Tampere International Center for Signal Processing IEEE SP/CAS Chapter of Finland
2009 Workshop on Information Theoretic Methods in Science and Engineering
August 17 - 19, 2009 | Tampere, Finland

Proceedings

Monday, August 17th; TIETOTALO building - Room TB109

8:45 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 – 10:30

Plenary Talk: Shun-ichi Amari (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, JAPAN)

Divergence function, information, monotonicity, and information geometry

Chair: Jorma Rissanen

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Invited session: Information Theoretic Methods

Chair: Sanjoy Mitter

11:00 – 11:30

Quantum algorithmic complexity

Fabio Benatti (University of Trieste, ITALY)

11:30 – 12:00

Dynamic model selection with its applications to data mining issues

Kenji Yamanishi (University of Tokyo, JAPAN)

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break (Zip restaurant)

13:30 – 14:30

Plenary Talk: Bin Yu (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Seeking interpretable models for high dimensional data

Chair: Vela Velupillai

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 17:30

Invited session: ITM in Engineering 1

Chair: Ioan Tăbuş

15:00 – 15:30

A framework for MDL clustering

Petri Myllymäki (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, FINLAND)

15:30 – 16:00

Minimum description length for clustering with exemplars

Po-Hsiang Lai, Joseph A. O'Sullivan, and Robert Pless (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)

16:00 – 16:30

Recovering sparse models by parameter transformations: applications in Markov models and logistic regression

 Teemu Roos (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, FINLAND) and Bin Yu ( University of California, Berkeley, USA)

16:30 – 17:00

Covering codes and sparse representations of switching functions

Jaakko Astola and Radomir Stankovic (Tampere University of Technology, FINLAND)

17:00 – 17:30

Stochastic complexity and its applications in signal processing: some new results

Ciprian Doru Giurcăneanu and Seyed Alireza Razavi (Tampere University of Technology, FINLAND)

18:00 – 20:00

Dinner (Zip restaurant)

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 18th; TIETOTALO building - Room TB109

9:00 – 10:00

Plenary Talk: Vladimir Vovk (University of London, UK)

Emergence of objective probabilities with increasing information

Chair: Shun-ichi Amari

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00

Invited session: ITM in Statistics and Engineering

Chair: Alfred Bruckstein

10:30 – 11:00

The algorithmic revolution in the social sciences: mathematical economics, game theory and statistics

Vela Velupillai (University of Trento, ITALY)

11:00 – 11:30

Regret versus redundancy for exponential families

Peter Harremoes (CWI Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

11:30 – 12:00

Towards a unified view of control and communication

Sanjoy Mitter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break (Zip restaurant)

13:30 – 14:30

Plenary Talk: Paul Vitányi (CWI Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)

Similarity by Compression

Chair: Vladimir Vovk

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 – 17:30

Invited session: ITM in Engineering 2

Chair: Teemu Roos

15:00-15:30

An information theoretic approach to translation estimation in image-based metrology

Alfred Bruckstein (Technion, ISRAEL)

15:30-16:00

The MDL-principle in testing style homogeneity between literary texts

Mikhail Malyutov (Northeastern University, USA)

16:00-16:30

Morpheme segmentation by optimizing two-part MDL codes

Krista Lagus, Mathias Creutz, Sami Virpioja, and Oskar Kohonen

 (Helsinki University of Technology, FINLAND)

16:30-17:00

Low bit rate coding with binary Golay codes

Adriana Vasilache (NOKIA Research Centre, FINLAND), Ioan Tăbuş, and Septimia Sârbu (Tampere University of Technology, FINLAND)

17:00-17:30

Interleaved optimization-quantization for lossless coding

Ioan Tăbuş, Florin Ghido, and Yinghua Yang (Tampere University of Technology, FINLAND)

18:00-20:00

Dinner (Zip restaurant)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 19th; TIETOTALO building - Room TB109

9:00 – 10:00

Plenary Talk: Jorma Rissanen (Tampere University of Technology, FINLAND)

Optimal estimation

Chair: Petri Myllymäki

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 12:00

ITM in Statistics (organized by Hannu Oja with partners from University of Dortmund)

Chair: Erkki Liski

10:30 – 11:00

Robust Independent Component Analysis (ICA) based on two scatter

matrices

Hannu Oja (University of Tampere, FINLAND), Klaus Nordhausen (University of Dortmund, GERMANY), and Esa Ollila (Helsinki University of Technology, FINLAND)

11:00 – 11:20

Multivariate models and first four moments

Klaus Nordhausen (University of Dortmund, GERMANY), Hannu Oja (University of Tampere, FINLAND), and Esa Ollila (Helsinki University of Technology, FINLAND)

11:20 – 11:40

Robust estimation in Gaussian graphical models

Daniel Vogel (Dortmund University of Technology, GERMANY)

11:40 – 12:00

Experimental designs for model discrimination

Sami Helle (University of Tampere, FINLAND)

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch break (Zip restaurant)

13:30 – 15:30

Contributed session: ITM in Statistics and Machine Learning

Chair: Ciprian Doru Giurcăneanu

13:30 – 14:00

An information theoretic approach to construction of search system indices

Shigeki Miyake (NTT, JAPAN)

14:00 – 14:20

Model selection with sNML in logistic regression

Antti Liski, Ioan Tăbuş (Tampere University of Technology, FINLAND), and Reijo Sund  (National Institute of Health and Welfare, FINLAND)

14:20 – 14:40

MDL-based attribute models in naїve Bayes classification

Esa Elovaara and Petri Myllymäki (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, FINLAND)

14:40 – 15:00

Some observations on the applicability of normalized compression distance to stemmatology

Toni Merivuori (University of Helsinki, FINLAND) and Teemu Roos (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, FINLAND)

15:30 – 21:30

Free discussions at sauna by Näsijärvi lake

15:30

16:00 – 19:00

19:00 – 21:30

21:30

Bus from TIETOTALO main entrance to Maisansalo

Sauna (snacks + refreshments)

Dinner (buffet)

Bus to TIETOTALO and hotels


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