Summary of EASIT 2014 Proposal for EASIT 2015

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Summary of EASIT 2014 & Proposal for EASIT 2015 By Prof. Sidharth (Sid) Jaggi,

Summary of EASIT 2014 & Proposal for EASIT 2015 By Prof. Sidharth (Sid) Jaggi, Department of Information Engineering The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Summary of EASIT 2014

Summary of EASIT 2014

» Date: 7 -11 July, 2014 (Mon – Fri) » Website: ˃ http: //www.

» Date: 7 -11 July, 2014 (Mon – Fri) » Website: ˃ http: //www. ie. cuhk. edu. hk/summer-school-2014/ » Number of attendees: 62 ˃ IT Soc Member § Workshop Only: 12 § Workshop plus 5 nights accommodations: 14 ˃ Non-Member § Workshop Only: 10 § Workshop plus 5 nights accommodations: 26 » Demographics ˃ ˃ ˃ China: 31 Hong Kong: 16 Japan: 9 Taiwan: 6 Singapore: 2 Korea: 2 Summary of EASIT 2014

Time Mon, July 7 Tue, July 8 Wed, July 9 Thu, July 10 Fri,

Time Mon, July 7 Tue, July 8 Wed, July 9 Thu, July 10 Fri, July 11 08: 45 -09: 00 Opening 09: 00 -10: 30 David Tse (Part I) Alon Orlisky (Part I) Rüdiger Urbanke (Part I) Yasutada Oohama (Part I) Open Problem Session (Part I) 10: 30 -11: 00 Coffee break At Foyer, TY Wong Hall, 5/F, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building 11: 00 -12: 30 David Tse (Part II) 12: 30 -13: 30 Lunch break At Chung Chi College Staff Club, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 13: 30 -14: 30 Spotlight 1 14: 30 -15: 00 Coffee break 15: 00 -16: 30 Poster session 1 18: 00++ Alon Orlisky (Part II) Spotlight 2 Rüdiger Urbanke (Part II) Open Problem Session (Part II) Chandra Nair (Part I) School closes Coffee break Poster session 2 Chandra Nair (Part II) Banquet dinner Program Excursion Yasutada Oohama (Part II)

» David Tse, Stanford University High Throughput Sequencing: The Microscope in the Big Data

» David Tse, Stanford University High Throughput Sequencing: The Microscope in the Big Data Era » Alon Orlisky, UCSD Learning Big Data: an Information Theoretic Perspective » Rüdiger Urbanke, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Spatial coupling: What is it, why does it work, and what are the open challenges? » Yasutada Oohama, The University of Electro-Communications New proofs of coding theorems for discrete memoryless source or channel coding problems based on information spectrum method » Chandra Nair, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Extremal distributions in discrete memoryless network information theory settings: identification and restriction using perturbation ideas and concave envelopes Speakers

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A New Upper Bound on the Partition Information Required

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A New Upper Bound on the Partition Information Required in Multiple Access Communications Jie Chuai, The University of Hong Kong Distributed Beamforming in Layered Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks Binyue Liu, Xidian University Compressed sensing measurement matrices from LDPC codes Xin-Ji Liu, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University Phase Retrieval and Alternating Minimization Method Bo Shan, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University Second-Order Achievable Rate Region for Linear Slepian-Wolf Coding with Sparse Matrices Masaru Takahashi, Tokyo Institute of Technology Noncoherent transmission of network coding Zhongjun Zhou, IIIS, Tsinghua University List of Posters - Mon

1. On the Redundancy of CSE Lossless Compression Algorithm for Degenerated Markov Sources Takaichi

1. On the Redundancy of CSE Lossless Compression Algorithm for Degenerated Markov Sources Takaichi Akiyama, The University of Electro-Communications 2. Approximating Partition Functions on 2 D-grids via Generalized Belief Propagation Chun Lam Chan, Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 3. Variable-Rate Linear Network Error Correction MDS Codes Xuan Guang, Nankai University 4. Rate optimization for repeat accumulate interleave division system by fixed point analysis Meilin He, Doshisha University 5. Variable length lossy source coding using LDPC codes Junya Honda, The University of Tokyo 6. Non-Binary Parallel Concatenated Code for Large MIMO Systems Takuya Ishida, Dankook University 7. Spatially Coupled Convolutional Code with Single-Parity Constraint Taiki Kanemori, IEEE 8. Rate-Compatible Spatially Coupled Repeat-Accumulate Code Akiyoshi Kimura, Dankook University 9. On the Lossy Source Coding Problem with Delayed Side Information Tetsunao Matsuta, Tokyo Institute of Technology 10. Replication-based Distributed Storage Systems with Variable Repetition Degrees Kenneth Shum, Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong List of Posters - Tue

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Income Grants and Donations Budget (USD) Actual (USD) $21, 930. 00 - IEEE IT

Income Grants and Donations Budget (USD) Actual (USD) $21, 930. 00 - IEEE IT Society $20, 000. 00 - United College, CUHK Registration Fee $20, 000. 00 $1, 935. 48 $5, 482. 50 Other: $5406. 45 $25. 81 - Poster printing $0 $25. 81 TOTAL INCOME $27, 412. 50 $27, 367. 74 Financial

Expense Management Services Expense Budget (USD) $3, 225. 00 - Workshop management by CINTEC

