Information-Theoretic Methods of Inference

Conference Proceedings

Review Spring 2016 Conference Proceedings, including the presenter's materials.

Workshop Objectives and Topics

The objective of this workshop is to study new methods of statistical inference based on information-theoretic methods.

Info-metric and Information-Theoretic ideas are being applied in variety of disciplines, such as biology, ecology, economics, finance and physics (for examples see Fall 2014 conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Institute).

The Spring 2016 workshop focuses on the use of info-metric and information-theoretic ideas in the development and analysis of statistical models. The aims of the workshop are to provide a forum for the dissemination of new research in this area and also to stimulate discussion between researchers across fields.

The conference will consist of Invited Talks, Invited Sessions, and Submitted Papers.

Final Conference Program

Helpful Information for conference attendees

Invited Speakers

Victor Chernozhukov (MIT)

Whitney Newey (MIT)

Eric Renault (Brown)

Conference Co-Chairs

Alastair Hall (University of Manchester)

Richard Smith (University of Cambridge)

Program Committee:

Jaap Abbring, Tilburg University
Marine Carrasco, Université de Montréal
Min Chen, University of Oxford
Prosper Dovonon, Concordia University
John Harte, UC Berkeley
Atsushi Inoue, Vanderbilt University
Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University
Frank Kleibergen, University of Amsterdam
Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde
Siem Jan Koopman, Free University Amsterdam
Dennis Kristensen, University College London
Sokbae Lee, Seoul National University
Oliver Linton, University of Cambridge
Alexei Onatski, University of Cambridge
Chris Orme, University of Manchester
Taisuke Otsu, London School of Economics
Werner Ploberger, Washington University
Jeff Racine, McMaster University
Adam Rosen, University College London
Barbara Rossi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Mark Steel, University of Warwick
Robert Taylor, University of Essex
Ximing Wu, Texas A&M University



April 1-2, 2016
Clare College
, Cambridge, UK
Submissions due Dec. 4, 2015



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Stansted Airport is located just 30 miles south of Cambridge, is 35 minutes away via the M11 motorway and is the most convenient international airport but there are also regular flights from most European destinations. Heathrow and Gatwick are both approximately 2 hours away by road or rail, and there are frequent coach connections to Cambridge (Drummer Street Bus Station) from all three airports.

NB: If taking a taxi please ensure you advise them to arrive at the appropriate Porters Lodge. For bedroom arrivals, this will be either Memorial Court or Chesterton Lane.

By road

Cambridge is linked to London and the M25 by the M11 motorway. Exit at junction 12 for Barton Road or Junction 13 for Madingley Road.

Access from the Midlands and North is via the A14 and A1. From whichever direction you approach you should make for the A14 to the north of Cambridge.


Cambridge is less than an hour away from London by train with frequent departures from King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations. Some direct services operate from Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham. Cambridge Station is about a 25 minute walk from Clare, but buses run every 8 minutes into the centre of Cambridge and taxis are available for hire at Cambridge Station.


There are frequent services between London's Victoria Coach Station and Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge. Most services will terminate from Cambridge Bus Station, from here it is only a 5-minute walk to Clare Old Court.