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Beyond i.i.d. in Information Theory

Workshop
23rd July 2018 to 27th July 2018
Organisers: 
Nilanjana Datta University of Cambridge
Jossy Sayir University of Cambridge, European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge
Sergio Verdu Princeton University
Andreas Winter ICREA and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Workshop Theme

The week-long workshop "Beyond i.i.d. in Information Theory" at the Isaac Newton Institute, will bring together the classical and quantum Shannon theory communities working on one-shot and finite block length information theory, with coding theorists, researchers into quantum thermodynamics and other resource theories, and mathematical physicists, whose work provides insights into entropic quantities and their properties. These are timely areas of research and interactions between them are increasingly important. Moreover, this focus provides a follow-up to the programme "Mathematical Challenges of Quantum Information".

Concrete topics to be covered in the workshop will include:

  • Finite block length analysis
  • One-shot information theory
  • Entropic quantities
  • Additivity problems
  • Thermodynamics and other resource theories
  • Mathematical physics
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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