Expense Management Services Expense Budget (USD) $3, 225. 00 - Workshop management by CINTEC Actual (USD) $4, 070. 97 $3, 225. 81 - Helper for video recording $241. 94 - On-site helpers $603. 23 Registration Expense $10, 845. 68 $10, 554. 71 - Refreshment $1, 567. 74 - Lunch $3, 678. 58 - Wifi Accounts $387. 10 - Hostel $4, 093. 55 - T-shirt $827. 74 Promotion Expense $258. 00 $0. 00 Publication Expense $258. 00 $165. 16 - Booklet Program Expense $165. 16 $8838. 05 $7, 603. 61 - Speakers’ air tickets $4, 554. 84 - Speakers’ hotel $3, 048. 77 (To be continued in next slide)

Expense Exhibits Expense Budget (USD) $258. 00 - Backdrop and signage Local Arrangements Expense

Expense Exhibits Expense Budget (USD) $258. 00 - Backdrop and signage Local Arrangements Expense Actual (USD) $131. 87 $645. 00 $612. 77 - Umbrellas $219. 35 - Souvenirs to speakers $268. 45 - Bottled water for speakers $7. 20 - Incentives for participants $95. 87 - Incentives for participants $16. 01 - Table cloth washing Social Functions Expense $5. 88 $2503. 12 $2, 733. 16 - Banquet $1, 434. 32 - Excursion $1, 092. 39 - Dinner with speakers Administration Expense $206. 45 $290. 77 $177. 39 - Bank charge for credit card $49. 65 - Insurance for participants $127. 74 Return of un-used fund to IEEE IT Soc TOTAL EXPENSE $1, 318. 09 $27, 412. 50 $26, 049. 65

Proposal for EASIT 2015

Proposal for EASIT 2015

» Date: 8 -12 June, 2015 (Mon – Fri) ˃ WEEK BEFORE ISIT 2015

» Date: 8 -12 June, 2015 (Mon – Fri) ˃ WEEK BEFORE ISIT 2015 IN HONG KONG » Number of students: 60 -70 » Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong » Registration fees (similar to EASIT 2014): ˃ IT Soc Member § Workshop Only: HK$ 300 § Workshop plus 5 nights accommodations: HK$ 600 ˃ Non-Member § Workshop Only: HK$ 650 § Workshop plus 5 nights accommodations: HK$ 900 Proposed EASIT 2015

» Network Coding: Raymond Yeung, Terence Chan, Frederique Oggier, Navin Kashyap » Information Theoretic

» Network Coding: Raymond Yeung, Terence Chan, Frederique Oggier, Navin Kashyap » Information Theoretic Security: Matsumoto, Frederique Oggier Navin Kashyap, Andrew Thangaraj » Multi-terminal Information Theory: Kingo Kobayashi, Matsumoto, Mehul Motani, Sergio Verdu » Coding theory - Polar Codes, traditional coding theory: Emre Telatar, Rob Calderbank, Pascal Vontobel » Miscellaneous: Bruce Hajek, Sergio Verdu Speaker Candidates with themes (tentative)

Income Grants and Donations Budget (USD) $15, 000. 00 Registration Fee $6, 000. 00

Income Grants and Donations Budget (USD) $15, 000. 00 Registration Fee $6, 000. 00 TOTAL INCOME $21, 000. 00 Expense Management Services Expense (Staff and helpers) Registration Expense (Refreshment, lunches, hostel, Wifi accounts etc) Budget (USD) $3, 800. 00 $10, 000. 00 Promotion Expense $200. 00 Publication Expense $200. 00 (Program booklet) Program Expense (Speakers’ accommodations) $3, 000. 00 Exhibits Expense $200. 00 Local Arrangements Expense $400. 00 Budget Social Functions Expense $3, 000. 00 Administration Expense $200. 00 TOTAL EXPENSE $21, 000

» Croucher Summer Course by Croucher Education Foundation » Requirement of Croucher Summer Course:

» Croucher Summer Course by Croucher Education Foundation » Requirement of Croucher Summer Course: ˃ A residential course held over a period of approximately five days ˃ To educate and inspire a small group of approximately 25 -30 (and we have requested for 60 -70 participants) very promising postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong and the wider region. ˃ Participants will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists, network with peers, participate in engaging and interactive discussions and, depending on the subject of the course, gain practical experience in the laboratory. ˃ The Croucher Foundation will in general provide successful applicants for three courses to be held once every two years over a period of six years. » » Application submitted on Jun, 2014 Announcement of result on Dec, 2014 Funding requested: HKD 233, 000 (USD 30, 064) More information about the funding: ˃ http: //www. croucher. org. hk/funding/enabling-the-exchange-of-ideas-betweenhong-kong-scientists-and-their-counterparts-in-mainland-china-andoverseas/croucher-summer-courses Other funding

» Hong Kong ˃ Sidharth Jaggi (CUHK) School Chair ˃ Chandra Nair (CUHK) Treasurer

» Hong Kong ˃ Sidharth Jaggi (CUHK) School Chair ˃ Chandra Nair (CUHK) Treasurer » Japan ˃ Ryutaroh Matsumoto (TITech) » Korea ˃ Sae-Young Chung (KAIST) » Singapore ˃ Vincent Tan (NUS) ˃ Mehul Motani (NUS) » Taiwan ˃ Hsuan-Jung Su (NTU) » China ˃ Ning Cai (Xidian University) ˃ Wei Kang (SEU) » Advisory committee ˃ Gerhard Kramer (TUM, Germany) ˃ Raymond Yeung (CUHK, Hong Kong) Organizing Committee

» Funding request from IT Soc: 15 k USD » If Croucher application successful

» Funding request from IT Soc: 15 k USD » If Croucher application successful – to be returned/more ambitious program (no registration fees/more students). WILL DO INFORMATION THEORY FOR FOOD (and some funding)