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Streaming Video from Information Theory and Applications Workshop

San Diego, CA, February 13, 2006 -- Last week the UCSD Division of Calit2 hosted the inaugural workshop of its new Information Theory and Applications (ITA) Center. It was organized by the center's newly-appointed director, Alon Orlitsky, who holds a joint appointment in ECE and CSE. Two Jacobs School faculty members (Bioengineering's Bernhard Palsson and CSE's Pavel Pevzner) delivered tutorials on the role of information theory in the life sciences,  which was also the topic of the keynote address by UC Berkeley's Richard Karp (on decoding the information in genomes and protein networks). Calit2 director Larry Smarr and UCSD Division director Ramesh Rao -- who hold appointments in CSE and ECE, respectively -- spoke at the inaugural ceremony, as did Orlitsky, ECE professor Jack Wolf, and QUALCOMM founder Irwin Jacobs.

Key sessions from the 5-day workshop, including the Feb. 8 inaugural ceremony, are now available for on-demand viewing, along with the keynote address by Karp and talks focused on open questions in information theory. [To read the news release about the new ITA Center, click here .]

Select presentations from the workshop are now available below from the Multimedia archives [Real  player required].

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2006
Karp
Keynote: Decoding the Information in Genomes and Protein Networks
Richard Karp, UC Berkeley
Length: 51:13 [video]
Panel
Panel Discussion: Robert Calderbank, Princeto n; David Forney, MIT; Michael Luby, Digital Fountain; Pavel Pevzner, UCSD; Martin Vetterli, EPFL; Andrew Viterbi; Jacob Ziv, Technion. Length: 1:0 6:19 [video]
Inauguration
Inaugural Ceremony: ITA Center
QUALCOMM Founder Irwin Jacobs; Alon Orlitsky, ITA Director; Calit2's La rry Smarr and Ramesh Rao; Jack Wolf (moderator).
Length: 57:18 [video]
OPEN
PROBLEMS
Chair: Alexander Vardy, UCSD
Caire
Distortion Region in Common Source Broadcasting 
Giuseppe Caire
University of Southern California
Length: 8:31 [video]
Harremoes
Pointwise Convergence of Densities of Information Proj ections 
Peter Harremoes
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Length: 11:46 [video]
Kramer
Does Decode-and-Forward Achieve Capacity When the Rela y is Near the Source?
Gerhard Kramer, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Length: 6:52 [video]
Kashyap
Analyzing the Performance of the Simplex Algorithm in Connection with ML Decoding via Linear Programming
Navin Kashyap, Queen's University at Kingston (Canada)
Length: 10:07 [video]
Lapidoth
Degrees of Freedom in MIMO Broadcast with Finite Precision CSI
Shlomo Shamai, Technion (Israel)
Length: 7:28 [video]
Laroia
Mobile Wireless Broadcast Channel 
Rajiv Laroia
Founder and CTO, Flarion
Length: 12:59 [video]
McEliece
Girth Doesn't Matter (or Does It?) 
Robert McEliece
Caltech
Length: 10:33 [video]
Soljanin
Network Multicast: A Mathematical Model
Emina Soljanin
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
Length: 10:12 [video]
Viswanathan
Size of the Underlying Alphabet
Krishnamurthy Viswanathan
HP Labs
Length: 8:55 [video]
Vontobel
Finding the Best Representation of a Code
Pascal Vontobel
MIT
Length: 11:30 [video]
Wu
Network Arithmetic 
Yunnan Wu
Microsoft Research
Length: 7:36 [video]
THURSDAY      
FEBRUARY 9, 2006
 
TUTORIALS
 
LIFE SCIENCES
palsson
Systems Biology 
Bernhard Palsson, Professor of Bioengineering
UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
Length: 42:00 [video]
Pevzner
Combinatorial Problems in Computational Biology
Pavel Pevzner, Prof, Computer Science and Engineering
UCSD Jacbos School of Engineering
Length: 48:00 [video]
Nicholas Schork
Applied Population Genetics 
Nicholas Schork, Professor of Psychiatry
UCSD School of Medicine
Length: 57:07 [video]

For more information on the ITA Center inaugural workshop, go to http://ita.ucsd.edu/.

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