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2016 Annual Meeting of the Stanford Compression Forum

February 18 & 19, 2016 • Bechtel Conference Center • 616 Serra Street • Stanford University

The Stanford Compression Forum (SCF) is a group of researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs from academia and industry working to advance the theory and practice of data compression. 

The 2016 annual meeting will be a 2-day event sponsored by the Center for Science of Information.

The first day will be dedicated to new directions in the science of information at large, while the second day will be focused on data compression. The meeting is open to anyone interested.

Registration is required
For information on SCF, please contact the Forum Administrator, Douglas Chaffee: dchaffee@stanford.edu
Registration closes February 12, 2016.

 

Agenda:

Thursday, February 18:
New Directions in the Science of Information

Program: Abstract & Bios

9:00am-9:30am Convergence and breakfast
9:30am-9:35am Welcoming remarks-Tsachy Weissman
View Video: https://youtu.be/Zeig9ZOYd_s
9:35am-10:15am Michael Mahoney (Berkeley)-From Local Data to Global Knowledge with Locally-biased graph algorithms
View Video: https://youtu.be/Zeig9ZOYd_s
10:15am-10:30am Coffee Break

10:30am-11:10am

Ayfer Ozgur Aydin (Stanford)- Remotely Powered Communications
View Video: https://youtu.be/Qj8t1znMqP4

11:10am-11:25am

Coffee Break

11:25am-12:05pm

Tom Courtade (Berkeley)-Optimal DNA Assembly via Read Overlap Graphs:Insights from Information Limits
View Video: https://youtu.be/0lMDnHKA0co

12:05pm-1:20pm

Lunch Break

1:20pm-2:00pm

David Tse (Stanford)-A Community Recovery Approach to Haplotype Phasing: Information and Computation Limits Meet (Again)
View Video: https://youtu.be/OgtaeezqMZQ

2:00pm-2:45pm

CoffeeBreak

2:45pm-4:00pm

Poster Session

4:00pm-4:40pm Venkat Anantharam (Berkeley)-A Relative Entropy Characterization of the Growth Rate of Reward in Rish-sensitive Control
View Video: https://youtu.be/qzGwZRSmtUg

 

Friday, February 19:
Big Data Compression

Program: Abstract & Bios

9:00am-9:30am

Convergence and breakfast

9:30am-10:15am

Debargha Mukherjee (Google)- Overview of Coding tools under consideration for VP10
View Video: https://youtu.be/LzKP7JJjXtY

10:15am-10:30am

Coffee Break

10:30am-11:15am

Euan Ashley (Stanford University)-Precision Medicine
View Video: https://youtu.be/Yf9-8TyRRls

11:15am-11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30am-12:15pm

Idoia Ochoa (Stanford University)-Genomic Data Compression, Processing, and Analysis
View Video: https://youtu.be/srD0Ja3ieBQ

12:15pm-1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:30pm

Special Guests (Entertainment Industry)

2:30pm-2:45pm

Break

2:45pm-3:30pm

Dan Boneh (Stanford University)-Compression In Cryptography
View Video: https://youtu.be/ljnwWTVfnAw

3:30pm-3:45

Coffee Break

3:45pm-4:30pm

Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University)- Optimality of sub-Nyquist sampling in analog-to-digital compression
View Video: https://youtu.be/Kua32tXRa5o

4:30pm-6:00pm

Panel on Big Data Compression-Moderator: Gadiel Seroussi Participants: Colleen Henry (Facebook), Haricharan Lakshman (Stanford, MPC-VCC), Al Wegener (Anacode Labs), Claudio Alberti (EPFL)
View Video: https://youtu.be/-O37k1fNUPY

 

Directions/Map

Parking Structure #7

  • Parking permit machines
    You may pay for parking at any machine in the lot or structure ($2.00 - $2.50 per hour). Most of the machines accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, bills, or coins; if you do not use your credit card, please bring cash in smaller denominations because these machines do not issue change.
  • Mobile payment option: Use the Parkmobile app or mobile website to pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) at metered, pay-and-display and pay-by-space parking locations. In addition to the visitor parking fee, Parkmobile charges 35 cents for each transaction. Not all visitor spaces are equipped to accept Parkmobile payments, so look for the green Parkmobile sticker posted on the parking meter or pay machine. Map of Parkmobile zones at Stanford (JPG, 369 KB)
 

SCF annual meeting organizers

  • Tsachy Weissman, Stanford
  • Vinith Misra, IBM
  • Mikel Hernaez, Stanford
  • Idoia Ochoa, Stanford