The Info-Metrics Framework in Pictures
Seminar | September 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall
Amos Golan, American University
Info-metrics is the science of modeling, reasoning, and drawing inferences under conditions of noisy and insufficient information. It is at the intersection of information theory, statistical inference, and decision-making under uncertainty. It plays an important role in helping make informed decisions even when there is inadequate or incomplete information because it provides a framework to process available information with minimal reliance on assumptions that cannot be validated. In other words, it gets the data to confess with minimal torture under careful supervision from the judge and jury.
My talk will be based on my new book Foundations of Info-Metrics: Modeling, Inference, and Imperfect Information, http://info-metrics.org/ that develops and examines the theoretical underpinning of info-metrics and provides extensive interdisciplinary applications. I will present the basic framework and theory via graphical illustrations and will then discuss several interdisciplinary examples.
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