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 Friday September 27, 2019

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FrA1 Invited Session, Library Add to My Program 
Blockchain Foundations  
Chair: Viswanath, PramodUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Miller, AndrewUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Viswanath, PramodUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Ren, LingUIUC
08:30-08:50, Paper FrA1.1 Add to My Program
Prism: Scaling Bitcoin from 7 to 70, 000 Transactions Per Second (I)
Bagaria, Vivek KumarStanford
08:50-09:10, Paper FrA1.2 Add to My Program
Work Virtualization: Incentive Design in Proof-Of-Stake Blockchains (I)
Kannan, SreeramUniversity of Washington Seattle
09:10-09:30, Paper FrA1.3 Add to My Program
Privacy-Utility Tradeoffs in Routing Cryptocurrency Over Payment Channel Networks (I)
Tang, WeizhaoCarnegie Mellon University
Wang, WeinaCarnegie Mellon University
Fanti, GiuliaCarnegie Mellon University
Oh, SewoongUniv of Washington
09:30-09:50, Paper FrA1.4 Add to My Program
Sync HotStuff: Simple and Practical Synchronous State Machine Replication (I)
Nayak, KartikDuke University
09:50-10:10, Paper FrA1.5 Add to My Program
Properties of Bitcoin and Prism Blockchains with Propagation Delays (I)
Guo, DongningNorthwestern University
FrA2 Invited Session, Solarium Add to My Program 
Learning in Networks III  
Chair: Xu, JiamingDuke University
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Xu, JiamingDuke University
Organizer: Wu, YihongYale University
08:30-08:50, Paper FrA2.1 Add to My Program
Optimal Adaptivity of Signed-Polygon Statistics for Network Testing (I)
Jin, JiashunCarnegie Mellon University
Ke, TracyHarvard University
Luo, ShengmingCarnegie Mellon University
08:50-09:10, Paper FrA2.2 Add to My Program
Local Non-Bayesian Social Learning with Stubborn Agents (I)
Subramanian, VijayUniversity of Michigan
Vial, DanielUniversity of Michigan
09:10-09:30, Paper FrA2.3 Add to My Program
The Kikuchi Hierarchy and Tensor PCA (I)
Wein, Alexander S.NYU
El Alaoui, AhmedStanford
Moore, CristopherSanta Fe Institute
09:30-09:50, Paper FrA2.4 Add to My Program
Iterative Collaborative Filtering for Sparse Noisy Tensor Estimation (I)
Shah, DevavratMIT
Yu, Christina LeeCornell University
09:50-10:10, Paper FrA2.5 Add to My Program
The Threshold for SDP-Refutation of Random Regular NAE-3SAT (I)
Deshpande, YashStanford University
Montanari, AndreaStanford University
O'Donnell, RyanCMU
Schramm, TselilMIT & Harvard
Sen, SubhabrataHarvard
FrA3 Regular Session, Butternut Add to My Program 
Deep Learning for Communication and Signal Processing  
Chair: Aggarwal, VaneetPurdue University
08:30-08:50, Paper FrA3.1 Add to My Program
Deep Q-Learning for Chunk-Based Caching in Data Processing Networks
Wang, YimengThe George Washington University
Li, YongboThe George Washington University
Lan, TianPhillips Hall 623
Aggarwal, VaneetPurdue University
08:50-09:10, Paper FrA3.2 Add to My Program
Mixture of Deep Neural Networks for Instancewise Feature Selection
Xiao, QiIowa State University
Wang, ZhengdaoIowa State University
09:10-09:30, Paper FrA3.3 Add to My Program
Reinforcement Learning for Channel Coding: Learned Bit-Flipping Decoding
Carpi, FabrizioNew York University
Häger, ChristianChalmers University of Technology
Martalo, MarcoUniversity of Parma
Raheli, RiccardoUniversity of Parma
Pfister, HenryDuke University
09:30-09:50, Paper FrA3.4 Add to My Program
Learning to Compress Using Deep AutoEncoder
Li, QingWestern Digital
Chen, YangUniversity of Michigan
FrA4 Regular Session, Pine Add to My Program 
Control and Optimization  
Chair: Marecek, JakubIBM Research
08:30-08:50, Paper FrA4.1 Add to My Program
