2018 Information Theory and Applications Workshop


Date: 2018-02-11to
Location: Catamaran Resort , Pacific Beach, San Diego
*Registration is Required.


ITA's focus this year is communications and machine learning, with over 400 talks on these and related topics, including two full memorable tracks aboard the William D. Evans Sternwheeler. This year we are also experimenting with a new plenary format where two distinguished speakers from diverse fields will present complementary views of related topics. We are happy to feature the following outstanding speakers:
Monday Yonina Eldar and Robert Heath will present signal-processing and communication perspectives of 5G. 
Tuesday Nina Balcan and Robert Nowak will provide the "CS" and "EE" views of active learning. 
Wednesday  Stefano Soatto will speak about information theoretic and statistical approaches to machine learning. 
Thursday Rich Baraniuk and Sanjeev Arora will outline algorithmic and probabilistic foundations of deep learning. 
Friday Ramesh Johari and Ari Juels will describe rating and cryptographic frameworks for the future of commerce. 
The workshop coincides with the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and some social events will be accordingly themed. 
Sunday Opening ceremony, registration, and book introduction 
Monday Nambi Seshadri's Bell Medal Celebration and reception 
Tuesday Students and postdocs lunch with solicited academic career advice 
Wednesday Graduation day posters and lunch ✸ San Diego Winter Olympics ✸ Banquet ✸ Valentine’s Day Dance
Thursday Deep-learning crash tutorial and reception 
Friday Student posters (day may change) ✸ closing ceremony 
Also join us for these offerings
Daily Breakfast ✸ daytime work lounge ✸ Winter Olympics lounge with free snacks and drinks 
Most days Fun group adventures at San Diego's most popular escape room ($10) 


You can find even more information at the workshop website. Please note that participation in the workshop requires registration. We hope that you can join us, and if we can do anything to facilitate your participation, please let us know.

*Registration is Required