SMS scnews item created by Eduardo Altmann at Wed 24 Jan 2018 1749
Type: Seminar
Modified: Mon 29 Jan 2018 1512
Distribution: World
Expiry: 21 Feb 2018
Calendar1: 31 Jan 2017 1100-1300
CalLoc1: AGR Carslaw 829
CalTitle1: Introduction to Information Geometry
Auth: ega@dora.maths.usyd.edu.au

Seminar: Ay -- Introduction to Information Geometry

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


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