Projections Onto the Set of Feasible Inputs and the Set of Feasible Solutions
Gambella, ClaudioIBM Research
Marecek, JakubIBM Research
Mevissen, MartinIBM Research
08:50-09:10, Paper FrA4.2 Add to My Program
Recursive Subspace Identification for Online Thermal Management of Implantable Devices
Ermis, AycaGeorgia Institute of Technology
Lai, Yen-PangGeorgia Institute of Technology
Pan, XinhaiGeorgia Institute of Technology
Chai, RuizhiGeorgia Institute of Technology
Zhang, YingGeorgia Institute of Technology
09:10-09:30, Paper FrA4.3 Add to My Program
Sampled-Data Systems: Maximal Sampling Period
Choi, Ho-LimDong-A University
Hammer, JacobUniv. of Florida
09:30-09:50, Paper FrA4.4 Add to My Program
Minimum Laplacian Controllability of Graphs Based on Interconnecting Two Classes of Threshold Graphs
Yang, Ping-YenNational Chung Hsing University
Hsu, Shun-PinNational Chung Hsing University
Tsai, Chin-HsuanNational Chung Hsing University
FrA5 Regular Session, Lower Level Add to My Program 
Data Analytics  
Chair: Anderson, Brendon G.University of California, Berkeley
08:30-08:50, Paper FrA5.1 Add to My Program
Global Optimality Guarantees for Nonconvex Unsupervised Video Segmentation
Anderson, Brendon G.University of California, Berkeley
Sojoudi, SomayehUC Berkeley
08:50-09:10, Paper FrA5.2 Add to My Program
TwitterMancer: Predicting User Interactions on Twitter
Sotiropoulos, KonstantinosBoston University
Byers, JohnBoston University
Pratikakis, PolyviosFoundation for Research and Technology, Hellas
Tsourakakis, CharalamposBoston University
09:10-09:30, Paper FrA5.3 Add to My Program
A Tragedy of Autonomy: Self-Driving Cars and Urban Congestion Externalities
Brown, Philip N.University of Colorado Colorado Springs
09:30-09:50, Paper FrA5.4 Add to My Program
Serial Quantization for Representing Sparse Signals
Cohen, AlejandroMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Shlezinger, NirWeizmann Institute of Science
Eldar, Yonina C.Weizman Institute of Science
Médard, MurielMIT
09:50-10:10, Paper FrA5.5 Add to My Program
Learning to Recover Sparse Signals
Zhong, SichenStony Brook University
Zhao, YueStony Brook University
Chen, JianshuTencent AI Lab
FrB1 Invited Session, Library Add to My Program 
Reinforcement Learning and Multiarmed Bandits III  
Chair: Jiang, NanUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Organizer: Hajek, BruceUniversity of Illinois
Organizer: Srikant, RUniversity of Illinois
10:30-10:50, Paper FrB1.1 Add to My Program
Bandits: Regret and Complexity (I)
Liu, XiTexas A&M University
Hsieh, Ping-ChunNational Chiao Tung University
Kumar, P. R.Texas A&M University
10:50-11:10, Paper FrB1.2 Add to My Program
A Learning Algorithm for the Whittle Index Policy for Scheduling Web Crawlers (I)
Avrachenkov, Konstantin E.INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Borkar, Vivek ShripadIndian Institute of Technology
11:10-11:30, Paper FrB1.3 Add to My Program
Limit Properties of Markov Chains Induced by Constant Stepsize Empirical Relative Value Iteration (I)
Gupta, AbhishekOhio State University
11:30-11:50, Paper FrB1.4 Add to My Program
On Efficient Estimation of Markov Chain Mixing Time (I)
Combes, RichardCentrale-Supelec / L2S
Touati, MikaelOrange Labs
11:50-12:10, Paper FrB1.5 Add to My Program
The True Sample Complexity of Identifying Good Arms (I)
Jamieson, KevinUniversity of Washington
Katz-Samuels, JulianUniversity of Washington
12:10-12:30, Paper FrB1.6 Add to My Program
AlphaGo Zero, Monte Carlo Tree Search and Self-Play: Towards Theoretical Foundations (I)
Shah, DevavratMIT
Xie, QiaominCornell University
Xu, ZhiMIT
12:30-12:50, Paper FrB1.7 Add to My Program
