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Info-Metrics Institute | Conference Program, 2014 October

Info-Metrics Institute | Conference Program, 2014 October

Recent Innovations in Info-Metrics: A Interdisciplinary Perspective

ALL EVENTS OCTOBER 31 AND NOVEMBER 1 AT MARY GRAYDON CENTER 4 & 5 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

PROGRAM

Friday, October 31

(Location: Mary Graydon Center 4 & 5)

Shuttle service arrives to campus by 8:30

 

8:30-9:25 AM  Registration-Coffee-Refreshments

 

9:30-9:40 AM  Welcoming Remarks

Cornelius M. Kerwin (President, American U)

 

9:40-10:00 AM Conference Opener

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

 

10:00-11:10 AM  SESSION I: INFO-METRICS, MICRO AND FINANCE
Chair: Eric Renault (Economics, Brown)

 

1. Essie Maasoumi (Economics, Emory) and L.Wang

"The Gender Earning Gap: Measurement and Analysis"   abstract

 

2. Michael Stutzer (Finance U. Colorado, Boulder)

"Entropy Asset Pricing Error Diagnostics"

 

3. Decancq Koen (Social Policy U. Antwerp, Belgium)

"Long-term Treads in US Family Earnings Inequality: Disentangling Impacts of Earnings Correlation, Joint Labor Supply and Assortative mating"   abstract

 

4. Marine Carrasco (Eonomics, U. Montreal) and B.Rossi

"In-sample Inference and Forecasting in Mis-specified Factor Models"

 

11:10-11:20 AM Coffee break

 

11:25 AM-12:05 PM SESSION II: INFORMATION THEORY IN PHYSICS
Chair: Luciano Floridi (Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford)

 

1.Constantino Tsallis (Theoretical Physics, Brazil)

"Non-Additive Entropies-Foundations and Applications inn Physics and Elsewhere"   abstract

 

12:05-1:00 PM Lunch (Provided)

 

1:00-2:00 PM SESSION III: UNCERTAINTY AND DISAGREEMENT OF ECONOMIC FORECASTERS.
Organizer: Ehsan Soofi (Management Science and Statistics, UW Milwaukee)
Chair: Alastair Hall (Econometrics, U. Manchester, UK)

 

1. K. Lahiri (Economics, Health Policy, SUNY, Albany)

"Measuring Uncertainty of a Combined Forecast and the Role of Disagreement" abstract

 

2. Mehdi Shoja and Ehsan Soofi (Management Science and Statistics, UW Milwaukee)

"Information Provided by the Uncertainty and Disagreement of Economic Forecasters"   abstract

 

3. Luciano Floridi (Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford)

"The Value of Uncertainty" abstract

 

2:00-3:00 PM  SESSION IV: ADVANCES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICS OF INFORMATION
Chair: Robert Lerman (Economics, American U and Urban Institute)

 

1. Wojciech Szpankowski (Computer Science and Director Center for Sicence of Info., Purdue)

"Frontiers of Science of Information: Research at the Center for Science of Information"   abstract

 

2. Nate Harshman (Physics, American U)

"The Ontic, the Epistemic, and the Worries of Quantum Information"   abstract

 

3. Ariel Caticha (Physics, SUNY Albany)

"Entropic Dynamics"

 

3:05-3:25 PM  Coffee Break

 

3:25-4:05 PM  SESSION V: VALUE OF INFORMATION
Chair: Teddy Seidenfeld (Philosophy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon)

 

1. J. Michael Dunn (Informatics and Computing, Philosophy, Indiana U)

"Risk and the Value of Information"   abstract

 

2. A. Golan and Radu Balan (Mathematics and CSCAMM, U. MD College Park)

"On the Intrinsic Value of Information"   abstract 

 

4:05-4:15 PM A short Coffee Break

 

4:15-5:45 PM SESSION VI: INFORMATION THEORY FOR TESTING AND ESTIMATION I
Chair: Refik Soyer (Management Science, George Washington U)

 

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

"Info-Metric Methods for Grouped Data"   abstract

 

2. S. Chaudhurui and Eric Renault (Economics, Brown)

"Improvements of Score Tests by the Use of Implied Probabilities from Entropy Maximization"   abstract

 

3. Richard Smith (Economics, Cambridge, UK)

"Additional Conditional Moment Tests"  abstract 

 

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

"Panel Nonparametric Regression with Fixed Effects"

 

5:50 PM  Welcome to the Reception Remarks

Dennis Glennon (Director, Credit Risk Analysis Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)


6:00-7:30 PM RECEPTION (Mary Graydon Center 2 & 3)
Sponsored by the Center for Science of Information (Purdue)

Shuttle will pick up guests at 7:30 outside of Mary Graydon Center.

