Workshop on Mathematical Data Science (MDS) 2019


The technical program consists of 30-minute talks given on Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15. We will be holding a "concepts"-workshop. We therefore encourage the speakers to give talks on concepts emphasizing the pedagogical aspect rather than presenting their latest technical results. For example, if you have an interesting way of explaining a result that appears in highly technical form in the literature, please do not hesitate to "translate" this result and explain it in detail. This does not need to be one of your own results.

The booklet of abstracts can be downloaded here.

MDS 2019 is co-sponsored by EURASIP and Huawei.

Program overview

Sunday, October 13
Dinner at Schloss Dürnstein

Monday, October 14
Morning Session
08:55Welcome and opening remarks, H. Bölcskei
09:00-10:30 Session chair: E. Biglieri
G. D. Forney, Jr., "Elementary algebraic topology via codes on graphs"
A. Guillén i Fàbregas, "Generalized random Gilbert-Varshamov codes"
D. J. Costello, "On sliding window decoding of convolutional codes for streaming applications"
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Session chair: S. Verdú
A. Paulraj, "Ideas that have influenced (or yet to influence) 4G/5G wireless standards"
A. Ephremides, "Age of information and data semantics"
H.-A. Loeliger, "On least squares with NUV priors"
Lunch at Schloss Dürnstein

Afternoon Session
14:00-15:30 Session chair: G. D. Forney, Jr.
S. Verdú, "Mutual informations"
I. Sason, "Rényi entropy and guessing: Old and new results"
B. Sudakov, "An extremal problem for integer sparse recovery"
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 Session chair: E. Telatar
A. Lapidoth, "Flash helping for additive-noise channels"
P. Narayan, "Data privacy for a ρ-recoverable function"
Y. Steinberg, "Conferencing in arbitrarily varying environments: New models and observations"
H. Boche, "Gödel and Turing meet Shannon"
Dinner at Küffer Keller, Dürnstein

Tuesday, October 15
Morning Session
08:30-10:00 Session chair: R. F. H. Fischer
E. Biglieri, "Dimensions of uncertainty in communication theory"
R. E. Blahut, "Channel capacity: From waves to particles and back again"
E. Telatar, "Mimicing the central limit"
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:30 Session chair: A. Lapidoth
P. Grohs, "Deep learning for the numerical approximation of high dimensional partial differential equations"
H. G. Feichtinger, "Convolutions, Fourier transforms, and rigged Hilbert spaces"
G. Matz, "Data science by TV on the graph"
A. Tulino, "On the optimal cost-performance trade-off of active learning for bayesian classification"
Lunch at Schloss Dürnstein

Afternoon Session
14:00-16:00 Session chair: A. Ephremides
A. Barg, "Capacity of dynamical storage systems"
R. F. H. Fischer, "Expectation-consistent approximate inference with vector-valued diagonalization — An unbiasing interpretation"
W. Szpankowski, "Analysis of information content in dynamic networks"
J. J. Boutros, "Codes for lattices and lattices for codes"
Departure to dinner by boat, dinner at Weingut Ermenegild Mang