TCE Conference 2017 – Program

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    Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

    The 7th Annual Henry Taub TCE Conference

    Coding for Storage and Information Systems:

    Toward a Coded Information Technology Future

    Celebrating 50 Years of the Viterbi Algorithm

    June 21-22, 2017

    Computer Science, Taub Building, Technion, Haifa


    TCE Conference 2017 – Program
    Wednesday June 21st


    Gathering & registration

    09:00-09:15 Opening remarks   

    Session Chair: Yuval Cassuto



    Alexander Barg,Taub Distinguished Visitor, University of Maryland, USA
    Constructions of High-Rate MDS Array Codes with Optimal Repair Bandwidth



    Idit Keidar, Technion, Israel
    Space Bounds for Reliable Storage: Fundamental Limits of Coding



    Coffee break  

    Session Chair: Tsahi Birk



    Vijay Kumar, Taub Distinguished Visitor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
    High-Rate Regenerating Codes with Reduced Repair Degree and Codes with Sequential Local Recovery



    Gala Yadgar, Technion, Israel
    When Codes for Storage Systems Meet Storage Systems

    12:15-12:45 Naftali Sommer, Apple, Israel
    Data Storage Using a Non-integer Number of Bits per Cell
    12:45-14:15 Lunch  

    Session Chair: Eitan Yaakobi



    Lara Dolecek, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Robust Computing Under Hardware Noise: A Coding Theoretic Perspective



    Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox
    Erasure Code Offload for Distributed Software Defined Storage



    Danny Harnik, IBM Research Lab, Israel
    Estimating the Unseen – from Theory to Practice



    Coffee break

    Session Chair: Mark Silberstein  


    Olgica Milenkovic, Taub Distinguished Visitor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
    Portable and Random-Access DNA-Based Storage Systems

    17:05-17:35 Zohar Yakhini, IDC, Israel
    Synthetic Biology and DNA Storage


    Ryan Gabrys, Spawar Systems Center, San Diego, USA
    Codes Correcting a Burst of Deletions



    Thursday June 22nd


    Gathering & registration

    09:00-09:30 Opening remarks 

    Celebrating 50 Years of the Viterbi Algorithm
    Prof. Peretz Lavie – President of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
    Session Chair: Paul Siegel

    09:30-10:00 Ido Tal, Technion, Israel
    A List Decoding Algorithm for Polar Codes
    10:00-10:45 Warren Gross, Taub Distinguished Visitor, McGill University, Canada
    Implementation of Polar Decoders for 5G
    10:45-11:10 Coffee break

    Session Chair: Tuvi Etzion


    Alexander Vardy, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Private Information Retrieval: Coding Instead of Replication


    Andre Brinkmann, Johannes Gutenberg – Universität Mainz, Germany
    Overwriting Flash Cells to Build Efficient Key-Value Stores



    Session Chair: Igal Sason

    14:10-14:55 Emina Soljanin, Taub Distinguished Visitor, Rutgers University, USA
    Codes for Data Storage With Queues for Data Access


    Amir Ingber, Yahoo Research, Israel
    Compressing Tabular Data vis Pairwise Dependencies


    Coffee break

    Session Chair: Ronny Roth


    Paul Siegel, Taub Distinguished Visitor, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Data Shaping Codes for Flash Memories


    Eran Sharon, San Disk / WD, Israel
    Robust Decoding Under Memory Error Model Mismatch

    17:05-17:35 Han Mao Kiah, NTU, Singapore
    Cooling Codes: Thermal-Management Coding for High-Performance Interconnects
      Closing comments


    Alexander Barg
    Alexander Vardy
    Amir Ingber
    Andre Brinkmann
    Lara Dolecek
    Dror Goldenberg
    Danny Harnik
    Idit Keidar
    P. Vijay Kumar
    Naftali Sommer
    Olgica Milenkovic
    Emina Soljanin
    Eran Sharon
    Han Mao Kiah
    Ido Tal
    Paul Siegel
    Ryan Gabrys
    Warren Gross
    Gala Yadgar
    Zohar Yakhini