Recent Advances in Info-Metrics Research

Where & When

April 8, 2021
Venue: Virtual

Workshop Objectives and Topics

In honor of Shannon's 105 th Birthday, and in celebration of our recently edited book Advances in Info-Metrics: Information and Information Processing across Disciplines (Chen, Dunn, Golan, Ullah, OUP, 2021), we will have a one-day online workshop to discuss recent advances in info-metrics and information-theoretic inference. The workshop will focus on info-metrics in the 21st century: recent advances, open questions and directions for future research within an interdisciplinary perspective. The aims of the workshop are to provide a forum for the dissemination of new research in all areas of info-metrics and to stimulate discussion between researchers, and students, across fields.
The workshop will consist of invited talks, papers’ presentations, a graduate student session and a panel discussion.

Topics of interest include (but not limited to)

  • Modeling and Inference
  • Applied Info-Metrics Inference
  • Philosophy of info-metrics
  • Causal Inference and info-metrics
  • AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and info-metrics
  • Covid-19 and info-metrics
  • Inequality and info-metrics

Program Committee

Invited Speakers

Bin You (UC Berkeley)
https://binyu.stat.berkeley.edu

Karl John Friston (University College London)
https://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/~karl/ https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=KJFRI52

Confirmed Speakers and Panelists

Min Chen (Oxford)
https://sites.google.com/site/drminchen/

Michel J. Dunn (Indiana University, Bloomington)
https://philosophy.indiana.edu/people/dunn.shtml

Amir Erez (Hebrew University)
https://phys.huji.ac.il/people/amir-erez

John Harte (UC Berkeley)
https://erg.berkeley.edu/people/harte-john/

Nataly Kravchenko-Balasha (Hebrew University)
https://natalykbalashalab.huji.ac.il/people/nataly-kravchenko-balasha?ref_tid=7413

Robin Lumsdaine (American U)
https://www.american.edu/kogod/faculty/lumsdain.cfm

Essie Maasoumi (Emory)
http://economics.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/biography/maasoumi-esfandiar.html

Mateu Sbert (University of Girona)
http://ima.udg.edu/~mateu/

Michael J. Stutzer (U. Colorado, Boulder)
https://www.colorado.edu/business/leeds-directory/faculty/michael-j-stutzer

Wojciech Szpankowski (Purdue)
https://soihub.org/about/participants/faculty/wojciech-szpankowski.html
https://www.cs.purdue.edu/homes/spa/

Assaf Zaritsky (Ben Gurion University)
https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/Pages/Assaf-Zaritsky.aspx

Co-Sponsors

Center for Science of Information

Endorsed By

International Statistical Institute

International Statistical Institute

Other Promoters

Entropy
Entropy Journal

Rimini Center for Economic Analysis