DIEP talk: Velimir Ilić

The following seminar session of DIEP (Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena) might be of interest to the LIRa audience.

Date and time: Thursday, June 3rd 2021, 11:00-12:30, Amsterdam time.

Speaker: Velimir Ilić (Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts)

Title: An overview and characterization of generalized information measures


The aim of this talk is to present a comprehensive classification of the main entropic forms introduced in the last fifty years within statistical physics and information theory and to review the fundamental questions about the meaning of information. I will particularly focus on axiomatic approaches to the characterization of various generalizations of the Shannon entropy, such as the Rényi, the Tsallis, the Sharma-Mittal, and the Sharma-Mittal-Taneja entropies, as well as the more general classes of pseudo-additive entropies with a well-defined mathematical and information theoretic structure. Finally, I will point out possible applications of these measures in communication theory, statistical inference and complex systems modeling.