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Info-Metrics Institute | Workshop Program, 2010 April

Info-Metrics in the Natural Sciences and
Its Implications for the Social Sciences

All events on April 27
at American University's Ward Building, Room 1
(Note that 6:00 Reception located in Mary Graydon Center Rooms 2 & 3)

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Download: Printable Program, Additional Material


8:00-9:00 Registration-Coffee-Refreshments


9:00-9:05 Welcoming Remarks

Peter Starr, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, American University


9:05-9:15 Info-Metrics and Workshop's Objectives

Amos Golan (American U)

9:15-10:00 Session I
Entropic Dynamics

Chair: Robert Lerman (American U)
Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)

10:10-11:15 Session II
Maximal Entropy Inference of Oncogenicity

Chair: Nozer Singpurwalla (George Washington U)
Raphael D. Levine (The Hebrew U)
Discussant: Amos Golan (American U)


11:15-11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-12:30 Session III
Info-Metrics in Medicine and Biology

Chair: Nicholas M. Kiefer (Cornell)
Steve Pincus

Background-Survey Articles:
References Pertinent to Approximate Entropy
Irregularity and Asynchrony in Network Signals
Assessing Serial Irregularity and It's Implications for Health
Approximate entropy as a measure of system complexity
Randomness and degrees of irregularity
Not all (possibly) "random" sequences are created equal
A recipe for randomness
Quantification of hormone pulsatility via an approximate entropy algorithm
Physiological time-series analysis: what does regularity quantify?
Heart rate control in normal and aborted-SIDS infants
Enhanced Basal and Disorderly Growth Hormone Secretion Distinguish Acromegalic from Normal Pulsatile Growth Hormone Release
Differential orderliness of the GH release process in castrate male and female rats




Discussant: Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi (Emory)
Discussant: Ximing Wu (Texas A&M)


12:30-1:45 Lunch (Provided)


1:45-2:45 Session IV
Philosophy of Information

Chair: Ariel Caticha (SUNY Albany)
Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)
Background Material


2:45-4:00 Session V
Using Self-dissimilarity to Quantify Complexity

Chair: James Bono (American U)
David Wolpert (NASA)
Background Material
Discussant: Duncan K. Foley (New School and Santa Fe Inst.)
Discussant: Douglas Miller (U. Missouri - Columbia)


4:00-4:15 Coffee Break


4:15-6:00 Round Table
Info-Metrics: Information Processing across the Sciences

Moderator: Robin Lumsdaine (American U)
Pieter Adriaans (U. Amsterdam)
Duncan K. Foley (New School for Social Research and Santa Fe Inst.)
Nicholas M. Kiefer (Cornell)
Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi (Emory)
Nozer Singpurwalla (George Washington U)


6:00-7:30 Reception

(Mary Graydon Center 2 & 3)