Program

Time

Event

Speaker

Affliation

August 23, 2016 (Tuesday)

9:55AM-10:00AM Opening speech by Professor Ching, Head of Department of Mathematics
Morning session (chaired by Zhiwen Zhang)

10:00AM-11:00AM

Gaussian Comparison Lemmas and Convex Optimization [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Babak Hassibi

Caltech

11:15AM-12:15PM

Information Theoretical Security [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Ning Cai

ShanghaiTech University

12:30AM-2:20PM Conference lunch at Rome Cafe Graduate House HKU (speakers invited)
Afternoon session (chaired by Zheng Qu)

2:30PM-3:30PM

Online List Colouring of Graphs [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Xuding Zhu

Zhejiang Normal University

3:45PM-4:45PM

Estimating the Capacity of the 2-D Hard Square Constraint Using Generalized Belief Propagation [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Navin Kashyap

Indian Institute of Science

5:00PM-6:00PM

Polynomial Time Approximation of Entropy of Multi-Dimensional Shifts of Finite Type [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Brian Marcus

University of British Columbia

August 24, 2016 (Wednesday)

Morning session (chaired by Chao Tian)

10:00AM-11:00AM

Randomized Coordinate Descent for Composite Optimization: Algorithm and Complexity [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Zheng Qu

University of Hong Kong

11:15AM-12:15PM

An Overview to Code Based Cryptography [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Joachim Rosenthal

University of Zurich

Afternoon young researcher session (chaired by Yonglong Li)

2:30PM-3:00PM

Pairwise Interaction Analysis of Logistic Regression Models [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

(Easton) Li  Xu

Texas A&M University

3:00PM-3:30PM

Partition-Symmetrical Entropy Functions [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Qi Chen

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Afternoon session (chaired by Venkat Anantharam)

3:45PM-4:45PM

Some Algorithms for LPN and LWE Problems [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Haibin Kan

Fudan University

5:00PM-6:00PM

Zero-sum Games, Non-Archimedean Convexity and Sinuous Central Paths [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Stephane Gaubert

INRIA and Ecole Polytechnique

August 25, 2016 (Thursday)

Morning session (chaired by Haibin Kan)

10:00AM-11:00AM

Block Markov Superposition Transmission: A Simple and Flexible Method for Constructing Good Codes [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Xiao Ma

Sun Yat-sen University

11:15AM-12:15PM

How to Communicate via a Binary Erasure Channel with Feedback without Repeated Ones? [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Haim Permuter

Ben-Gurion University

Afternoon young researcher session (chaired by Easton Li Xu)

2:30PM-3:00PM

A Min-Max Relation on Tournaments [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Qiulan Zhao

University of Hong Kong

3:00PM-3:30PM

Capacity of Multilevel NAND Flash Memory Channels [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Yonglong Li

University of Hong Kong

Afternoon session (chaired by Haim Permuter)

3:45PM-4:45PM

Massive Access and Many-User Information Theory [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Dongning Guo

Northwestern University

5:00PM-6:00PM

Hypercontractivity and Information Theory [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Chandra Nair

Chinese University of Hong Kong

7:00PM

Conference dinner at Shanghai Min at Central (speakers invited)

August 26, 2016 (Friday)

Morning session (chaired by Sidharth Jaggi)

10:00AM-11:00AM

New Codes and Outer Bounds for Caching Systems: A Computer-Aided Investigation [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Chao Tian

University of Tennessee

11:15AM-12:15PM

Some Fundamental Results in Random Matrix Theory with Applications to Information Theory and High-Dimensional Statistics [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Jianfeng Yao

University of Hong Kong

Afternoon session (chaired by Joachim Rosenthal)

2:30PM-3:30PM

A Relative Entropy Characterization of the Growth Rate of Reward in Risk-Sensitive Control [ABSTRACT] [SLIDES]

Venkat Anantharam

University of California, Berkeley

3:45PM-4:45PM

Small Noise Expansions and Fast Numerical Methods for Elliptic Equation on Domains with Random Boundary [ABSTRACT]

Zhiwen Zhang

University of Hong Kong

5:00PM-6:00PM

Between Shannon and Hamming: Codes Against Causal Adversaries [ABSTRACT][SLIDES]

Sidharth Jaggi

Chinese University of Hong Kong



Refreshments will be served in between talks in Room 320A, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU.

All speakers are invited for the conference lunch, which will be provided on the first day of the conference. For other days, please explore lunch opportunities on or near campus. Info about places to eat on campus:
http://hkumath.hku.hk/~ghan/WAM/hkufoodmap.pdf


All speakers are invited for the conference dinner, which will be provided on the third day of the conference. For other days, please explore dinner opportunities throughout Hong Kong. Info about places to eat in Hong Kong:
http://www.openrice.com