 

 

Saturday, November 1

(Location: Mary Graydon Center 4 & 5)

Shuttle service arrives to campus by 8:30 AM

8:00-9:00 AM Coffee-Refreshments (Light Breakfast)

 

9:00-9:50 AM SESSION VII: INFORMATION THEORY, UTILITY-DRIVEN BEHAVIOR, AND BIOLOGY
Organizer: David Wolpert (Santa Fe Inst)
Chair: Werner Ploberger (Economics, Washington U, St. Louis)

 

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

"An Ensemble Approach to Theory Choice" abstract

 

2.David Wolpert (Santa Fe Institute)

"The Information Geometry underlying Noncooperative Game Theory"

 

3.Michael Lachmann (Evolutionary Anthropology, Max Planck Inst and Santa Fe Inst.)

"A Value for Information in Biology"   abstract

 

9:55-10:35 AM SESSION VIII: MAXIMUM ENTROPY AND INFERENCE IN ECOLOGY
Chair: Robin Lumsdaine (Finance, American U)

 

1. John Harte (Environmental Science, UC Berkeley)

"Maximum Entropy and the Inference of Pattern, Process, and Dynamics in Ecology"   abstract

 

10:40-10:55 AM Coffee break

 

10:55-11.45 AM SESSION IX: INFO-METRICS ECONOMETRICS
Chair: Rossella Bernardini Papalia (Statistics, U Bologna, Italy)

 

1. Hwan-sik Choi (Economics, Binghamton U)

"Information Theory for Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Diffusion Model" abstract

 

2. Alexis Akira Toda (Economics, UC San Diego)

"Error Estimate and Convergence Analysis of Moment-Preserving Discrete Approximations of Continuous Distributions"   abstract

 

3. E. Renault and Daniela Scida (Economics, Brown), Causality and Markovianity: Information Theoretic Measures"   abstract

 

4. Kenric Nelson (Raytheon Integrated Defense System)

"Reduced Perplexity: Uncertainty Measures without Entropy" abstract

 

11:45 AM-12:30 PM  SESSION X: INFORMATION PROCESSING, LEARNING AND VISUALIZATION
Chair: Nick Kiefer (Economics, Cornell)

 

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

"Exact Optimization by Means of Sequentially Adaptive Bayesian Learning"

 

2. Min Chen (Scientific Visualization, Oxford)

"Measuring Information in Visualization" abstract

 

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch (Provided)

 

1:30-2:10 PM SESSION XI: INFORMATION THEORY FOR TESTING AND ESTIMATION II
Chair: Marine Carrasco (Economics, U. Montreal)

 

1. Werner Ploberger (Economics, Washington U, St. Louis)

"On the Consistency of Information-Matrix-Type Tests"  abstract

 

2. Yuichi Kitamura (Economics, Yale) and T.Otsu

"Empirical Likelihood and Measurement Error"   abstract

 

2:10-3:00 PM SESSION XII: INFO-METRICS WITH NONPARAMETRIC AND SEMIPARAMETRIC METHODS
Organizer & Chair: Jeff Racine (Economics, Statistics, Mathematics McMaster U.)

 

1. K.Wan and Ximing Wu ( Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M U)

"Spatially Smoothed Kernel Density Estimations Via Empirical Likelihood" abstract

 

2. Victor Yakovenko (Physics, U MD)

"Evolution of Global Inequality in Energy consumption as Entropy-Maximizing Process"   abstract

 

3. A. Golan, Yundong Tu ( Management and Stat Sci, Peking University) and A.Ullah

"Parametric and Nonparametric Model Averaging Using Generalized Entropy"

 

3:00-3:20 PM Coffee Break

 

3:20-4:20 PM SESSION XIII: INFORMATION-THEORETIC APPROACHES TO COMPLEX BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Organizer: Ilya Nemenman (Physics and Biology, Emory)
Chair: Sherman Robinson (IFPRI)

 

1. Ilya Nemenman (Physics and Biology, Emory)

"Adaptation or Adaptation? How predictive information limits growth of population and capital in changing environments " 

 

2. Bryan Daniel (Center for complexity and Collective Computation, U. Wisconsin, Madison)

"Information amplification and critically in a social system"   abstract

 

3. David Schwab (Physics, Northwestern U)

"Mechanistic Models of Multicellular Computation"  abstract

 

4:25-4:45 PM SESSION XIV: COMPLEXITY AND FACTICITY
Chair: Ehsan Soofi ( Management Science and Statistics, UW Milwaukee)

 

1. Pieter Adriaans ( Institute for Informatics University of Amsterdam)

"Five Years of Facticity Research"   abstract

 

4:45-5:00 PM Coffee Break

 

5:00-6:20 PM INFO-METRICS ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Robin Lumsdaine(Finance, American U)

Rossella Bernardini Papalia ( U Bologna, Italy)

J. Michael Dunn (Indiana U Bloomington)

Nick Kiefer (Cornell)

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

Min Chen (Oxford U)

Richard Smith (Cambridge U)