Topics in Information and Inference

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Calendar Category

Other LIDS Events

Speaker Name

Suvrit Sra

Affiliation

LIDS

Building and Room Number

32-D677

Abstract

This seminar consists of a series of lectures each followed by a period of informal discussion and social. The topics are at the nexus of information theory, inference, causality, estimation, and non-convex optimization. The lectures are intended to be tutorial in nature with the goal of learning about interesting and exciting topics rather than merely hearing about the most recent results. The topics are driven by the interests of the speakers, and with the exception of the two lectures on information and randomness, there is no planned coherence or dependency among them. Ad hoc follow-on meetings  about any of the topics presented are highly encouraged.