On Online Learning in Kernelized Markov Decision Processes (I)
Gopalan, AdityaIndian Institute of Science
Ray Chowdhury, SayakIndian Institute of Science
FrB2 Regular Session, Solarium Add to My Program 
Control Theory  
Chair: Ameen ur Rahman, TahaAmerican University of Sharjah
10:30-10:50, Paper FrB2.1 Add to My Program
A Novel Expression for Computing Time Response of LTI Systems of Arbitrary Order with Applications to Fractional and Stochastic Control
Ameen ur Rahman, TahaAmerican University of Sharjah
Mukhopadhyay, ShayokAmerican University of Sharjah
Farhana, ShereenAmerican University of Sharjah
10:50-11:10, Paper FrB2.2 Add to My Program
Controller Synthesis for Multi-Agent Systems with Intermittent Communication: A Metric Temporal Logic Approach
Xu, ZheThe University of Texas at Austin
Zegers, FedericoUniversity of Florida
Wu, BoUniversity of Texas at Austin
Dixon, WarrenUniversity of Florida
Topcu, UfukThe University of Texas at Austin
11:10-11:30, Paper FrB2.3 Add to My Program
Comparison Principle for Linear Differential Equations with Periodic Impulsive Action
Bivziuk, VladyslavUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Slyn'ko, VitaliiJulius Maximilian University of Wurzburg
11:30-11:50, Paper FrB2.4 Add to My Program
State Space Homogenization in Hybrid Dynamical Systems with Two Subystems
Cistelecan, Rodica MihaelaTechnical University of Cluj Napoca
11:50-12:10, Paper FrB2.5 Add to My Program
Observer-Based Controller Design for Systems with Derivative Inputs
Shafai, BahramNortheastern University
Moradmand, AnahitaNortheastern University
Nazari, SamNortheastern University
12:10-12:30, Paper FrB2.6 Add to My Program
A Relaxed Projection Control in the Context of Inverse Optimal Control for Discrete Nonlinear Systems
King, EthanNorth Carolina State University
Tran, HienNorth Carolina State University
12:30-12:50, Paper FrB2.7 Add to My Program
Fast Gaussian Process Based Model Predictive Control with Uncertainty Propagation
Nghiem, Truong X.Northern Arizona University
Nguyen, Trong-DoanNorthern Arizona University
Le, Viet-AnhNorthern Arizona University
FrB3 Regular Session, Butternut Add to My Program 
Information Theory II  
Chair: Melbourne, JamesUniversity of Minnesota
10:30-10:50, Paper FrB3.1 Add to My Program
Covert Communication with Unknown Code at the Warden
Tahmasbi, MehrdadGeorgia Institute of Technology
Bloch, MatthieuGeorgia Institute of Technology
10:50-11:10, Paper FrB3.2 Add to My Program
Relationships between Certain f-Divergences
Melbourne, JamesUniversity of Minnesota
Madiman, MokshayUniversity of Delaware
Salapaka, MurtiUniversity of Minnesota Twin Cities
11:10-11:30, Paper FrB3.3 Add to My Program
Empirical Coordination with Multiple Descriptions
Mylonakis, MichailKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stavrou, Photios A.KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Skoglund, MikaelRoyal Institute of Technology (KTH)
11:30-11:50, Paper FrB3.4 Add to My Program
One-Shot Achievability and Converse Bounds of Gaussian Random Coding in AWGN Channels under Covert Constraint
Yu, XinchunShanghai JiaoTong University
Wei, ShuangqingLouisiana State University
Luo, YuanShanghai JiaoTong University
11:50-12:10, Paper FrB3.5 Add to My Program
Optimal Causal Rate-Constrained Sampling of the Wiener Process
Guo, NianCalifornia Institute of Technology
Kostina, VictoriaCalifornia Institute of Technology
12:10-12:30, Paper FrB3.6 Add to My Program
Private Information Retrieval with Private Coded Side Information: The Multi-Server Case
Kazemi, FatemehTexas A&M University
Karimi, EsmaeilTexas A&M University
Heidarzadeh, AnooshehTexas A&M University
Sprintson, AlexTexas A&M University
12:30-12:50, Paper FrB3.7 Add to My Program
