Information Geometry and its Applications III

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Christopher Dodson  (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Friday, August 06, 2010, room Hörsaal 1
An inhomogeneous stochastic rate process for evolution from states in an information geometric neighbourhood of uniform fitness

This study elaborates some examples of a simple evolutionary stochastic rate process where the population rate of change depends on the distribution of properties --- so different cohorts change at different rates. We investigate the effect on the evolution arising from parametrized perturbations of uniformity for the initial inhomogeneity. The information geometric neighbourhood system yields also solutions for a wide range of other initial inhomogeneity distributions, including approximations to truncated Gaussians of arbitrarily small variance and distributions with pronounced extreme values. It is found that, under quite considerable alterations in the shape and variance of the initial distribution of inhomogeneity in unfitness, the decline of the mean does change markedly with the variation in starting conditions, but the net population evolution seems surprisingly stable.

Keywords: Evolution, inhomogeneous rate process, information geometry, entropy, uniform distribution, log-gamma distribution.


Date and Location

August 02 - 06, 2010
University of Leipzig
04103 Leipzig

Scientific Organizers

Nihat Ay
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Information Theory of Cognitive Systems Group
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Paolo Gibilisco
Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata"
Facoltà di Economia
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František Matúš
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
Czech Republic
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Scientific Committee

Shun-ichi Amari
Brain Science Institute, Mathematical Neuroscience Laboratory
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Imre Csiszár
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics
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Dénes Petz
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Department for Mathematical Analysis
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Giovanni Pistone
Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri
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Antje Vandenberg
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
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