Type: Seminar

Modified: Mon 29 Jan 2018 1512

Distribution: World

Expiry: 21 Feb 2018

CalTitle1: Introduction to Information Geometry

Auth: ega@dora.maths.usyd.edu.au

Title: Introduction to Information Geometry, by Prof. Nihat Ay (Leipzig, Germany) First Lecture: Wednesday Jan 31, 11:00-12:30, location: AGR room. Second Lecture: Thursday Feb 1, 11:00-12:30, location: Carslaw 373 Third Lecture: Wednesday Feb 7, 11:00-12:30, location: Carslaw 373 Fourth Lecture: Thursday Feb 8, 11:00-12:30, location: Carslaw 373 About: An introduction to Information Geometry presented by one of the leading international figures in the field. The first lecture will present a very general motivation for the study of Information Geometry -- including illustrative videos from applications in robotics -- and an overview of the main concepts. The remaining (mostly blackboard) lectures will be aimed at a graduate student level. Reference: Information Geometry, by Ay, Jost, Le, and Schwachhoefer, Springer, A series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics, 2017 https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-56478-4