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Info-Metrics Institute|Conference Proceedings, Fall 2014

Proceedings: Recent Innovations in Info-Metrics

 

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CONFERENCE OPENER/OBJECTIVES

Amos Golan (American U) and Aman Ullah (UC, Riverside)

 

SESSION I: INFO-METRICS, MICRO, AND FINANCE
Chair: Eric Renault (Economics, Brown)

Essie Maasoumi (Emory) and L. Wang

"The gender earnings gap: Measurement and analysis"

Michael Stutzer (U Colorado, Boulder)

"Entropy asset pricing error diagnostics"

Decancq Koen (U. Antwerp, Belgium)

"Long-term trends in US family earnings inequality: Disentangling impacts of earnings correlation, joint labor supply and assortative mating"

Marine Carrasco (U. Montreal) and B. Rossi

"In-sample inference and forecasting in mis-specified factor models"


SESSION II: INFORMATION THEORY IN PHYSICS
Chair: Luciano Floridi (Oxford) 

Constantino Tsallis (Theoretical Physics, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Brazil)

"Non-additive entropies –Foundations and applications in Physics and elsewhere" presentation part 1 part 2


SESSION III: UNCERTAINTY AND DISAGREEMENT OF ECONOMIC FORECASTERS
Organizer: Ehsan Soofi (UW Milwaukee)
Chair: Alastair Hall (U. Manchester, UK) 

K. Lahiri (SUNY, Albany)

"Measuring Uncertainty of a combined forecast and the role of disagreement"

Mehdi Shoja and Ehsan Soofi (UW Milwaukee)

"Information provided by the uncertainty and disagreement of economic forecasters"

Luciano Floridi (Oxford)

"The Value of uncertainty" 


SESSION IV: ADVANCES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICS OF INFORMATION
Chair: Robert Lerman (American U and Urban Institute) 

Wojciech(Wojtek) Szpankowski (Purdue)

"Frontiers of science of information: research at the center for science of information"

Nate Harshman (American U)

"The Ontic, the Epistemic, and the Worries of quantum information"

Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)

"Entropic dynamics" 


SESSION V: VALUE OF INFORMATION
Chair: Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon) 

J. Michael Dunn (Indiana U)

"Risk and the value of information"

A. Golan and Radu Balan (U. MD College Park)           presentation

"On the intrinsic value of information"


SESSION VI: INFORMATION THEORY FOR TESTING AND ESTIMATION I
Chair: Refik Soyer (George Washington U) 

M. Andrews, Alastair R. Hall (U. Manchester, UK), R. Khatoon, and J.Lincoln

"Info-metric methods for grouped data"

S. Chaudhurui and Eric Renault (Brown)

"Improvements of score tests by the use of implied probabilities from entropy maximization"

Richard Smith (Cambridge, UK)

"Additional conditional moment tests"

Jungyoon Lee and Peter M Robinson (London School of Economics)

"Panel Nonparametric Regression with Fixed Effects" presentation

 

Welcoming to the Reception Remarks

Dennis Glennon (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) 


SESSION VII: INFORMATION THEORY, UTILITY–DRIVEN BEHAVIOR, AND BIOLOGY
Organizer: David Wolpert (Santa Fe Inst)
Chair: Werner Ploberger (Washington U, St. Louis)

Duncan Foley (New School for Social Research and Santa Fe Inst.) 

"An ensemble approach to theory choice"

David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)

"The information geometry underlying noncooperative game theory"       presentation

Michael Lachmann (Max Planck Inst and Santa Fe Inst.)

"A value for information in Biology" 


SESSION VIII: MAXIMUM ENTROPY AND INFERENCE IN ECOLOGY
Chair: Robin Lumsdaine (American U)

John Harte (UC Berkeley)

"Maximum entropy and the inference of pattern, process, and dynamics in Ecology" 


SESSION IX: INFO-METRICS ECONOMETRICS
Chair: Rossella Bernardini Papalia ( U Bologna, Italy)

Hwan-sik Choi (Binghamton U.)

"Information theory for maximum likelihood estimation of diffusion models" presentation

Alexis Akira Toda (UC San Diego)

"Error estimate and convergence analysis of moment-preserving discrete approximations of continuous distributions" presentation

E. Renault and Daniela Scida (Brown)

"Causality and Markovianity: information theoretic measures" presentation

Kenric Nelson (Raytheon Integrated Defense System)

"Reduced perplexity: uncertainty measures without entropy" 

 

SESSION X: INFORMATION PROCESSING, LEARNING AND VISUALIZATION
Chair: Nick Kiefer (Cornell)

John Geweke (Economics Discipline Group, U. Technology Sydney) and B. Frischknecht

"Exact optimization by means of sequentially adaptive Bayesian learning"

Min Chen (Oxford)

"Measuring information in visualization"  

 

SESSION XI: INFORMATION THEORY FOR TESTING AND ESTIMATION II
Chair: Marine Carrasco (U. Montreal)

Werner Ploberger (Washington U, St. Louis)

"On the consistency of information-matrix –type tests"

Yuichi Kitamura (Yale) and T. Otsu

"Empirical likelihood and measurement error"

 

SESSION XII: INFO-METRICS WITH NONPARAMETRIC AND SEMI-PARAMETRIC METHODS
Organizer: Jeff Racine (McMaster U.)
Chair: Jeff Racine (McMaster U.)  

K. Wan and Ximing Wu (Texas A&M U)

"Spatially smoothed kernel density estimations via empirical likelihood" presentation

Victor Yakovenko (U MD)

"Evolution of global inequality in energy consumption as entropy-maximizing process" presentation

A. Golan, Yundong Tu (Peking University) and A. Ullah

"Parametric and nonparametric model averaging using generalized entropy"

 

SESSION XIII: INFORMATION-THEORETIC APPROACHES TO COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Organizer: Ilya Nemenman (Emory)
Chair: Sherman Robinson (IFPRI)  

Ilya Nemenman (Emory)

"Adaptation or adaptation"

Bryan Daniel (U. Wisconsin, Madison)

"Information amplification and critically in a social system"

David Schwab (Northwestern U)

"Mechanistic models of multicellular computation" 

 

SESSION XIV: COMPLEXITY AND FACTICITY
Chair: Ehsan Soofi (UW Milwaukee)

Pieter Adriaans (Institute for Informatics University of Amsterdam)

"Five years of facticity research"    presentation

 

INFO-METRICS ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Robin Lumsdaine (American U)  

Rossella Bernardini Papalia (U Bologna, Italy) 

J. Michael Dunn (Indiana U Bloomington) 

Nick Kiefer (Cornell) 

Constantino Tsallis (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Brazil)               presentation

Min Chen (Oxford U) 

Richard Smith (Cambridge U)