Geometric Aspects of Conditional Independence and Information

Final program

All lectures will be held in Leibniz-Hörsaal (G 10),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Thursday, March 13, 2008
08:50 - 09:20Breakfast at the Institute
09:20 - 09:30Welcome address
09:30 - 10:30Bernd Sturmfels  (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Marginal Likelihood Integrals for Mixtures of Independence Models  (see abstract)
10:30 - 11:30Steffen Lauritzen  (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
Exponential families with semigroup-valued sufficient statistics  (see abstract)
11:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:30Thomas Richardson  (University of Washington, USA)
Factorization criteria for Markov models induced by directed acyclic graphs via marginalization  (see abstract)
14:30 - 15:30Milan Studený  (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)
Some remarks on algebraic approach to learning Bayesian nets  (see abstract)
15:30 - 16:00Coffee
16:00 - 17:00Nihat Ay  (MPI MiS Leipzig, Germany)
A Refinement of the Common Cause Principle  (see abstract)
17:00 - 18:00Andreas Winter  (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)
Counterexamples to additivity of minimum output p-Renyi entropies of channels, for parameter p>2, p>1 and p near 0  (see abstract)
19:00 Dinner (à la carte and on the basis of individual payment)
Friday, March 14, 2008
08:15 - 08:45Breakfast at the Institute
08:45 - 09:45A. Philip Dawid  (University College London, United Kingdom)
Decision Geometry  (see abstract)
09:45 - 10:45Imre Csiszár  (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary) (joint work with František Matúš )
On minimization of entropy functionals under moment constraints  (see abstract)
10:45 - 11:00Coffee
11:00 - 12:00Jason Morton  (Stanford University, USA)
Relations among conditional probabilities  (see abstract)
12:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:00Carles Padró  (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Optimizing secret sharing schemes for general access structure  (see abstract)
15:00 - 15:45František Matúš  (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)
Entropy functions, information inequalities and polymatroids  (see abstract)
15:45 - 16:00Coffee
16:00 - 17:00Dénes Petz  (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
From f-divergence to quantum quasi-entropy  (see abstract)

Date and Location

March 13 - 14, 2008
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Germany
see travel instructions

Scientific Organizers

Nihat Ay
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Information Theory of Cognitive Systems Group
Leipzig
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František Matúš
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
Prague
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Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
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