Fundamental Limits for Biometric Identification Systems without Privacy Leakage
Zhou, LinghuiKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Vu, Minh ThanhKTH Royal Institute of Technology
Oechtering, Tobias J.KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Skoglund, MikaelKTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
FrB4 Regular Session, Pine Add to My Program 
Statistical Signal Processing  
Chair: Agarwal, MohitGeorgia Institute of Technology
10:30-10:50, Paper FrB4.1 Add to My Program
BLINK: A Fully Automated Unsupervised Algorithm for Eye-Blink Detection in EEG Signals
Agarwal, MohitGeorgia Institute of Technology
Sivakumar, RaghupathyGeorgia Institute of Technology
10:50-11:10, Paper FrB4.2 Add to My Program
Contrastive Multivariate Singular Spectrum Analysis
Dirie, Abdi-HakinDiffeo Labs
Abid, AbubakarStanford
Zou, JamesStanford
11:10-11:30, Paper FrB4.3 Add to My Program
Adaptive Blind Separation of Two Dependent Sources
Moustakides, GeorgeUniversity of Patras, Greece and Rutgers University, USA
Salib, FeebyRutgers University
Basioti, KalliopiRutgers University
11:30-11:50, Paper FrB4.4 Add to My Program
Operating Characteristics for Binary Hypothesis Testing in Quantum Systems
Medlock, CatherineMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Oppenheim, Alan V.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chuang, IsaacMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Ding, QiXi'an Jiaotong University
11:50-12:10, Paper FrB4.5 Add to My Program
Distributed Approximation of Functions Over Fast Fading Channels with Applications to Distributed Learning and the Max-Consensus Problem
Bjelakovic, IgorTechnische Universität Berlin
Frey, MatthiasTechnische Universität Berlin
Stanczak, SlawomirFraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
12:10-12:30, Paper FrB4.6 Add to My Program
Recovering Noisy-Pseudo-Sparse Signals from Linear Measurements via ell_{infty}
Zhang, HangGeorgia Institute of Technology
Abdi, AfshinGeorgia Institute of Technology
Fekri, FaramarzGeorgia Institute of Technology
FrB5 Regular Session, Lower Level Add to My Program 
Wireless Communication Systems  
Chair: Tripathi, VishrantMassachusetts Institute of Technology
10:30-10:50, Paper FrB5.1 Add to My Program
A Whittle Index Approach to Minimizing Functions of Age of Information
Tripathi, VishrantMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Modiano, EytanMIT
10:50-11:10, Paper FrB5.2 Add to My Program
Deep Reinforcement Learning Based Power Control for Wireless Multicast Systems
Raghu, RamkumarIndian Institute of Science
Upadhyaya, PratheekIndian Institute of Science
Panju, MahadeshIndian Institute of Science
Aggarwal, VaneetPurdue University
Sharma, VinodIndian Institute of Science
11:10-11:30, Paper FrB5.3 Add to My Program
Average Worst-Case Secrecy Rate Maximization Via UAV and Base Station Resource Allocation
Ahmed, ShakilThe University of Arizona
Bash, BoulatUniversity of Arizona
11:30-11:50, Paper FrB5.4 Add to My Program
Capacity of mmWave MIMO-Systems Using a Wideband Indoor Channel Model
Fellhauer, FelixUniversity of Stuttgart
Loghin, NabilSony Europe
ten Brink, StephanUniversity of Stuttgart
11:50-12:10, Paper FrB5.5 Add to My Program
Stability of Wireless Random Access Systems
AlAmmouri, AhmadUT Austin
Andrews, JeffreyThe University of Texas at Austin
Baccelli, FrançoisUT Austin
12:10-12:30, Paper FrB5.6 Add to My Program
Scheduling to Minimize Age of Information in Multi-State Time-Varying Networks with Power Constraints
Tang, HaoyueTsinghua University
Wang, JintaoTsinghua University
Song, LinqiCity University of Hong Kong
Song, JianTsinghua University




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