Paris
Agarwal, AnishMIT
Shen, DennisMIT
ThC1 Invited Session, Library Add to My Program 
Learning in Networks II  
Chair: Wu, YihongYale University
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Xu, JiamingDUKE UNIVERSITY
Organizer: Wu, YihongYale University
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC1.1 Add to My Program
Hierarchical Community Detection with Fiedler Vectors (I)
Lei, LihuaUC Berkeley
Li, XiaodongUC Davis
Lou, XingmeiUniversity of California, Davis
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC1.2 Add to My Program
The Planted Matching Problem (I)
Moharrami, MehrdadUniversity of Michigan
Moore, CristopherSanta Fe Institute
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC1.3 Add to My Program
Mutual Information in Matrix Factorization via I-MMSE Interpolation (I)
Reeves, GalenDuke University
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC1.4 Add to My Program
Nonlinear Function Estimation with Empirical Bayes and Approximate Message Passing
Liu, HangjinNC State University
Zhou, YouNCSU
Beirami, AhmadMIT
Baron, DrorNorth Carolina State University
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC1.5 Add to My Program
Sharp Guarantees for Solving Random Equations with One-Bit Information
Taheri, HosseinUCSB
Pedarsani, RamtinUC Santa Barbara
Thrampoulidis, ChristosUniversity of California Santa Barbara
ThC2 Invited Session, Solarium Add to My Program 
Distributed Control, Optimization and Learning IV  
Chair: Beck, CarolynUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Beck, CarolynUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Etesami, RasoulUIUC
Organizer: Hu, BinUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Srikant, RUniversity of Illinois
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC2.1 Add to My Program
A Mean Field Game Analysis of Distributed MAC in Ultra-Dense Multichannel Wireless Networks (I)
Narasimha, DheerajArizona State University
Shakkottai, SrinivasTexas A&M University
Ying, LeiUniversity of Michigan
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC2.2 Add to My Program
Achieving Zero Queueing Delay for Parallel Jobs (I)
Wang, WeinaCarnegie Mellon University
Weng, WentaoTsinghua University
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC2.3 Add to My Program
Optimizing the Price of Anarchy in Networked Resource Allocation Games (I)
Chandan, RahulUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Paccagnan, DarioETH Zurich
Ferguson, BryceUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Marden, JasonUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC2.4 Add to My Program
Proximal Optimization for Resource Allocation in Distributed Computing Systems with Data Locality (I)
Goldsztajn, DiegoUniversidad ORT Uruguay
Paganini, FernandoUniversidad ORT Uruguay
Ferragut, AndresUniversidad ORT Uruguay
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC2.5 Add to My Program
Distributed Zero-Order Algorithms for Nonconvex Multi-Agent Optimization (I)
Tang, YujieHarvard University
Li, NaHarvard University
ThC3 Regular Session, Butternut Add to My Program 
Complex Networked Systems  
Chair: Tavafoghi, HamidrezaUniversity of California, Berkeley
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC3.1 Add to My Program
Influence of Load Models on Equilibria, Stability and Algebraic Manifolds of Power System Differential-Algebraic System
Wu, DanMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Wang, BinTexas A&M University
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC3.2 Add to My Program
Toward Technically Feasible and Economically Efficient Integration of Distributed Energy Resources
Ilic, MarijaMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Jaddivada, RupamathiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC3.3 Add to My Program
On Network Topology Inference of Social Networks
Mao, YanbingBinghamton University
Akyol, EmrahBinghamton University
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC3.4 Add to My Program
Three Formulations of the Kuramoto Model As a System of Polynomial Equations
Chen, TianranAuburn University at Montgomery
Marecek, JakubIBM Research
Mehta, DhagashUniversity of Notre Dame
Niemerg, MatthewIBM Center of Excellence
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC3.5 Add to My Program
Strategic Information Platforms in Transportation Networks
Tavafoghi, HamidrezaUniversity of California, Berkeley
Shetty, AkhilUniversity of California, Berkeley
Poolla, KameshwarUniversity of California, Berkeley
Varaiya, Pravin P.University of California, Berkeley
ThC4 Regular Session, Pine Add to My Program 
Learning and Networks  
Chair: Singh, RahulTexas A&M University
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC4.1 Add to My Program
Modeling and Optimization of Human-Machine Interaction Processes Via the Maximum Entropy Principle
Zheng, JiaxiaoThe University of Texas at Austin
de Veciana, GustavoUniversity of Texas, Austin
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC4.2 Add to My Program
Robust Trajectory Planning of Autonomous Vehicle at Intersections with Communication Impairments
Chohan, NehaAalto University
Nazari, Mohammad AliChalmers University of Technology
Wymeersch, HenkChalmers University of Technology
Charalambous, ThemistoklisAalto University
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC4.3 Add to My Program
Eventual Consensus: Applications to Storage and Blockchain (Extended Abstract)
Tseng, LewisBoston College
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC4.4 Add to My Program
Optimal Information Updating Based on Value of Information
Singh, RahulThe Ohio State University
Kamath, Gopal KrishnaTexas A&M University
Kumar, P. R.Texas A&M University
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC4.5 Add to My Program
Scheduling Policies for Minimizing Job Migration and Server Running Costs for Cloud Computing Platforms
K, HarithaIISc
Singh, ChandramaniUIUC
ThC5 Regular Session, Lower Level Add to My Program 
Topics in Learning Theory  
Chair: Gupta, AbhishekOhio State University
13:30-13:50, Paper ThC5.1 Add to My Program
Distributed SGD Generalizes Well under Asynchrony
Regatti, JayanthThe Ohio State University
Tendolkar, GauravThe Ohio State University
Zhou, YiThe Ohio State University
Gupta, AbhishekThe Ohio State University
Liang, YingbinThe Ohio State University
13:50-14:10, Paper ThC5.2 Add to My Program
Maximin Active Learning with Data-Dependent Norms
Karzand, MinaUW Madison
Nowak, RobertUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
14:10-14:30, Paper ThC5.3 Add to My Program
On the Asymptotic Sample Complexity of HGR Maximal Correlation Functions in Semi-Supervised Learning
Xu, XiangxiangTsinghua University
Huang, Shao-LunTsinghua University
14:30-14:50, Paper ThC5.4 Add to My Program
k-Vectors: An Alternating Minimization Algorithm for Learning Regression Functions
Weinberger, NirMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Feder, MeirTel Aviv University
14:50-15:10, Paper ThC5.5 Add to My Program
Wasserstein GAN Can Perform PCA
Cho, JaewoongKAIST
Suh, ChanghoKAIST
ThPL Invited Session, Library & Solarium Add to My Program 
Plenary Lecture - Benjamin Van Roy  
Chair: Dominguez-Garcia, AlejandroUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
16:00-17:00, Paper ThPL.1 Add to My Program
Making Reinforcement Learning Data-Efficient (I)
Van Roy, BenjaminStanford University




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