Date: 2017-02-12to Time: All day Location: Catamaran Resort, Mission Bay, San Diego *Registration is Required. [registration] Host: ITA Director Alon Orlitsky et al.
The week-long Information Theory and Applications Center (ITA) will hold its annual ITA Workshop at the Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach, Sunday February 12 through Friday February 17. ITA is based in the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego.
ITA 2017 will be held at the Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach from Sunday, February 12 through Friday, February 17 (over Valentine's Day). It's not too late to register and attend all or parts of the week-long event. For details on the extensive technical and social programs, visit the workshop website.
The technical focus will be "Data Science", with several exciting plenaries on the topic:
Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute: Genomics and Big Data
Andrea Montanari, Stanford: The Empirical Risk Landscape of Some Machine Learning Problems
Chris McKinlay, Data Science Inc.: How Do We Discover What We Are Not Looking For? (Valentine's Day Special)
Fernando Perez: Jupyter - Interactive Data Exploration and Visualization Across Language
The workshop will feature six tracks, featuring more than 420 technical presentations. These include"graduation day" proceedings, when outstanding final-year Ph.D. students overview their research.
Note: All speakers in two of those six tracks will deliver their seminars aboard the spectacular William D. Evans Sternwheeler (pictured above).
Social events will keep ITA 2017 participants entertained and help them get to know each other (or catch up with old friends and colleagues) - and even celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday. In addition to breakfast, a daytime work lounge, and evening game and movie lounge with free snacks and drinks that will be available every day of the workshop, here is a brief roundup of special activities open to participants, spouses and others:
Sunday Evening welcome reception ✸ mind-boggling entertainment Monday Women's networking lunch with free food ✸ evening reception ✸ interactive puzzle session with prizes Tuesday Students' research panel with free food ✸ evening reception ✸ Valentine's Day Socal with food, music, and dance Wednesday Graduation day posters and lunch ✸ glove's off, our entertainment highlight ✸ banquet cruise and entertainment ✸ student banquerrito Thursday Kite demo and flying at lunch ✸ dinner cooking competition between participants' recipes with prizes (a must) Friday Kite demo and flying at lunch ✸ free farewell bash at a local pub
Something to remember: As last year, each participant will receive their own personalized poster, T-shirt, and mug.