IZS 2024 Conference Program

Tuesday, March 5

16:00 – 18:00 Registration desk open

Wednesday, March 6

07:30 Registration desk opens
08:15 Opening address
08:20 – 09:20   Keynote Lecture by Sara van de Geer
Coffee break
09:50 – 11:30 Session 1: Statistical Learning in High Dimensions
Lunch break
13:20 – 15:00 Session 2: Learning and Estimation
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:50 Session 3: Recent Trends in Multi-User Information Theory
Short break
17:00 – 17:40 Session 4: Computation, Privacy, and Coding

Thursday, March 7

08:20 – 09:20   Keynote Lecture by Robert F. H. Fischer
Coffee break
09:50 – 11:10 Session 5: Hypothesis Testing and Asymptotics
Lunch break
13:20 – 15:00 Session 6: Communications
Coffee break
15:30 – 17:10 Session 7: Decoding Mismatch and Error Exponents
18:30 – end Conference Banquet (more information)

Friday, March 8

08:20 – 09:20   Keynote Lecture by Yossef Steinberg
Coffee break
09:50 – 11:30 Session 8: Information Inequalities and Optimal Transport
Lunch break
13:20 – 15:00 Session 9: Data Science
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:50 Session 10: Statistical Theory of Communication

All talks are 20 min.

Recent-Results Posters

Keynote Lecture (Wednesday 08:20 – 09:20)

  • On Convex Hulls and the (Im)Possibility of Overparametrization
    Sara van de Geer (ETH Zurich)

Session 1: Statistical Learning in High Dimensions (Wednesday 09:50 – 11:30)
Invited Session by Ramji Venkataramanan (Cambridge University)

  • A Representation-Learning Game for Classes of Prediction Tasks
    Neria Uzan, Nir Weinberger
  • The Out-of-Sample Prediction Error of the Square-Root-LASSO and Related Estimators
    Cynthia Rush
  • Quantitative Group Testing and Pooled Data with Sublinear Number of Tests
    Nelvin Tan, Pablo Pascual Cobo, Ramji Venkataramanan
  • Neural Compression with Lattice Transform Coding
    Eric Lei, Hamed Hassani, Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti
  • The Sample Complexity of Simple Binary Hypothesis Testing
    Varun Jog

Session 2: Learning and Estimation (Wednesday 13:20 – 15:00)
Invited Session by Marco Mondelli (Institute of Science and Technology, Austria)

  • Information-Theoretic Limits for Sublinear-Rank Symmetric Matrix Factorization
    Jean Barbier, Justin Ko, Anas A. Rahman
  • Weak Decoding and Symmetries
    Emmanuel Abbe, Colin Sandon
  • Equivalence Principles for Nonlinear Random Matrices
    Yue M. Lu
  • Hyperparameter Tuning via Trajectory Predictions: Stochastic Prox-Linear Methods in Matrix Sensing
    Mengqi Lou, Kabir Aladin Verchand, Ashwin Pananjady
  • Phase Transitions for Spectral Estimators in Generalized Linear Models via Approximate Message Passing
    Marco Mondelli

Session 3: Recent Trends in Multi-User Information Theory (Wednesday 15:30 – 16:50)
Invited Session by Shun Watanabe (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)

  • Gaussian Semantic Source Coding
    Peiyao Chen, Jun Chen, Yuxuan Shi, Shuo Shao, Yongpeng Wu, Timothy N. Davidson
  • Functional Representation Lemma: Algorithms and Applications
    Yanina Shkel
  • Pointwise Redundancy in One-Shot Lossy Compression via Poisson Functional Representation
    Cheuk Ting Li
  • Exponential Strong Converse in Multi-user Problems
    Shun Watanabe

Session 4: Computation, Privacy, and Coding (Wednesday 17:00 – 17:40)
Chaired by Yanina Shkel (EPFL)

  • Improved Capacity Outer Bound for Private Quadratic Monomial Computation
    Karen M. Dæhli, Sarah A. Obead, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Eirik Rosnes
  • Weakly-Private Information Retrieval from MDS-Coded Distributed Storage
    Asbjørn O. Orvedal, Hsuan-Yin Lin, Eirik Rosnes

Keynote Lecture (Thursday 08:20 – 09:20)

  • Physical Unclonable Functions: Coded Modulation, Shaping, and Helper Data Schemes
    Robert F. H. Fischer (Ulm University)

Session 5: Hypothesis Testing and Asymptotics (Thursday 09:50 – 11:10)
Invited Session by Gonzalo Vazquez-Vilar (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Strong Converse for Bi-Static ISAC with Two Detection-Error Exponents
    Mehrasa Ahmadipour, Michèle Wigger, Shlomo Shamai
  • Universal Neyman–Pearson Classification with a Known Hypothesis
    Parham Boroumand, Albert Guillén i Fàbregas
  • Second-Order Asymptotics of Divergence Tests
    K. V. Harsha, Jithin Ravi, Tobias Koch
  • Error Probability Trade-off in Quantum Hypothesis Testing via the Nussbaum–Szkoła Mapping
    Gonzalo Vazquez-Vilar, Jorge Lizarribar-Carrillo

Session 6: Communications (Thursday 13:20 – 15:00)
Chaired by Albert Guillén i Fàbregas (Cambridge University)

