Seminar presentation: "Transfer Entropy" Fri. Feb. 14, 12-1PM, ECE Conf. Rm., by Ethan Hoerr
- Friday, February 14, 2020 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Cobleigh Hall, 608 - view map
ECE grad student Ethan Hoerr will present an informal public technical seminar about “Transfer Entropy” noon-1PM on Friday, February 14, 2020, in the ECE Conference Room (608 Cobleigh Hall).
The topic is relevant to Ethan’s doctoral research work. All interested students and faculty are welcome to attend!
In 1948, Claude Shannon’s article A Mathematical Theory of Communication introduced entropy as a measure of information and birthed information theory as a field of study. Since then, other useful information theoretic measures have built upon Shannon’s foundation, including mutual information and transfer entropy. As an application of entropy, mutual information measures the amount of information shared by two random processes, while transfer entropy can discern the flow of the shared information from one process to the other. This technical seminar will review the fundamental information theory concepts and discuss the application of transfer entropy for estimating the memory extent of a single-input, single-output system.