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Information, Representation and Learning

May 30, 2013

Information, Representation and Learning:

An international workshop in honor of

Prof. Naftali Tishby

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Thursday May 30, 2013

Maison De France, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram

 

Workshop webpage

 

Program:

09:00
    
Gathering
09:30
    
Opening Remarks, Noam Slonim

10:00     Fernando Pereira, Google Research

    Distributional clustering of English words: 20 years later

    
11:00     Nori Jacoby, The Hebrew University

    Information, Categorization and Prediction: A Mathematical Metaphor for Art, Music and Perception?

    
11:30     Yevgeny Seldin, Queensland University of Technology and UC Berkeley

    A PAC-Bayesian Perspective on the Information Bottleneck Method

    

    
12:00     Lunch Break

    
13:00    Naftali Tishby, Hebrew University

    
14:00     Ohad Shamir, Weizmann Institute, MSR

    Stability in Data Clustering

    
14:30     Yoav Freund, UCSD

    Optimizing Handwriting Recognition by Maximizing Channel Capacity

        
15:30     Coffee Break

       
16:00     Elad Schneidmann, Weizmann Institute

    
16:30     Gal Chechik, Bar Ilan University

    Auditory Neural Codes: Redundancy, Information, Abstraction

    
17:00     William Bialek, Princeton

    Entropy, Information, and the Brain
18:00     Concluding Remarks, Eli Shamir

Entrance is free but registration is requested; to register please fill the following form.

For details please email: tishbyws at gmail dot com

Organizers: Yoram Singer, Amir Globerson, Dana Ron, Noam Slonim

Sponsors:

  • The I-Core Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 4/11)
  • The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences

 

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Video lectures are available on youTube

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