  • Graph-based Algorithms for Linear Computation Coding
    Hans Rosenberger, Ali Bereyhi, Ralf R. Müller
  • Optimizing IRS-Assisted SIMO/MISO Channels: An Analytical Approach
    Milad Dabiri, Sergey Loyka
  • Active Eavesdropper Mitigation via Orthogonal Channel Estimation
    Gian Marti, Christoph Studer
  • Data-Driven List Polar Decoder for Symmetric and Asymmetric Input Distributions
    Ziv Aharoni, Bashar Huleihel, Henry D. Pfister, Haim H. Permuter
  • M-DAB: An Input-Distribution Optimization Algorithm for Composite DNA Storage by the Multinomial Channel
    Adir Kobovich, Eitan Yaakobi, Nir Weinberger

Session 7: Decoding Mismatch and Error Exponents (Thursday 15:30 – 17:10)
Chaired by Tobias Koch (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Mismatched Decoding: Generalized Mutual Information under Small Mismatch
    Priyanka Patel, Francesc Molina, Albert Guillén i Fàbregas
  • Coding for the Gilbert–Elliott Channel: A Mismatched Decoding Perspective
    Yutong Han, Albert Guillén i Fàbregas
  • Error Exponents of Block Codes for Finite-State Sources with Mismatch
    Mehdi Dabirnia, Albert Guillén i Fàbregas
  • Error Exponents for Source Coding under Logarithmic Loss
    Hamdi Joudeh, Han Wu
  • The Method of Types for the AWGN Channel: Correct-Decoding Exponent
    Sergey Tridenski, Anelia Somekh-Baruch

Keynote Lecture (Friday 08:20 – 09:20)

  • Networks and Helpers
    Yossef Steinberg (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)

Session 8: Information Inequalities and Optimal Transport (Friday 09:50 – 11:30)
Invited Session by Thomas A. Courtade (University of California, Berkeley)

  • The Shifted Composition Rule
    Jason M. Altschuler, Sinho Chewi
  • Bounds on Transport Maps via Diffusion Processes
    Max Fathi
  • Gromov–Wasserstein Alignment: Statistical and Computational Advancements via Duality
    Ziv Goldfeld
  • Training Generative Models from Privatized Data via Entropic Optimal Transport
    Daria Reshetova, Wei-Ning Chen, Ayfer Özgür
  • Linearized Brascamp–Lieb Inequalities
    Thomas A. Courtade

Session 9: Data Science (Friday 13:20 – 15:00)
Chaired by Christoph Studer (ETH Zurich)

  • On the Error Exponent Benefit of Sequentiality in Universal Binary Classification
    Ching-Fang Li, I-Hsiang Wang
  • Batches Stabilize the Minimum Norm Risk in High Dimensional Overparameterized Linear Regression
    Shahar Stein Ioushua, Inbar Hasidim, Ofer Shayevitz, Meir Feder
  • Testing Dependency of Unlabeled Databases
    Vered Paslev, Wasim Huleihel
  • A Unified Framework to Generalization Error via Variable-size Compressibility
    Milad Sefidgaran, Abdellatif Zaidi
  • Rate-Loss Regions for Polynomial Regression Side Information
    Jiahui Wei, Philippe Mary, Elsa Dupraz

Session 10: Statistical Theory of Communication (Friday 15:30 – 16:50)
Chaired by Ligong Wang (ETH Zurich)

  • An Information-Spectrum Approach to Distributed Hypothesis Testing for General Sources
    Ismaila Salihou Adamou, Elsa Dupraz, Tad Matsumoto
  • Communication Over Entanglement-Breaking Channels With Unreliable Entanglement Assistance
    Uzi Pereg
  • Semantic Communications with Privacy Constraints
    Amirreza Zamani, Sajad Daei, Tobias J. Oechtering, Deniz Gündüz, Mikael Skoglund
  • Multi-terminal Strong Coordination over Noiseless Networks with Secrecy Constraints
    Viswanathan Ramachandran, Tobias J. Oechtering, Mikael Skoglund

Recent-Result Posters

The posters will be on display throughout the day, with the authors available for discussion during the morning and afternoon coffee breaks.


  • Information Velocity of Cascaded Gaussian Channels with Feedback
    Elad Domanovitz (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Anatoly Khina (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Tal Philosof (Samsung Research, Tel Aviv, Israel)
    Yuval Kochman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel)
  • A Dominant Interferer-based Approximation for SINR Meta Distribution of UAV-assisted Wireless Communication Networks
    Yujie Qin (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
    Mustafa A. Kishk (Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland)
    Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)


  • Covert Authentication in MIMO Systems
    Sang Wu Kim (Iowa State University, Ames, USA)
  • A New Error Detection Method for S-Box in Advanced Encryption Standard
    Po-Hung Chen (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
    Jiun-Hung Yu (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
    Kai-Po Hsu (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)


  • Near-Field Localization for Hybrid RIS-Assisted Terahertz Systems
    Jiao Wu (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
    Seungnyun Kim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)
    Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
  • Channel Modeling with RIS-powered Wireless Communication Systems
    Kumud S. Altmayer (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)
    Ilya Burtakov (Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
  • Toward Immersive Underwater Cloud-Enabled Networks
    Rawan Alghamdi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
    Hayssam Dahrouj (University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
    Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
    Mohamed-Slim Alouini (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)

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