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



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


  • 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




Video lectures are available on youTube